Highlights

  • Prepares you for a professional career in English language teaching.
  • Develop excellent knowledge and practical skills to teach English to speakers of other languages.
  • Provides increased understanding of the language issues facing many migrant children or international students.
  • Learn today, use tomorrow with our real-world courses.
  • You can choose to specialise in this area or choose option units across a range of topics.
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).

Highlights

  • Prepares you for a professional career in English language teaching.
  • Develop excellent knowledge and practical skills to teach English to speakers of other languages.
  • Provides increased understanding of the language issues facing many migrant children or international students.
  • Learn today, use tomorrow with our real-world courses.
  • You can choose to specialise in this area or choose option units across a range of topics.
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).

Study this course anywhere, anytime.

You don't have to leave home to go to university. This course is one of the many QUT degrees you can study online.

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Why choose this course?

The Gradaute Certificate in Education (TESOL) can provide you with qualifications to seek new employment in second language education in Queensland, Australia, or overseas.

It will equip you with understandings of second language acquisition and the ability to implement innovative learning and teaching approaches.

Learn from the best

The QUT course has an established reputation as the qualification of choice for teachers seeking face-to-face and online experiences. You will learn from experts who are leaders in their particular areas of second language education. The Graduate Certificate in Education (TESOL) is backed by evidence-based research in areas including:

  • second language pedagogy
  • second language assessment
  • school-based teaching and learning
  • the links between migration and education
  • the social implications of second language use.

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What to expect

You’ll gain practical skills in:

  • second language needs analyses
  • second language task design and assessment
  • teaching second language listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

The Graduate Certificate in Education (TESOL) is designed to be responsive to practitioners in schools, universities and community education who are seeking knowledge, understandings and skills in second language education. You’ll be able to recognise and address the needs of their students who are using English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D).

Flexible delivery

You may study this course part time. If you choose a selection of option units you can choose to study full-time or part-time.

You can study on campus, online or select a blended approach to suit you. QUT provides a variety of online learning environments to enable you to participate fully, receive expert guidance and support, and be in regular contact with expert teaching staff.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Education (TESOL) is recognised in the school and higher education sectors in Australia and overseas. It is also recognised in the ELICOS language education and TAFE sectors in Australia. This provides you with a portable qualification, whether you are seeking new career opportunities or seeking advancement in your existing workplace.

Course articulation

You have the option to keep learning and build towards a Master of Education.

Course articulation

You have the option to further your studies with a Master of Education. In the Master of Education you can choose to continue online study or consider face-to-face studies at our Kelvin Grove campus.

Possible careers

  • TESOL Teacher

Details and units

To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Education (TESOL) you will need to complete all units in the TESOL major. You may only study the TESOL major part time.

 

The Graduate Certificate in Education (TESOL) is only available to non-student visa holders or international students studying from their home country. This course is available 1 year part-time. To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Education (TESOL) you will need to complete all units in the TESOL major.

International students studying on a student visa may only study full time. If that's you, you will need to refer to Graduate Certificate in Education - Choice of Units to create a full-time course structure.

Requirements

Course code
EU60
Delivery
  • Online
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • External
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
6 months full-time
1 years part-time
Duration
1 years part-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
  • A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or

  • A recognised diploma in a relevant discipline with at least two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in a relevant area; or

  • Five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in the relevant field.

Minimum academic requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in the relevant discipline.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $1,900 per year full-time (48 credit points) (Subject to the passing of legislation)

2021 fees

2021: $14,900 per year full-time (48 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about postgraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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