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Current Deakin Students
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This graduate certificate responds to a growing local and international demand for knowledge and skills in the practical provision of TESOL education programs. It will appeal to prospective students currently working, or who are seeking employment, in schools and adult learning contexts within Australia and abroad, and who may or may not hold a Bachelor’s degree in education or a language-related area. Graduates will be able to apply for work in TESOL education broadly, or consolidate their practice if already employed. The course provides a pathway to further study in the Master of TESOL.Read More
To complete the Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, students must attain 4 credit points.
The course comprises a total of 4 credit points including:
- 4 credit points of core units [ETL702, ETL703, ETL708, ETL715]
- AAI018 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.
2021 course information
The course is approved by the University pursuant to the Higher Education Standards Framework.
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.
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
Note: Full time study available for Trimester 1 only.
Course commences Trimester 1, 2021.
Additional course information
Course duration - additional information
International students are required to study full-time to complete their course within the duration registered on CRICOS.
You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period for each credit point undertaking required teaching, learning and assessment activities.
Students are required to participate actively in the weekly class and tutorial activities provided in Cloud Deakin, and complete the scheduled learning tasks.
Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.
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Entry will be based on performance in:
- a Bachelor degree or higher; OR
- at least two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent); OR
- evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library
Recognition of 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 Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
Recognition of Prior Learning may be granted to applicants based on prior studies and/or equivalent industry experience.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.
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 alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 10% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.
How to apply
Applications for Trimester 1, 2022 open in August.
In the meantime, why not speak to our student advisers about your course and career options? It’s the best way for future students like you to get expert advice on preparing your application.
For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.
Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages you will be eligible for entry into E704 Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Prospective Student Enquiry Centre
1800 693 888
This course is designed to provide entry-level skills and knowledge for professional practice in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages. The course also provides professional development for teaching English to speakers of other languages in adult education contexts and for teaching English overseas.
For more information go to 'DeakinTALENT '
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
Critically analyse and apply advanced and specialist knowledge of the principles of contemporary curriculum design, pedagogy and assessment practices and their application for the teaching of English across a range of diverse professional learning and educational contexts
|Employ a range of oral and written communication skills and standards required of professional educators and learning professionals to be able to transmit complex knowledge in one or more languages to students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and in professional and scholarly contexts.|
Apply a range of digital technologies and data sources to create, search, analyse, report, evaluate and communicate within the practice and scholarship of teaching and learning of languages.
Critically review, analyse and synthesise complex ideas and make informed judgements to improve teaching and learning approaches in languages education and applied linguistics.
|Apply specialist knowledge of relevant learning theories to identify, analyse and evaluate authentic problems of practice, and generate informed and innovative solutions.|
Approved by Faculty Board August 2020
* 2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
# ARWU Rankings 2019
~ According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
^ Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
^^ Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)