If you’re interested in volunteering and meeting new people from different cultural backgrounds, then we want you!
Volunteer tutors help migrants with English language development, and Australian settlement skills.
Students are part of the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), which provides free English tuition to eligible migrants and refugees.
As a tutor you will receive free training, attending a 20-hour course (face-to-face or online).
Once you’re ready, you’ll be paired with a student, and commit to catching up for 1 - 2 hours a week to assist the student with their English language skills. You’ll meet in locations such as cafes, libraries, community centres, or in a student’s home.
To apply, please complete the Volunteer Tutor Scheme application form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’d like more information, please call: (08) 7210 3566 or (08) 8226 6555.
By volunteering to become a tutor you have an opportunity to:
I finished my working career and was looking to help a newcomer to Australia assimilate more easily into our way of life.
I saw the TAFE SA Volunteer Tutor advertisement and applied. I completed the training before being assigned to an Afghan couple.
I really love the interaction with my students. You can see they want to learn as much as they can and I was amazed at the friendliness of my students welcoming me into their homes.
When we have a Professional Update Day with other Volunteer Tutors we share ideas, activities and resources. My favourite part of being a Volunteer Tutor is preparing a new and interesting activity each week, plus revisiting what we have learnt from the previous week.
The Volunteer Tutor Scheme matches trained volunteers with migrants and refugees who want to learn English but are unable to attend classes. All volunteer tutors undertake a English as a Second Language (ESL) training course especially designed for tutors.
The 20 hour course will give you the knowledge and skills required to work effectively with students in ESL programs. Each training session is compulsory.
It provides you with information about:
You need to be able to:
You don't need to:
Tutoring takes place once a week in the refugee or migrant's own home or at a public venue.
You will learn new skills, meet new people and have the opportunity to help others. As a tutor with the Volunteer Tutor Scheme you will have access to TAFE SA Adelaide and Salisbury Libraries - Adelaide Library being the largest English language library in South Australia.
Anyone with a good level of English, good pronunciation and a few hours to give each week can apply for the Volunteer Tutor Scheme training.
Training is free! Two Department of Human Services (DHS) Screening Checks will be required - WWCC and Vulnerable Persons.
Training will be delivered face-to-face at TAFE SA’s Adelaide campus and Salisbury Campus once a week for 5 weeks.
Alternatively for those unable to attend face-to-face training, an online training option is available. Please call to discuss training options with our VTS staff.
TAFE SA Adelaide City Campus120 Currie StreetAdelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 7210 3566
Freecall 1800 882 661