Certificate IV in TESOL

Certificate IV in TESOL

Course Code
Vocational English Language & ELICOS
Study Area(s)
Teach English
Course Length
Part-time day(16 weeks)
Part-time night(16 weeks)

Start Date(s): 1) 06 February 2018 2) 24 February 2018 3) 31 July 2018 4) 15 September 2018
End Date(s): 1) 07 June 2018 2) 21 July 2018 3) 29 Nov 2018 4) 26 Jan 2019
Days and Time: 1) 6pm - 9pm Tuesday and Thursday 2) 9am - 4pm Saturdays 3) 6pm - 9pm Tuesday and Thursday 4) 9am - 4pm Saturdays

Course Overview

This nationally recognised qualification provides people with practical skills in teaching English to speakers of other languages. The course aims to develop candidates language analysis skills and awareness of cultural factors in language learning. It also addresses the skills and knowledge requirements for designing and delivering an English Language training program for learners from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds (CALD). 

Upon graduation, candidates will be able to plan lessons for learners at different levels, in a variety of contexts, design and adapt classroom materials, conduct lessons effectively and analyse language for teaching purposes.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
TESACL401AAnalyse Culture and Learning25
TESATE401AAnalyse and Teach English Language30
TESDRF402ADevelop Resource Files15
TESTEG402ATeach English Grammar25
TESTLE402ATeach Listening25
TESTRE402ATeach Reading25
TESTSE402ATeach Speaking25
TESTSP402ATeach Spelling and Pronunciation25
TESTWE402ATeach Writing25


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
TESMAD403AUse Music, Art and Drama in TESOL20
TESTAL403ATeach ESL to Teenage Learners20
TESTEC403AUse Technology to Assist ESL Learners20

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.


For Business and Industry

We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.

Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2018 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Average annual course fee#
Average annual course fee#
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Full Fee
Average annual course fee#

Table 2

Average material
fees per annum *


Average consumable
fees per annum*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2018 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:
Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2018: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
240 240 $2.30 $0.46 $12.50

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2018. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.


Can I apply?

There are prerequisites for this course. You are expected to demonstrate satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)

Where and how can I study?

Venue: Docklands campus

Type of delivery: face- to- face 

Components: Practicum and Observation of ESL classes in the day (8.30 - 12.45 pm)

Class times: 6-9 p.m.

Frequency: 2 nights / week



Students in this course are expected to undertake teaching practice which involves teaching and observation of classes, be involved in written assignments ( individual and group work ), presentations and attain a competency written tests and tasks.


*Self-study is expected as materials are available online.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in teaching English in Australia or overseas. The Certificate IV in Teaching English to Speakers Of Other Languages (TESOL) is recognised by the National English Teaching Accreditation Scheme (NEAS) as a minimum qualification for teaching in an ELICOS program or a Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) funded program in Australia.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in planning lessons for learners at different levels in a variety of contexts. You will learn to design and adapt classroom materials, conduct lessons effectively and analyse language for teaching purposes.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other languages). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course will lead to higher level studies in the Diploma of TESOL. Credit transfers may be available into a degree or masters level.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, click on the 'Apply Here' button above or by calling us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. This course has start dates throughout the year depending on demand. You must attend an information session or arrange for the literacy and numeracy assessment before being accepted.



How will I be selected for this course?


All applicants will be asked to complete a pre-training task ( Literacy and Numeracy task) to demonstrate their suitability in the TESOL industry. Applicants will need to achieve a level of competency before being accepted into the course.

Non-native English speakers are expected to demonstrate an IELTS score or equivalency of 6.5.