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Graduate Certificate in TESOL

Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a specialist qualification for people who want to teach English to speakers of other languages in Australia or overseas. Current primary or high school teachers who want to gain additional ESL qualifications will also be interested in this qualification.

This course

The UOW Graduate Certificate in TESOL offers sound theoretical foundations and extensive practical skills that address the broader aspects of education and training.

This course has three core subjects and one elective subject. You will have the opportunity to progress into the Master of Education (TESOL) if you are interested in further study.

This Graduate Certificate is flexible, allowing you to study online, in the classroom, or a combination of both.

What you will study

This course will provide you with the skills to teach the English language to students in Australia and overseas. In addition to exploring teaching methods and common grammar issues, you will also undertake a supervised professional experience placement in an ESL classroom.

Course information

Study area

Education

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

1164

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

1 session full-time or part-time equivalent. (On campus study available on a part-time basis only in Spring Session.)

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

020199C

UAC Code

-

Information on Fees, Assumed Knowledge and Key Dates

Academic Requirements

A three year degree, a teaching qualification or appropriate equivalent professional experience. (The Graduate Certificate in TESOL assumes an undergraduate background and some practical classroom experience in TESOL.) It provides the formal theoretical component and supervised practicum experience required in a formal accredited teaching qualification.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Fees

2016 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $11,352
Full Course Fee: $11,352

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, i.e. 4 subjects. (The option to study on campus on a full-time basis is available in Autumn Session only.)

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa if studying this program on campus. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Distance

Session Fee: $11,352
Full Course Fee: $11,352

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, i.e. 4 subjects. (The option to study on campus on a full-time basis is available in Autumn Session only.)

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa if studying this program on campus. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

2017 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $11,808
Full Course Fee: $11,808

Distance

Session Fee: $11,808
Full Course Fee: $11,808

Entry Requirements

A three year degree, a teaching qualification or appropriate equivalent professional experience. (The Graduate Certificate in TESOL assumes an undergraduate background and some practical classroom experience in TESOL.) It provides the formal theoretical component and supervised practicum experience required in a formal accredited teaching qualification.

Fees

2016 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $9,648
Full Course Fee: $9,648

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Distance

Session Fee: $9,648
Full Course Fee: $9,648

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

2017 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $9,648
Full Course Fee: $9,648

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Distance

Session Fee: $9,648
Full Course Fee: $9,648

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

2016 EDU Intake Nov

Wollongong

Session Commences
24 October 2016

Applications Close
Two weeks prior to commencement of session.

Session Details
Session: 24 October 2016 - 3 February 2017

2016 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences
25 July 2016

Applications Close
International Applicants: 1 June
Domestic Applicants: 30 June
Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Orientation: 18 July 2016
Session: 25 July - 17 November 2016

2017 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences

27 February 2017

Applications Close
Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: 31 January. Late applications will be accepted where places are available.
    Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within two weeks of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details
Orientation: 21 - 23 February 2016
Session: 27 February - 22 June 2017

2017 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences

24 July 2017

Applications Close

International Applicants: 1 June
Domestic Applicants: 30 June
Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Orientation: 17 July 2017
Session: 24 July - 16 November 2017

Course structure

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Graduate Certificate in TESOL will:

  1. Have fundamental knowledge of language and its use, principles of language learning, approaches to teach English to Speakers to other languages.
  2. Have expert, advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:
    1. Assess learners’ language needs;
    2. Analyse language demands;
    3. Design, plan and implement programs of instruction for English language learners.
  3. Demonstrate capacity to apply sound TESOL pedagogy to support second language learning development. 

Course Structure

Students must complete a total of 24 credit points as outlined in the table below.

It is recommended that VET, ELICOS and DE teachers complete EDGT983 as an elective if they wish to qualify as ESL teachers.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Students must complete the following 3 core subjects (18cp):
EDGT817 Pedagogical Grammar 6 Autumn, Spring, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT830 Methodology in Second Language Teaching 6 Autumn, Spring, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT838 Professional Experience in TESOL 6 Autumn, Spring, EDU Intake Nov
Plus 1 of the following elective TESOL subject (6cp):
EDGT835 Teaching English in International Contexts 6 Autumn
EDGT890 Engaging Diversity: Exploring Contexts of EAL Education 6 Spring
EDGT931 Oral Communication and Pedagogy 6 Autumn, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT932 Second Language Literacy 6 Autumn, Spring
EDGT940 Materials and Technology in Second Language Teaching 6 Autumn, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT983 Assessing and Evaluating in TESOL Environments 6 Spring, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT984 Theories of Second Language Learning 6 Autumn, Spring, EDU Intake Nov

Refer to subject links for further information on subject availability and delivery mode. Elective subjects may be cancelled if minimum enrolment numbers are not met. 

Professional accreditation

The University of Wollongong is recognised by the Department of Education (DE) as a provider of ESL qualifications for primary/secondary trained teachers. DE accreditation will be dependent upon subject choice.

Why choose this course?

UOW’s School of Education has a reputation for practical programs and flexible learning strategies that produce highly employable educators. It is founded on the expertise of our staff and our strong ties with community organisations and government bodies.