Course Description

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL provides a specialist qualification for those who want to teach English to speakers of other languages in Australia or internationally to children, teenagers or adults. The course is regarded as a highly practical qualification for those with little or no experience in second language teaching. The course includes supervised TESOL professional experience placement required by many employer bodies. Although the course places its emphasis on practice all subjects are underpinned by the latest research and theory in the field. Students learn how to develop teaching programs and lesson plans, how to assess ESL learners' language, how to teach the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as grammar and vocabulary. Applicants are advised to check with potential employing bodies regarding employment requirements.


0.5 years full time, 1 year part time

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 67.5% (national average 69.1%)
Improved skills: 70.9% (national average 72.8%)
Overall satisfaction: 86.1% (national average 81.5%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Wollongong (UOW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 82.8% (national average 80.5%)
Studying full time: 5.4% (national average 5.5%)
Median full time salary: $72,000 (national average $72,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 020199C
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 1164