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Skilled Professional Migrants Program (SPMP)

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  • Course Category:

    Professional Advancement

  • Program Type:

    Courses For Professionals

  • The course will help you get the job you want and make your employment journey easier
  • This is a pre-employment course that includes vocational counselling and guest speakers from the corporate sector
  • There may be an opportunity to access the professional mentor program on completion of the program

AMES recently produced a new research report entitled, Securing futures: making the most of migrants' skills, that reviews the effectiveness of the Skilled Professional Migrants Program (SPMP).

This research found that participating in employment orientation like the SPMP can be particularly effective in fast tracking people into work that uses their skills. Interviews with 239 program participants found that 89% had found work following the program and more than half were in a job that used their overseas qualifications and experience. You can read the full report here.

What will I learn?

  • The Australian job market and workplace culture
  • Writing Australian style resumes and cover letters
  • Understanding job advertisements and applying for a job
  • Interview skills including preparation, practice and feedback
  • Telephone skills
  • Networking skills

What jobs can I get after completing this course?

A job in your profession.

Client Testimonials

“I am happy that I am going to start my engineering career in Australia and that the tips and preparation I received from AMES drove me into my new job. All the processes from the resume preparation to the mentoring program helped me to develop the skills to get this job”. (JG)

"While on the SPMP, we met company representatives who did mock interviews with us and gave us feedback about our performance. This improved my confidence and helped me to learn about the Australian way." (NA)

"It was a pleasure to communicate with my mentor. He gave me some valuable advice and local knowledge because he was an industry insider." (KB)

"I'm endlessly thankful to AMES - they do very impORTANT things for migrants and the future community and they do it really effectively and well. Thanks to all the AMES staff for their great job! I will never forget what I learned from the SPMP lessons and from my AMES workbook. My progress was based on everything I learned there." (KB)


The program is open to:

  • Permanent residents
  • Australian Citizens
  • Provisional residents

Course duration

  • 4 week intensive workshop
  • 4 days per week 

Course dates

Courses run regularly throughout the year.

Next Information Sessions held at AMES Australia Flagstaff are:

Tuesday 3 October at 9.30am

Tuesday 17 October at 9.30am

Tuesday 31 October at 9.30am

Monday 13th November at 9.30am

This training is a Learn Local course delivered with Victorian Government funding.

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Call AMES Flagstaff on 13 AMES (2637) to find out the fees for this program.

How to Enrol

Contact AMES Flagstaff (city) to find out:

  • information session dates and times
  • course dates
  • your eligibility
  • cost
  • arrange a time to have your English level assessed 

Course will be run subject to enrolment numbers.


AMES Australia Flagstaff - Melbourne City