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Graduate Diploma in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching (FLT) - EDG301

Course Code: EDG301
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
UAC Code: 880443
CRICOS Code: 098024D
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

 

Advance your English and Foreign Language teaching skills!

Language teachers are in demand in Australia and around the world. With no previous teaching qualification or experience required, this course will prepare you for a rewarding career teaching language in Australia and overseas.

The Graduate Diploma in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching (FLT) will further develop your knowledge of language as a system and expand your skills in language teaching and testing. 

You will gain invaluable teaching practice with ongoing guidance from an experienced mentor in a second/foreign language teaching institution. 
This flexible course can be studied either full-time in 1 year or part-time in 2 years and is designed to work for you.

Study the Graduate Diploma of TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching at UC and you will:

 

  • develop the skills required for the effective teaching and learning of English and other languages
  • gain professional practice in language teaching
  • gain a deeper understanding of language as a system 
  • learn about the design of language testing and current assessment practices
  • build specialised knowledge and skills for professional practice in a range of educational settings
  • empower learners with your strong subject and pedagogical knowledge
  • establish and maintain ethical and respectful relationships with students, colleagues and parents
  • develop the strengths and linguistic needs of students from diverse cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

WIL is an integral part of the UC journey and all students are encouraged to actively attend and participate in relevant placements, workshops, conferences and events where they will have the opportunity to engage with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

This approach gives students an invaluable opportunity to meet and build strong networking relationships with industry professionals and greatly improves their employability at time of graduation.

 

Career opportunities

A Graduate Diploma of TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching will prepare you for a career in a wide range of professional contexts in Australia and internationally, including teaching English to speakers of other languages, or foreign language teaching. 

Graduates can work in such roles as:

 

  • teacher of English as a second language in Australia
  • teacher of a language other than English
  • adult educator
  • workplace-based TESOL instructor
  • community educator
  • teaching assistant
  • language specialist
  • interpreter
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) specialist
  • community or refugee support officer
  • flexible learning developer
  • language coach/tutor
  • foreign aid worker
  • language teaching policy design and implementation

Course specific information

This nationally and internationally recognised degree is part of an articulated postgraduate program of study that begins with a graduate certificate and ends with a master’s degree.  
 
Get in touch to determine a path that works for you.

Enquiries 

Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email student.centre@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727
 
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
 
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342

 

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email student.centre@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University Admissions Committee. No teaching experience is required.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - Canberra, Online Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
2022 UC - Canberra, Online Semester 1
Semester 2
2023 UC - Canberra, Online Semester 1
Semester 2
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Notes for Domestic Applicants

The online offering of this course is only available for part time study.

Notes for International Applicants

The online offering of this course is not available to international students who are in Australia on a student visa. Students located offshore or who hold other visa types are permitted to submit an application.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Placement Requirements

Must have Working With Vulnerable People registration for entry to the compulsory practice unit.

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Graduate Diploma in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching GradDip TESOL&FLT

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching (FLT)

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2021

CSP/Domestic Tuition Fee (see below)

$28,500

The indicative CSP Student Contribution Amount for this course is $3,950
The domestic tuition fee rate for this course is $21,300

Important Notice: Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) for this degree for 2021 are now limited. If you wish to be considered for a CSP for this degree, you will need to apply for admission before midnight Sunday 8 November 2020. The process for allocation of CSPs in 2022 and beyond will be published in April 2021.

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. Graduate Certificate courses are typically 0.5 years in duration, so the total course fee will be half the above for such courses. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols.

Domestic students have access to Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) within this course. New applications will automatically be considered for a CSP, subject to the advertised admission deadline. CSPs are university places subsidised by the Australian Government. CSP students are still required to pay a discipline-based Student Contribution Amount (SCA). The indicative SCA amount above only applies to commencing students.

Government financial assistance is also available to eligible domestic students regardless of the type of place they hold. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Graduates of the Grad Dip TESOL/FLT will have advanced knowledge of K1 - language, and language teaching and learning practice in a variety of educational, social and cultural contexts. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.
Graduates of the Grad Dip TESOL/FLT will apply knowledge and skills with judgement, creativity, and personal autonomy to make a positive and sustained contribution to the field of language teaching and learning in A3 - their work at the interface of theory/research and practice. UC graduates are professional: Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.

UC graduate are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Graduates of the Grad Dip TESOL/FLT will have S1 - advanced cognitive, creative, analytical, communicative and critical skills consistent with an advanced, theoretical knowledge of language and language teaching and learning. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Graduates of the Grad Dip TESOL/FLT will have S2 - technical and creative skills to work as a practitioner in language teaching and learning. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduate are lifelong learners: Be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Graduates of the Grad Dip TESOL/FLT will apply knowledge and skills with judgement, creativity, and personal autonomy to make a positive and sustained contribution to the field of language teaching and learning in A2 - their ongoing professional development in language teaching and learning. UC graduates are professional: Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Graduates of the Grad Dip TESOL/FLT will apply knowledge and skills with judgement, creativity, and personal autonomy to make a positive and sustained contribution to the field of language teaching and learning in A1 - their professional practice in language teaching and learning. UC graduates are professional: Communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Graduates of the Grad Dip TESOL/FLT will have S4 - cognitive skills to reflect critically on the nexus between theory and professional practice. UC graduate are global citizens: Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Graduates of the Grad Dip TESOL/FLT will have advanced knowledge of K2 - of current research findings and methods in language teaching and learning. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduate are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

UC Canberra, Bruce (on campus): Standard 1 year full-time or equivalent. The maximum duration is 4 years. UC Canberra, Online: Standard 2 years part-time. The maximum duration is 4 years.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching is subsumable into this course. The Graduate Diploma in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching is subsumable to the Master of TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2021 YES NO

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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