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

Duration (incl. holidays) 13 weeks
Teaching Duration10 weeks
(2 Semesters is 1 academic year)
CRICOS Code076118B
National Code40649SA
Course TypeAccredited Course
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileTeachers of English to Speakers of Other LanguagesTeachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
FacultiesEducation and Languages
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    Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

    • An academic IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with 6.5 in all macroskills or equivalent and
    • Satisfactory completion of Year 11 or equivalent.
    • Interview*

    Course Notes

    • * Entry requirement - Interview - Ability to demonstrate at interview and in pre-interview language tasks:
      · An appropriate awareness of the English language as it is used and its difficulties for learners
      · An ability to analyse language at a suitable level and to express ideas clearly
      · A willingness to interact, listen and respond appropriately
      · An ability to take pressure and maintain positive rapport
      · A competence in written and spoken English that will enable them to teach the language to students without causing error.

    How to Apply

    International Course - application process

    If you are applying from onshore, generally, you will need to apply for an international course to TAFE South Australia at least two months before you want to start your studies in Australia. If you are applying from offshore it is highly recommended that you apply at least four months in advance.

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    Note: You must be an International resident to apply for this course. For Australian residents please visit TAFE SA Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    Certificates in English proficiency provide English language skills to those from a non English speaking background. These courses provide a graduated progression towards English language -proficiency, covering the four macro skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. In addition they provide vital knowledge and awareness of Australian cultural and societal attributes, issues and values. The program is flexible and provides a range of options for students who are new Australian residents, with face-to-face delivery, distance learning and volunteer tutors at home. The courses may be delivered in parallel with vocational certificates so that language development occurs in the context of the vocational field.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (40649SA)
    Certificate IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (40649SA) The Certificate IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is to address the skills and knowledge requirements for designing and delivering an English language training program for learners from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds(CALD). This course provides a strong focus on developing and using a range of adult teaching methods to assist learners to develop and improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. TESOL methodologies are used in developing English language skills, through grammatical concepts and traditional metalanguage while developing and enhancing skills in cross cultural awareness. This course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in TESOL either in Australia or aboard. Participants in this course have included the following: Teachers of English as a Foreign/Second Language (EFL/ESL) in Australia and overseas; Qualified teachers who wish to add English as a Foreign Language/English as a Second Language teaching skills to enhance their current qualifications; Qualified teachers from overseas who wish to improve their English teaching skills and Volunteers.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    These course fees are for international students only.

    Total course cost (13 weeks)AUD $4000
    * Incidental Fees AUD $70
    Total Fees AUD $4070

    * Student will be required to purchase the textbook 'Learning Teaching'.

    Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    Overseas Student Health Cover

    All overseas students are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Student Health Cover.

    Additional Services

    TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.

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