Certificate IV In Tesol (Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages)


Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Course Code
Vocational English Language & ELICOS
Study Area(s)
Teach English / TESOL
Course Length
Part-time(20 - 21 weeks*)

Start Date(s): Intake 3: 08 Aug 2022
End Date(s): Intake 3:30 Jan 2023
Days and Time: Intake 3: Mon and Wed 5.30pm - 8.30pm

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.

*Duration: 20-21 weeks of delivery + additional time required to complete work placement ( teaching practice )

^This course will transition into the 11021NAT Cert IV in English Language Teaching ( TESOL )

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
TESCIE001Create a culturally inclusive learning environment (TESCIE001)50
TESDRF001Develop resource files (TESDRF001)50
TESGAE001Use the genre approach to teach English (TESGAE001)60
TESTEG001Teach English grammar (TESTEG001)60
TESTLE001Teach listening (TESTLE001)50
TESTRE001Teach reading (TESTRE001)60
TESTSE001Teach speaking (TESTSE001)50
TESTSP001Teach spelling and pronunciation (TESTSP001)60
TESTWE001Teach writing (TESTWE001)60


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
TESMAD001Use music, art and drama in TESOL (TESMAD001)120
TESTEC001Use technology to assist ESL learning (TESTEC001)120

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment includes written, and practical assessment methods. The practical assessment consists of 12 hours; 6 hours of successful demonstration in teaching classes and 6 hours of observations. Practical assessments are completed outside of class times. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

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

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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 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).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# 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. 

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

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
620 620 $2.76 $0.55 $5.06

^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 2022. 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.

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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?

To be considered for this course, you must meet the entry requirements.

  • At least 18 years of age
  • VCE or completion of Year 12 (or overseas equivalent)
  • Individuals whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or equivalent. IELTS 7 and above is preferred.
  • Demonstrated level of spoken and written English upon completion of a Literacy and Numeracy assessment at Kangan Institute (details below)

Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Pre-Requisite Requirement

The first step in enrolling is completing a Literacy and Numeracy assessment on campus or online. This is a Government requirement to access eligibility for all students.

All prospective students who have completed their Year 12 VCE or have attained a Cert 4 qualification and above in Australia will be exempted from completing the LLN assessment.

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Docklands Campus.

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 TESOL qualification for teaching in an English Language program in Australia. Please note that employment requirements may vary according to institute type, program and level.

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 you may click the 'Apply Here' button to begin our online application process.

To register for the compulsory information or literacy and numeracy sessions, please select click here to attend an information/enrolment session, then select Teach English to see the available sessions.

How will I be selected for this course?

Selection process

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.

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

*Duration: 20-21 weeks of delivery + additional time required to complete work placement


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 in written tasks.

*Self-study is expected as materials are available online and in core text.