Graduate Certificate of Education (Teaching Languages other than English)

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Award granted Graduate Certificate of Education (Teaching Languages other than English)

Offered Melbourne Burwood Campus and Off campus

Duration 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeE554

This course is an exit only course; offered from Trimester 2 2012.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Education (Teaching Languages Other Than English) aims to meet the professional learning needs of educators who require a substantive, postgraduate program of study in the field of Teaching Languages Other Than English (TLOTE), but do not wish to complete a full Master of Education level of study. This course aims to provide teachers with a high quality program linked to their professional and career development needs in areas that are of priority for schools.


This course is designed to meet the needs of teachers working in all sectors of the TLOTE field in Australia and overseas. It is designed to provide a sound understanding of key principles and current innovative practice in Languages other than English language teaching around the world and is suitable for qualified teachers who may or may not already be teaching in the TLOTE area.

Professional recognition

Endorsed by Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for meeting the Specialist Area Guidelines for  LOTE, for already qualified teachers.


International students and permanent residents

Graduates of this course who are intending to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) will be required to demonstrate an IELTS of an average band score of 7.5 across all four skill areas where there is no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.  Further information

Teaching methods

Students receive instructional materials offered through CloudDeakin and website links. Interaction with lecturers and classmates is also provided through use of CloudDeakin, email and telephone links.

On campus TLOTE units are delivered through face to face teaching in scheduled classes at the Melbourne Burwood Campus.


This course is an exit course from Master of Education (TLOTE) – E754, and provides an early exit option for students in E754.  Refer to entrance requirements for E754.

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.


Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

Students are required to successfully complete 4 credit points of study.  Four units are taken from a combination of generic and specialist units chosen in consultation with the course director.

Course structure

Core units
Trimester 1

ECL751Unit description is currently unavailable




Trimester 2

ECL752Unit description is currently unavailable




Trimester 1

ECL777Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

ECL755Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

ECL753Unit description is currently unavailable


Note: ECL755 incorporates a practicum of 22 days of supervised teaching practice in LOTE, for those applicants who wish to meet Victorian Institute of Teaching requirements.


The type of practicum undertaken and the number of days satisfactorily completed will be identified on the student's transcript.