10688NAT Diploma of TESOL 

Welcome to the world of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

The Diploma of TESOL will take you beyond the fundamental elements of language teaching and give you advanced knowledge in skills areas such as Syllabus Design and Delivering Specialist English classes. Furthermore, with our observe and interact prac-teaching program, you’ll have all the experience you need to hit the ground running in your new career.

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Course Delivery

Delivery method: Distance learning + local Prac-teaching
Duration: Flexible online learning with up to 24 months to complete your studies (Includes 500 hours prac)
Start dates: Weekly

The best of both worlds, our blended-learning model combines the convenience of online learning and practical teaching. As part for the Nationally Accredited Diploma of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) students are required to complete 500 hours for practical assessment. Our learning model allows you to complete the diploma course online at your own pace, while you build up real skills.  Diploma is 1800 hours in total (hours for theory and assessment and 500 hours for practical assessment). It is self-paced and takes a minimum of 24 months to complete (eg 20 hours per week x 104 weeks). These part time study figures are based on classes running for 2 x 10 hour days each week .

‘Nominal Hours’ include any combination of in-class study, self study, preparation for assessment and Practice Teaching.

Course Structure

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete:

  • 9 Core Units
  • 5 Specialisation Units
  • 1800 hours in total which includes theory and assessment and 500 hours for practical assessment


  • TESCIE001 - Create a culturally inclusive learning environment
  • TESGAE001 - Use the Genre approach to teach English
  • TESTEG001 - Teach English grammar 
  • TESTSP001 - Teach spelling and pronunciation
  • TESTSE001 -  Teach speaking
  • TESTLE001 - Teach listening
  • TESTRE001 - Teach reading
  • TESTWE001 - Teach writing
  • TESDRF001 - Develop resource files


  • TESAMT001 - Apply approaches and methods in TESOL
  • TESDTS001 - Design and Teach ESL syllabus
  • TESAEL001 - Assess ESL learning 
  • TESEAP001 - Teach English for academic purposes
  • TESESP001 - Teach English for specific purposes

Entry Requirements

You need to have a sound level of ability in written and spoken English. Any of the following will be accepted as evidence;

  • High School report results from year 12 level English  or International equivalent
  • Senior Certificate showing a sound achievement (or above) in English
  • Completion of a tertiary level (Certificate III or higher qualification) Qualification (this must have been studied /completed in English)
  • Letter of endorsement of very good English competency from an employer, for example, where workplace documents have been produced.
  • If you are unable to provide evidence of English proficiency, please contact us to discuss what options are available. You may be asked to participate in an interview over the phone or face to face.

What's Included

  • Email and online support from expert and qualified TESOL Teachers
  • Electronic TESOL text book (hard copy text books are also available for only $120)
  • Online student learning resources
  • 24/7 access to your Student Portal where you can download your learning resources and submit your assessments

Technology Requirements

To complete this course you will require the following:
  • A desktop or laptop computer (Smart Phones will not be suitable)
  • Internet Access and ability to browse and search the internet
  • Microsoft WORD or a compatible software application
  • Basic skills in using MS Word
  • An email address and ability to receive and send email
  • Access to a printer and scanner

Payment Plan

Payments are made in 3 instalments.

  • 1st instalment of $200 has to be deposited at the time of enrolment
  • $1400 can be deposited in 2nd instalment
  • Remaining amount can be deposited in 3rd instalment

Practical Placement

As part of the course, you will take part in a practice teaching experience where you observe an experienced trainer teaching English, and then actually plan and deliver your own English as a Second Language (ESL) lessons.  You will be required to demonstrate that you have the skills required to put the theory of the course into practice. Your teaching will be observed by a qualified ESL teacher who will be able to provide you with feedback and support to help develop your teaching ability. At the end of the course, we want you to feel confident in your ability to teach when you enter an ESL classroom.

Students must Successfully complete ALL Theory Units prior to commencing Practical Placement. This will ensure learners have sufficient knowledge to be adequately prepared for their Practical Placement.

During your practical placement you will get to:

  • Observe teaching strategies and techniques
  • Gather lots of ideas for your own lessons
  • Know the ESL students that you will be teaching and get an idea of their current English proficiency level/s and their needs
  • Test what delivery style works best for you and the ESL students you teach
  • Apply what you learn in the course to real life situations

It will be your responsibility to find a placement organisation, however, your course coordinator will provide some direction to assist you to find a suitable Practice Teaching situation. In some cases you may need to be willing to do things such as:

  • Travel some distance each week to the organisation that you will be doing your practical placement with.
  • Take some time off from work each week or for a short period sometime during your enrolment, in order to attend your practical placement.
  • You may need to allow for travel and accommodation costs if suitable situations are only located a significant distance from home.

10688NAT – Diploma of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) students complete 20 hours of practical placement (observation & practice teaching) with a minimum of 10 hours practice teaching.

Online Learning

Your place at your pace!

Our Certificate IV of TESOL is delivered to you all online, with no classroom attendance required (except for the practice teaching component). Upon enrolling, you will be provided access to your Student Portal .

Through the Student Portal you will have:

  • 24/7 access to your Learning Resources, Study Guides and Assessments
  • Access to qualified Tutors & Support
  • Access to Study Groups and forums