Graduate Certificate in TESOL and foreign language teaching

Widen your teaching horizons overseas

Do you dream of roaming the globe and experiencing vibrant new cultures? (And getting paid for it)? This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of language and prepare you for a professional career teaching English overseas.

Develop your linguistic knowledge (you'll soon be a grammatical superstar), observe real-life classroom scenarios and gain hands on teaching experience via workshops with other students, where you'll explore the social and cultural contexts of language teaching, learn how to plan lessons and then put your teaching methods into practice.

Open to new admissions


Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

0.5 years

Lowest Selection Rank




Course code


CRICOS number


Career Outcomes

Study a Graduate Certificate in TESOL and foreign language teaching at UC and you will:

  • understand teaching methodology with a cross-cultural awareness
  • develop your linguistic knowledge including in areas such as English grammar and phonetics
  • learn to make informed teaching decisions and reflect on them critically
  • be introduced to a range of other topics, including how people learn languages and how this effects teaching
  • observe classrooms in action and get hands-on teaching experience.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities exist for Graduate Certificate in TESOL and foreign language teaching graduates in a range of sectors, including:

  • the ELICOS sector (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students)
  • the AMEP (Adult Migrant Education Program)
  • the SEE program (Skills for Education and Employment)
  • the English language component of Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) program
  • overseas private English language schools for adults.

Work Integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Course details

Sample study plan


  • Language teaching experience
  • Language teaching methodology
  • Restricted choice units x 2

Course specific

Students must have a three-year Bachelor's degree in any discipline and be competent in written and spoken English.


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