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The Graduate Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) will help graduates develop the skills and knowledge needed to teach English as a second language in a variety of contexts both in Australia and overseas. Comprehensive online theoretical units with up-to-date and interactive content are combined with face-to-face practicum units, ensuring our graduates are able to apply new knowledge to classroom practice. Course details

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South Bank

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DURATION

Online: 12 months / Online and face-to-face

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COST

  • Full Fee $5,000

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Irene Perez Him

TAFE helped me be the best I can be

TAFE Queensland Brisbane is a relaxed and multicultural place to study. This course prepares you as a teacher and you get a lot of practical experience. I have been at uni and didn't get as much practical experience as at TAFE. The teachers give you great feedback and stretch you to be the best you can be.

Irene Perez Him
Graduate Diploma in TESOL

Master the English language at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

TAFE Queensland English Language and Literacy Services (TELLS) provides leadership, contract management and services to support the delivery of the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) and the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) programme. These programs are funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry and delivered at TAFE locations across Queensland.

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Sarah is one of over 11,000 students who partner with TAFE Queensland Brisbane Online every year to enhance their skills, upgrade their qualifications or change their careers. Balancing study with everyday life can be challenging. Providing you with fully-supported flexible study options is just one of the ways TAFE Queensland Brisbane can help you achieve your goals, no matter how busy you are.

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TAFE Queensland Brisbane can teach you all of these skills and show you how to impart your knowledge so that it is easily understood. We can also teach you how to implement structured training and assessment programs in both a workplace and classroom setting.

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Practical, hands-on classes combined with state-of-the-art facilities and purpose-built learning areas make us a standout amongst training providers. Better than that though, many of our facilities are acknowledged by industry as being amongst the best in Australia.

Course snapshot

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
South Bank Online and face-to-face Online

Entry requirements

2017 enrolment is only for continuing students in 39296QLD Graduate Certificate in TESOL.

You may enrol in 39296QLD Graduate Certificate in TESOL if you have the following:

  • Bachelor Degree (any discipline), three-year diploma or other equivalent higher education qualification
  • Statements of employment and detailed job descriptions from employers outlining their vocational TESOL work experience
  • Learners from a non-English speaking background: IELTS 7 with no score under 6 / ISLPR two skills at 3 and two at 3+ (or equivalent) as a minimum

If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Location/s

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Students should have access to a fast broadband internet connection and audio and video recording devices to be able to successfully participate in this program.

Text books per unit:

  • TESDES801A - Design TESOL lessons & TESDEL802A - Deliver and evaluate TESOL lessons
    • Scrivener, J. (2011) Learning Teaching, third edition (Oxford: Macmillan)
    • Parrott, M. (2010) Grammar for English Language Teachers (Cambridge: CUP)
  • ​TESDES803A - Design a unit of work in TESOL & TESDEL804A - Deliver and evaluate a TESOL unit of work
    • Lightbown, P. and Spada, N. (2013) How Languages are Learned , fourth edition (Cambridge: CUP)
    • De Silva Joyce, H. and Feez, S. (2012) Text-based language and literacy education: Programming and methodology (Putney: Phoenix Education)

Please be aware that the resources may change and new resources may be added. The required texts are current at time of printing. You are advised to purchase your required texts after checking the listing in your learning materials.

Timetable

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Important Information

Important information about what you will study

Each of the 4 units in the Graduate Certificate in TESOL addresses extensive and in-depth theoretical and practical topics as outlined below. We emphasise hands-on teaching supervised by experienced trainers and underpin this with relevant and practical theoretical knowledge. If you want a graduate level TESOL qualification with 60 hours of practicum, then this is the course for you.

1. Research and apply key concepts that underpin TESOL practice:
TESOL methodology, language analysis (grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and discourse), skills analysis (reading, writing, listening, speaking), methods of assessment, published resources and authentic material, student needs, student error, checking understanding.

2. Manage, deliver and evaluate TESOL lessons with large classes of ESL learners:
Minimum 4 hours of observation of experienced teachers and delivery of 6 hours of face-to-face lessons supported by detailed lesson plans and taught to large groups of ESL students at TAFE Brisbane.

3. Undertake the design of a TESOL unit of work. This includes:
Understanding second language acquisition theories then working with an ESL student in to produce a detailed profile of their language ability and producing a 20 hour unit of work including lesson and assessment outlines and supporting materials.

4. Design and evaluate the delivery of a unit of work within a TESOL class:
This practical unit involves spending 50 hours in an experienced teacher’s class and delivering a 5 hour unit of work as part of those hours.

Units

Each of the 4 units in the Graduate Certificate in TESOL addresses extensive and in-depth theoretical and practical topics. We emphasise hands-on teaching supervised by experienced trainers and underpin this with relevant and practical theoretical knowledge. If you want a graduate level TESOL qualification that covers TESOL theory with a substantial practicum, then this is the course for you.

Semester 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
TESDES801A Design TESOL lessons Core
TESDEL802A Deliver and evaluate TESOL lessons Core
Semester 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
TESDES803A Design a unit of work in TESOL Core
TESDEL804A Deliver and evaluate a TESOL unit of work Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.

Continuing students who have accessed VET FEE-HELP for the first semester of their study will be able to access VET FEE-HELP for the last semester of study in 2017. Please contact the Customer Service Centre for more information.

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • Other restrictions or eligibility criteria may apply

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

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Outcome

39296QLD Graduate Certificate in TESOL

Upon successful completion of the program you will be able to teach English language courses across a range of sectors.

Job prospects within Australia

  • Work within the ELICOS sector (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students)
  • Work within the AMEP (Adult Migrant Education Program)
  • Work within the SEE program (Skills for Education and Employment)
  • English language component of Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) program

(NB: Registered Training Organisations in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector may require additional qualifications such as TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. In Australia, accepted TESOL qualifications are defined by NEAS (National English Language Training Accreditation Scheme - http://www.neas.org.au/home/) for ELICOS and AMEP.)

Job prospects overseas

  • Private English language schools for adults
  • High schools and primary schools as a teaching assistant (provided you have the necessary country-specific qualifications)
  • Private lessons and small group lessons.

(NB: Other qualifications may be necessary in other countries in certain TESOL contexts)


Irene Perez Him

TAFE helped me be the best I can be

TAFE Queensland Brisbane is a relaxed and multicultural place to study. This course prepares you as a teacher and you get a lot of practical experience. I have been at uni and didn't get as much practical experience as at TAFE. The teachers give you great feedback and stretch you to be the best you can be.

Irene Perez Him
Graduate Diploma in TESOL

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 11 October 2017

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