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Graduate Certificate in TESOL

Postgraduate Course

About this Course

The diaspora of individuals around the world provides a rich and enduring diversity for many countries, including our own.  A Tabor TESOL qualification (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) offers students exciting and rewarding career opportunities in a growing sector, through a course which really does change lives.

Tabor’s Graduate Certificate of TESOL offers a short and flexible study option which provides students with a foundational understanding of contemporary TESOL practice and theory. Consisting of two coursework subjects and two electives, the qualification provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively teach English to speakers of other languages, both in Australia and overseas.

The award’s flexibility makes it ideal for people who are studying with specific vocational goals in mind, for example current TESOL practitioners seeking formal qualifications, teachers looking to broaden their employment opportunities, or those wanting to establish a community-based English language programme.

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL is a coherent and independent course, which in itself provides excellent vocational grounding, and may serve as a bridge into the Graduate Diploma in TESOL programme.

Professional Outcomes

The course aims to develop graduates who will be able to teach English in specific contexts, both within and outside of Australia. For example, graduates who hold an appropriate teaching qualification may be able to teach ESL programs in schools. Alternatively, graduates may elect to establish and run their own community-based TESOL programs. Please note that this award does not lead to teacher registration.

Course Structure

4 Subjects total
2 Core
2 Electives


Facilitating Adult Learning
TESOL Foundations


Elective 1
Elective 2

What do I need for entry?

Academic Requirements

Successful completion of a 3-year Bachelor's degree.

How long does it take?

6 months full-time or part-time equivalent.

Where can I study?

You can study online only.

How much does it cost?

When can I start?

Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July

Additional Information

Course Codes

Tabor: TME14E
SATAC: Not applicable

Course Level

Make an Enquiry

Faculty of Ministry, Theology and Culture
Phone: 1300 482 267
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