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 Code||Module Title||Nominal Hours
|TESCIE001||Create a culturally inclusive learning environment (TESCIE001)||50
|TESDRF001||Develop resource files (TESDRF001)||50
|TESGAE001||Use the genre approach to teach English (TESGAE001)||60
|TESTEG001||Teach English grammar (TESTEG001)||60
|TESTLE001||Teach listening (TESTLE001)||50
|TESTRE001||Teach reading (TESTRE001)||60
|TESTSE001||Teach speaking (TESTSE001)||50
|TESTSP001||Teach spelling and pronunciation (TESTSP001)||60
|TESTWE001||Teach writing (TESTWE001)||60
|Module Code||Module Title||Nominal Hours
|TESMAD001||Use music, art and drama in TESOL (TESMAD001)||120
|TESTEC001||Use 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 may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. 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.
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!
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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).
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
# 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.
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).
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
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
student contact hours
Government Subsidised $/SCH
Indigenous Concession $/SCH
Full fee $/SCH
^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 email@example.com for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.
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 you must fill in a direct application form which can be obtained from the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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?
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
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.