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

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    4 units

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

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About this course

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program offered by Curtin University will give you the education and training to take your teaching career further. Focusing primarily on TESOL practices in Australia and the South East Asian region, you will develop a specialised teaching component to really hone your English language teaching skills.


Students are expected to hold a teaching qualification with an assessed practicum component. Applications may be considered from students with an extensive background in teaching and who hold an undergraduate degree successfully completed in English from a recognised university.

If the undergraduate degree has been completed in a language other than English, certified transcripts of IELTS results must be included with the application.

Areas of study

In this TESOL course, you will study:

  • World Englishers
  • Talking across cultures
  • Teaching English to speakers of other languages
  • Language studies
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OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
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The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

There is a worldwide need for specialist English language teachers, and a Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) will give you the skills to qualify for education positions in Australia as well as overseas.

This course is ideal for practising teachers in all education sectors, recent university graduates, first-language speakers of languages other than English or retired teachers looking to return to the workforce. Upon completion of this course you will have the opportunity to take your skills abroad.

Payment options & support

Finance options

FEE-HELP is available.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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