Changes to the Adult Migrant English Program
In July 2017 the Australian Government changed the way students studying in the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) are assessed. Students who were being assessed under the Certificate of Spoken and Written English (CSWE) will now be assessed under the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).
What is the Australian Core Skills Framework
The Australian Core Skills Framework, or ACSF, measures your level of skill in terms of learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy. We also use this to measure your level of English language skill, and assess your ability to gain employment and succeed in the workplace.
Benefits of the Australian Core Skills Framework
The ACSF is the most recognised framework of core skills in Australian vocational education Designed to deliver workplace-specific skills and knowledge, vocational education and training (VET) covers a wide range of careers and industries, including trade and office work, retail, hospitality and technology., and is what you will be most commonly measured on when applying for future study or training, or employment. Changing the way AMEP students are assessed to the ACSF will improve student’s access to a broader range of training, education and employment opportunities.
How will this change impact me?
Students of the Adult Migrant English Program who began their study before July 2017, and who were being assessed under the Certificate of Spoken and Written English (CSWE), will now be assessed under the Australian Core Skills Framework. The study you have already completed towards your CSWE will be recognised and the focus of your study will change to the Australian Core Skills framework.
For students starting their study with the Adult Migrant English Program after July 2017, you will be automatically assessed under the ACSF.