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10989NAT Certificate IV in Communicative TESOL

This course aims to develop the skills and knowledge required for teaching English to non-English speaking learners in a variety of contexts, both in Australia and overseas.


It is designed for:

  • people who are qualified teachers in their own countries but who wish to obtain a qualification in modern, communicative teaching techniques, focusing on the teaching of oral English;
  • people who are not qualified teachers but who wish to work as teaching assistants or otherwise in their own countries;
  • people who wish to teach in ELICOS colleges in Australia or EFL (English as a Foreign Language) overseas.

During the course you will develop your understanding of essential theory related to Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, whilst also developing your practical teaching skills in the classroom through supervised classroom teaching practicum.

Certificate in Tesol

Course Structure

Course Subjects

Certificate IV in Communicative TESOL 10298NAT
(6 subjects)

TESOL course outline

  • Preparing for Learners, Reading and Writing 
  • Teaching Learners, Reading and Writing
  • Leading Learners
  • Preparing for Language, Listening and Speaking
  • Teaching Language, Listening and Speaking
  • Preparing Grammar

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/Credit Transfer

Students may be eligible to obtain credits for individual modules as a result of experience gained in employment in the relevant business fields or from previous training or education. A fee is payable for assessing your RPL status. Students may also be eligible for credit transfer for relevant units studied at an Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Please see College Policies for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/Credit Transfer Policy.

Mode of Delivery

Student visa holders: Full-time study delivered face-to-face with up to one third (⅓) online. 

Domestic students (and other visas): Full-time/part-time study options delivered face-to-face, online and/or blended.

Sample Timetable

08:30 - 12:30 Lecture Lecture
13:00 - 17:00 Lecture Lecture
  DAY 3  
15:00 - 17:00 #ASM Tutorial  


  • Timetables may vary slightly from campus to campus.
  • Lectures may be mixed and each student will study a total of 20 timetabled hours per week for each 9 week term they are enrolled in.
  • ASM tutorials are available at the same time on other days

#ASM = Academic Support Material tutorial.


TESOL candidates are assessed through lesson preparation, and completion of supervised classroom teaching practicum placements.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent.

Note: To teach in Australia upon completion of the course applicants are required to have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline.


Successful completion of 10 weeks of General English at Advanced level or equivalent (plus 80% attendance) at our sister school, English Unlimited, or at other approved providers. 

Check your English level here


A spoken interview is conducted with applicants about their career goals, and their existing linguistic knowledge.

Course Quick Facts

Course Length

Full-time: 2 terms (approx. 6 months)

Part-time*: 4 terms (approx. 1 year)

*Part-time option only available for
domestic students.

Start Dates

30 January
24 April
17 July
09 October

29 January
22 April
15 July
07 October

NOTE: Course and campus availability subject to demand. 
One term = 12 weeks (9 weeks study & 3 weeks course break. 
Please note the Christmas/New Year break is 7 weeks).

*Starting day moved to Tuesday as Monday is a public holiday


NOTE: Information session via Google+ or Skype will take place on Thursday 2 weeks prior to the intake date.
Course and campus availability subject to demand.


Tuition fees

$3,400 ($1,700 per term*)
*Fees calculated per subject

Application fee: $150 for international students

Non-Tuition fees

Schedule of Administrative (Non-Tuition) Fees

$90 Textbook fee^ 

^ Textbook fee (includes GST) subject to change by supplier at any time without notice.

Meet Our Teachers

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