Graduate Diploma in TESOL and foreign language teaching

Love to teach English overseas? Just say the word

This course takes a holistic and practical approach to learning the art of professional language teaching and although you'll need Bachelor qualifications, no teaching experience is necessary.

You will acquire linguistic knowledge, learn to understand teaching methodologies and be introduced to the social and cultural contexts of language. And your career prospects? A well-structured career teaching adult migrants, in the education and employment sector or in an overseas English language school. Now that's a classroom!

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Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

1 year

Lowest Selection Rank




Course code


CRICOS number


Career Outcomes

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

  • understand teaching methodology with cross-cultural awareness
  • acquire linguistic knowledge such as English grammar and phonetics
  • gain hands-on teaching experience
  • learn to make informed teaching decisions and reflect critically on them
  • be introduced to a range of other areas including the social and cultural contexts of language teaching and how people learn languages and how this effects teaching.

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


  • English grammar
  • Language teaching experience
  • Language teaching methodology
  • Language acquisition
  • Study of language
  • Restricted choice units x 2

Course specific

Students must hold a three-year Bachelor's degree in any discipline; however no teaching experience is required.


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