Australian Council of TESOL Associations

Australian Council of TESOL Associations

“Listening to AMEP Teachers” – a forum with Alison Larkins, Commonwealth Coordinator-General for Migrant Services

March 10 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm AEDT

A follow on event from the ACTA Forum on The Future of the AMEP (11th Nov. 2020)

The Department of Home Affairs has provided answers to the questions that arose in the forum. These were collated and summarised under relevant headings by Helen Moore and Jakki Cashman – see AMEP-Forum-Nov-2020-Questions-by-topic.pdf 

Please view the Department’s answers in the file below:
ACTA Forum 11-11-2020 Department of Home Affairs response

Ms Larkins and the AMEP Team have agreed to participate in a follow-up “listening” meeting. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 10th March 2021 7-9pm AEDT and will take place on Zoom. Because the meeting will include break-out groups, numbers must be limited to 100 participants. See the registration link below:

Advance registrations have now closed

BUT, click here to get your name on the waiting list 


Please note the questions at the end of the Department’s file to which Ms Larkins seeks feedback. The Zoom meeting will focus on providing this feedback.

  1. What resources do teachers need to ensure quality teaching? How should they be shared?
  2. How can the AMEP support the different needs of the diverse student cohorts, particularly those who have low literacy or limited formal education?
  3. How can the AMEP benefit from advances in educational technology? What resources do teachers and students need in terms of digital and remote learning?
  4. What is the ideal teaching environment (e.g. mode of delivery, class size, mixed levels)?
  5. What role should AMEP providers play in seeking employment outcomes for students?

(*) NOTE:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive this email within 1 hour of registering.

Please note: if you have not joined the meeting by 7.05pm, your place in this meeting may be made available to people from the waiting list that are on standby.



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