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Want to teach English here or overseas? Learn to design a syllabus and teach spelling, grammar, pronunciation, reading and writing. This program is internationally recognised and can help you get a job overseas. Study at your own pace using a flexible delivery mode with the support of a qualified teacher who will give you feedback on your lesson plans and the materials. It includes 20 hours of practice teaching and observation on campus or you can find your own suitable placement (this organisation will need to be approved by your teacher). Course details

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Blended: 42 weeks - Self-paced / Distance Education – Completion of coursework theory, practicum requirements (20 hours - to be discussed and approved by your TAFE teacher) and submission of practicum logbook

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  • Full Fee $3,615

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Ten reasons to study at TAFE

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.

Key dates

16 Apr 2018 Distance Education – Completion of coursework theory, practicum requirements (20 hours - to be discussed and approved by your TAFE teacher) and submission of practicum logbook Blended

Entry requirements

This qualification has no formal entry criteria; however, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has the following selection criteria for this qualification:

  • The minimum educational standard required for a student from an English-speaking background is a pass level or higher in English at the completion of Year 12
  • Students from a non-English speaking background should have an English proficiency nationally equivalent to a minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 7 and the IELTS Test Score report cannot be older than 2-years old

Resources required

Program fees include a comprehensive "TESOL Study Guide" book.

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..

Please be aware that the resources may change and new resources may be added. The required texts are current at time of printing.


Complete this course and be supported learning every step of the way with our Connect Learning Management System. With a range of exciting features and functions including your account information and enrolment pack, online materials, discussions boards, and places to upload your assignment. Connect now and get a head start with your exciting career!


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units as per the list below.

Stage 1
TESACL401A Analyse culture and learning Core
TESATE401A Analyse and teach English language Core
TESTEG402A Teach English grammar Core
TESTSP402A Teach spelling and pronunciation Core
TESTSE402A Teach speaking Core
TESTLE402A Teach listening Core
TESTRE402A Teach reading Core
TESTWE402A Teach writing Core
TESDRF402A Develop resource files Core
Stage 2
TESAEL502A Assess ESL learning Core
TESAMT501A Apply approaches and methods in TESOL Core
TESDES502A Design ESL syllabus Core
TESESP502A Teach English for specific purposes Core
TESEAP502A Teach English for academic purposes Core


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, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.



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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.


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


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

Students can access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services via MyPrint.


10318NAT Diploma of TESOL

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the Student Rules and Withdrawals and Refund Policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this to TAFE Queensland.

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

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Apply through QTAC

Making TAFE one of your top QTAC preferences is a great way to maximise your career choices and gain the hands-on skills you need to operate in the real world.

We offer hundreds of pathways to university, including dual awards, credit arrangements with some of the country's top universities, and options to increase your OP so you can gain entrance to the tertiary course of your dreams.

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At the beginning of each semester we host orientation events across our locations so you can meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. We also throw in a bunch of free activities, because... why not? We like to have fun.

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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 12 March 2018

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