The Volunteer Tutor Scheme, as part of the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), helps eligible migrants and refugees who cannot attend English classes.
The Scheme provides training and support for volunteer tutors who help migrants and refugees to learn English and to settle into Australia.
Secure your spot in an upcoming training course by email or phone (7210 3566):
5 compulsory sessions - 9.15am-12.45pm
8 weeks self paced (3 hour commitment per week)
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 Afghani 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 15 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 once a week for five weeks on Tuesdays from 9.15am-12.45pm at either TAFE SA Adelaide City Campus or TAFE SA Salisbury Campus. Alternatively for those working or unable to attend the face-to-face training the Online option is available. Our Volunteer Tutor Scheme staff will discuss training options with you.
For more information about becoming a volunteer tutor please contact our friendly Volunteer Tutor Scheme staff on (08) 7210 3566 or AMEP reception staff on (08) 8226 6555. Alternatively you can complete the VTS Application Form and email it to email@example.com.
TAFE SA Salisbury Campus
16 Wiltshire Street
SALISBURY SA 5108
Phone: (08) 7210 3566
Freecall 1800 882 661