The Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (Education) develops specialised expertise for teaching English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D) in the primary, secondary and adult sectors both inside and outside of Australia.
This course is designed to provide qualified teachers eligible to teach in Australia with a grounding in the theory and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages and for experienced teachers who wish to develop their professional skills and knowledge in the discipline.Read More
To be awarded the Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (Education), students are required to successfully complete 4 credit points of core units and
Students must complete the following 4 core units:
Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (Education)
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Cloud Campus
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Cloud Campus
Additional course information
Students are required to apply for a Working with Children Check. Apply online as a volunteer at https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/wwccu/onlineapplication.doj
For further information contact the School of Education, Professional Experience office.
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Entry will be based on performance in:
- a Bachelor degree in the field of Education that is a recognised initial teacher qualification for the purposes of registration as a primary or secondary teacher in Australia OR
- a Master degree in the field of Education that is a recognised initial teacher qualification for the purposes of registration as a primary or secondary teacher in Australia.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
The available fee places for this course are detailed above.
Tuition fees are determined by your enrolment:
- If you are offered a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated based on your course.
- If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning.
* One year full-time study load is typically represented by four credit points of study. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 4 credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
If you’re a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.
This course is designed to broaden the skills of those working as registered teachers in primary and secondary schools, by adding a VIT-endorsed specialist teaching method area in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages to their existing teacher registration.
For more information go to 'DeakinTALENT '
Endorsed by Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for specialist teaching.
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities
|Acquire advanced and specialised knowledge of and the ability to apply the theoretical principles, concepts and methodologies which underpin contemporary approaches to TESOL|
|Effectively communicate to a range of audiences the key concepts relevant to TESOL including second language teaching methodologies, theories of second language acquisition, and structural aspects of language|
|Have advanced knowledge of and technical proficiency in digital technologies that can be specifically used to creatively support TESOL|
|Critically analyse and reflect on current theories in second language acquisition, TESOL principles and practice|
|Use advanced knowledge of second language teaching methodologies and understanding of the diverse needs of students to frame creative solutions to problems of pedagogy in TESOL and apply these in a range of classroom teaching scenarios|
|Understand the importance of self-directed learning for professional growth and demonstrate responsibility for individual intellectual development|
|Collaborate effectively with others to achieve high standards and best practice in TESOL|
|Appreciate the value of cultural and linguistic diversity and its place in TESOL and use knowledge of the sociocultural contexts of TESOL to enhance teaching and learning|
Approved by Faculty Board 2015
How to apply
Apply direct to Deakin
Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal if you are only applying for one course. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.Apply through Deakin
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Credit for prior learning
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
Faculty contact information
Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries
Tel 03 9246 8100