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Graduate Diploma 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 Diploma of TESOL offers a comprehensive coursework program which provides students with an advanced and integrated understanding of contemporary TESOL practice and theory.  Consisting of seven core coursework subjects and an elective, the qualification provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to design and deliver effective TESOL programs both in Australia and overseas.

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

Professional Outcomes

Graduates are able to teach English in a range of contexts, both within and outside of Australia. They may find employment in government and private organisations, teaching migrants, refugees or international students. Graduates may also elect to establish and run their own community-based TESOL programs. Please note that this award does not lead to teacher registration.

Course Structure

8 Subjects total
7 Core
1 Elective


Facilitating Adult Learning
TESOL Foundations
Teaching English Grammar
Methodologies and Materials Development
Language Learning
Language Culture and Society
TESOL Practice


Elective 1

What do I need for entry?

Academic Requirements

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

How long does it take?

1 year 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

Exit Points

Graduate Certificate in TESOL after 6 months full-time or part-time equivalent.

Course Codes

Tabor: TM814E
SATAC: Not applicable

Course Level

Make an Enquiry

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