As one of the world's most widely spoken languages, there is a high demand for English teachers.

A graduate qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) will develop and extend your understanding of the theories and practices underpinning this field. These courses are internationally recognised and will qualify you to work in schools, language centres and universities around the world.

Course structure

We offer the Graduate Certificate in TESOL and the Master of TESOL. 

  • Graduate Certificate in TESOL Stream A (GC-TESOLA):
  • Graduate Certificate in TESOL Stream B (GC-TESOLB):
  • Master of TESOL Stream A (MC-TESOLA)
  • Master of TESOL Stream B (MC-TESOLB)

Stream A: is for Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registered teachers seeking specialist qualifications in TESOL. Qualified teachers who complete this course can work as a teacher in a wide range of settings, including schools, adult migrant English programs and English language intensive courses for overseas students.

Stream B: is for students who do not require VIT registration, such as those intending to teach English overseas or qualified TESOL teachers who want to extend their professional knowledge and skills.


In these courses you will:

  • develop specialised skills to suit varied teaching environments, including mainstream schools and language centres for adult and child immigrants
  • understand critical issues in TESOL research, methodology and assessment
  • examine grammar and second language acquisition
  • explore English teaching in an international context
  • study language planning in education
  • develop your knowledge of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL).

At a glance

Entry requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree and a fourth-year level education qualification, or equivalent; or
  • a four-year education degree, or equivalent; or
  • an undergraduate degree and a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) or equivalent; or
  • a four-year undergraduate degree with a significant component of English Language Studies, or equivalent.

In addition, Stream A applicants must be eligible for registration with the Victoria Institute of Teaching.

All students must meet English language requirements


Graduate Certificate: 6 months full-time/ 1 year part-time
Master: 1 year full-time/ 2 years part-time


Graduate Certificate - Australian Fee Place
Master:  CSP, Australian Fee Place
Financial support

International: International Fee Place

Study mode:

Most subjects are delivered on-campus and supported by online materials and communication tools.
Stream A students must ensure they are available for 22 days of supervised placement at a school or similar setting during school hours.

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