Graduate Certificate in TESOL (Online Delivery available)

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.

The UOW Graduate Certificate in TESOL offers sound theoretical foundations and extensive practical skills that address the broader aspects of education and training. In addition to exploring teaching methods and common grammar issues, you will also undertake a supervised professional experience placement in an ESL classroom.

This course has three core subjects and one elective subject. You will have the opportunity to progress into the Master of Education (TESOL) or the Master of Education Advanced (TESOL) if you are interested in further study, with credit for all of the subjects (24 credit points) completed in the Graduate Certificate.

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

UAC 935072

Course information

Study area

Education

Campus

Wollongong, UOW Online

Course Code

1164

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

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

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

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$11,280 (2019)

$11,280 (2019)

UOW Online

Distance

$11,280 (2019)

$11,280 (2019)

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.

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.


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

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.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$13,536 (2019)

$13,536 (2019)

UOW Online

Distance

$13,536 (2019)

$13,536 (2019)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2017

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2019 Autumn

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 26 - 28 February 2019
Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 15 February 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Autumn

UOW Online

Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 15 February 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Spring

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 22 July 2019
Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 12 July 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Spring

UOW Online

Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 12 July 2019. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
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: a) Assess learners’ language needs; b) Analyse language demands; c) 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 in accordance with 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 three 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 one of the following elective TESOL subjects (6cp) *:
EDGT835 Teaching English in International Contexts 6Autumn
EDGT890 Engaging Diversity: Exploring Contexts of EAL Education 6 Spring
EDGT931 Oral Communication and Pedagogy 6 Autumn
EDGT932 Second Language Literacy 6 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, EDU Intake Nov

* Elective subjects may be cancelled if minimum enrollment numbers are not met. 

For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

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.