The Australian government is pleased to confirm the Immigration (Education) Amendment (Expanding Access to English Tuition) Commencement Proclamation 2021 has now been registered and can be viewed online at

The legislation will come into effect from 19 April 2021. Until then, current legislation applies.
These changes are:
1. removing the 510 hour limit on a person’s entitlement to free English tuition
2. raising the upper limit for AMEP eligibility (and exit point for the program) from functional English to vocational English
3. removing the time limits on enrolling, commencing, and completing tuition for eligible migrants who first arrived in Australia on or before 1 October 2020.