Graduate Diploma of TESOL

The Graduate Diploma of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is for students who already have a qualification and/or relevant work experience as a TESOL practitioner in a class room environment.

The course is also relevant for qualified teachers working in school environments where they are responsible for the teaching of English as a second language. This course provides an excellent understanding of TESOL theory and will give you a high level of skill.

Study Pathway
Upon graduation from this course, you will be able to apply for credit transfer to courses such as Masters of TESOL at University.

Career Opportunities
As English is adopted as the principle common language around the world, there is increasing demand for qualified TESOL practitioners. Typical career paths in this dynamic area of learning include: Teaching in a wide variety of industry sectors within Australia or internationally, working directly in education and materials writing.

If you have a Bachelor degree, you will be able to teach English in Australia. International students will be qualified to teach English in their home countries.

Skills and knowledge are assessed through practical sessions and presentations rather than exams. Students need to be able to demonstrate they are competent in each of the areas of the course to graduate.

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CRICOS Course Code

Entry Requirement

  • A graduate qualification (degree) or equivalent - 3 years full time work experience as a TESOL practitioner in a class room environment
  • International students MUST have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.
  • International students with less than 6.0 IELTS can attend the AIBT language centre for English to gain the required score.


  • 1 full year time study

Course Fees

  • Tuition fees AUD$17,500 (International students)
  • Tuition fees AUD$10,000 (Domestic students)
  • Material fees AUD$500
  • Enrolment Fee AUD$250


  • February, April, July, October

Course Content

Unit Code Unit Name
TESDES801A Design TESOL lessons
TESDEL802A Deliver and evaluate TESOL lessons
TESDEL804A Deliver and evaluate a TESOL unit of work
TESDEV804A Develop own personal philosophy of TESOL
TESASS807A Analyse and apply TESOL language assessment principles
TESCUR808A Design a language curriculum
TESACT809A Undertake action research in TESOL
TESMAN810A Undertake a TESOL management project