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

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Course Rundown

Hey, hello, hi there…. Spread the English language around the world when you become a certified TESOL teacher with the Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) (10695NAT) from MCIE.

As MCIE is an award-winning English language school you can be confident that’ll you’ll receive the right education and training you need to excel as an English teacher. You will learn all the elements of teaching conversational English, including pronunciation, grammar, speaking, listening, reading and writing. The course is delivered over 25 weeks and includes six hours of face-to-face and approximately eight-hours of self-paced study per week. 

Work Placement

As part of this course, students are required to complete 12 hours of practical work experience. 


The following requirements apply for admission into this course:

Education/Core Skills
Students must meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills standards for Certificate IV level study and demonstrate that they are a suitable candidate for this course. Refer to MCIE’s website for details

Age at Commencement 
It is recommended that students have attained the age of 18 by course start date

Special Needs
MCIE welcomes people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course

Evidence of Australian citizenship or permanent residency is required. All participants require a Unique Student Identification (USI) number. If you do not have a USI number you can apply for one online at https://www.usi.gov.au/students or you can give MCIE’s admin staff permission to apply on your behalf.

What You’ll Learn

In this TESOL, the subjects you may cover include: 

Core Units

  • TESCIE001 - Create a culturally inclusive learning environment
  • TESGAE001 - Use the genre approach to teach English
  • TESTEG001 - Teach English grammar
  • TESTSP001 - Teach spelling and pronunciation
  • TESTSE001 - Teach speaking
  • TESTLE001 - Teach listening
  • TESTRE001 - Teach reading
  • TESTWE001 - Teach writing
  • TESDRF001 - Develop resource files

Elective Units

  • TESTEC001 - Use technology to assist ESL learning

Why study with Melbourne City Institute of Education?

Discover a career that really makes a difference and achieve your education goals with help and guidance from the widely recognised, Melbourne City Institute of Education (MCIE).

Their industry renowned training courses have earned them a host of awards and have seen countless students achieve success in community services, aged care and more. When you study with MCIE you’ll not only get the theory side down pat, but their state-of-the-art facility and custom designed training rooms will give you all the hands-on skills you need.

Discover the MCIE difference today!

Student Support

MCIE is committed to supporting their students throughout every step of their learning journey, which is why they’ve set up a dedicated Student Welfare Coordinator, available 24/7 to assist you with whatever you need at any time of day. Their support services will help you around finding job opportunities, accommodation needs and ensuring your general health and wellbeing is on track.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) (10695NAT) from MCIE.

With your new, recognised qualification you’ll have the skills and knowledge to open doors to a range of roles in English teaching markets, both locally and internationally. Such roles include:

Curious about where a career in tesol could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The full fee for this course is $2,900, plus a $500 enrolment fee. Government funding and other funding assistance may be available to you. Enquire now to find out more!

Study Loans eligible

Study Loans provides a new way of paying for education with a transparent fee structure under a pay-as-you-go type model.

Approved students will be loaned from $2,001 to $15,000, to cover all or part of their course tuition from an approved provider. The loan will be progressively drawn to pay tuition fees and paid to the training provider directly on behalf of the student. The loan will be paid back via direct debit over 6-48 months, at competitive interest rates, with no penalties for early repayment.

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