Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a rapidly expanding profession. Demand for professionally trained TESOL teachers is strong in Australia and abroad.
UNSW Institute of Languages is one of the oldest TESOL training centres in Australia. Our TESOL graduates have been successful in gaining teaching positions in public and private sector educational institutions in Australia and overseas.
|Type||Duration||Maximum Class Size||Fees|
|Full-time|| 5 weeks
||18 students||AUD$3,735 (2017)|
|Part-time||12 weeks||18 students||AUD$3,735 (2017)|
For further information please see our Trainee Handbook
The 40649SA Certificate IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) has been accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Accreditation means that a course is nationally recognised and that it meets the current needs of industry throughout the accreditation period. Once a course has been accredited, it is listed on the National Register, where you can find information about the currency of your course. To check the status of your TESOL course on the National Register, please click here.When the course is no longer current, UNSW Global will apply transition and teach-out arrangements so you can either complete the existing course or transfer into a replacement course.
"I believe that by studying at UNSW I have been able to become a better teacher than before, and opened the future for more teaching experiences.
I really liked the enthusiasm and energy the instructors put into their classes."
Please note that from 1 January 2015 all students enrolling in nationally recognised training are required to have a USI. UNSW Institute of Languages requires new students to supply a USI at the time of enrolment. Information about obtaining a USI can be found at: http://usi.gov.au
"I am now teaching and loving it. I had not taught before."
The Certificate IV in TESOL course consists of 5 units of competency:
"My teachers were enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable and very patient. They encouraged us all the way, reassuring us and helping us when needed. They engaged with us very effectively and really made the classes worthwhile."
These 5 units of competency are covered in class through 4 learning modules and the practical component:
Grammar for English Language Teachers (Second Edition) by Martin Parrott, Cambridge University Press.
Certificate IV in TESOL
"I’m really happy with the time I had at UNSW Institute of Languages with experienced teachers, hard working classmates, a good quality campus and especially a good quality program."
Tuesday: 6.00 - 9.00pm
Thursday: 6.00 - 9.00pm
Saturday: weeks 1-4 and weeks 11-12 9.00-1.30, weeks 5-10 9.00-4.00*
*Note: Some Saturday times will vary. You will receive detailed information about this at course commencement.
Additional attendance is required for practicum teaching and observation of classes. These times will be arranged by your teacher trainer in consultation with you.
"Apart from the relaxed learning environment and excellent facilities, I most appreciated the kindness and professionalism of my very knowledgeable teachers. The online resources were helpful if I ever missed a class, and the interactive blogs were great for further discussion with other students and teachers."
Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 1.30pm
Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Additional attendance may be required for observation of classes. These times will be arranged by your teacher trainer in consultation with you.
Language Teacher Training classes will be held
at our UNSW Institute of Languages, Randwick or
22-32 King St
Randwick NSW 2031
223 Anzac Parade
Kensington NSW 2033
"I really liked the diversity of materials and the approach to methodology."
"I enrolled in the TESOL Cert IV with a goal of studying and teaching overseas.
During the course my key takeaways were how to design a lesson and gain comfort teaching in a classroom setting. The lessons had a practical focus with consistent feedback from teachers, peers and practical lessons, leaving me feeling confident. All the lessons were conducted in a fun, engaging and supportive environment.
I believe the course made me a more outgoing person and has been the best educational experience of my life!"
The competencies of the Certificate IV in TESOL can be assessed by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
If you have worked or trained in the TESOL field, or a similar context, it is possible that you may already meet all or some of the requirements of the competencies of the 40649SA Certificate IV in TESOL.For further information please use our Enquiry Form
|Full-time, 5 weeks||Part-time, 12 weeks|
|06 Feb - 10 Mar 2017||21 Mar -10 Jun 2017|
|Dates||22 May - 23 Jun 2017||08 Aug - 28 Oct 2017|
|13 Nov - 15 Dec 2017|
|Fees||AUD $3,735||AUD $3,735|