Graduate Diploma in TESOL

Course summary

The Graduate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is designed for TAFE or Vocational Education teachers whose employers require them to have an in-depth qualification. This program is also for experienced educators looking for a higher specialist qualification in ESL teaching.

This degree

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

This course has six core subjects, two elective subjects and includes a professional experience placement. These subjects are a combination of online and on campus delivery, with the option of completing your study entirely by distance.

What you will study

This degree will provide you with the skills to teach English language to students, with a focus on international contexts and catering for diversity in the classroom. 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

669

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

1 year full-time (2 sessions) or part-time equivalent

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

020206J

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

It is assumed that students will have at least a three-year undergraduate degree, preferably including subjects related to the teaching of English (for example, TESOL, English Literature, Applied Linguistics). No teaching experience is required.

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

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $11,808
Full Course Fee: $23,616

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, ie 4 subjects.

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: $11,808
Full Course Fee: $23,616

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, ie 4 subjects.

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.

Entry Requirements

It is assumed that students will have at least a three-year undergraduate degree, preferably including subjects related to the teaching of English (for example, TESOL, English Literature, Applied Linguistics). No teaching experience is required.

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,032
Full Course Fee: $20,064

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: $10,032
Full Course Fee: $20,064

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.

Admission information

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 Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

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 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (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)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

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

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

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: 20 - 22 February 2018
Session: 26 February - 21 June 2018

2018 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences

23 July 2018

Applications Close
29 June 2018. Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Orientation: 16 July 2018
Session: 23 July - 15 November 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Graduate Diploma in TESOL will:

  1. Have a broad discipline knowledge in language and its use, theories of second language learning and ESL/EFL pedagogy related to teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing and increased technical knowledge of classroom practice.
  2. Have expert, advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:
    1. Assess learners’ language and learning needs;
    2. Analyse language demands;
    3. Design, plan and implement programs of instruction for English language learners in a range of contexts;
    4. Observe, reflect on and critique classroom practice.
  3. Demonstrate capacity for differentiated instruction for diverse groups of learners. 

Course Structure

The Graduate Diploma in TESOL requires the successful completion of 48 credit points comprising:

a. 6 core TESOL subjects (36cp); and
b. 2 elective TESOL subjects (12cp).

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

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Students must complete the following six core subjects (36cp):
EDGT817Pedagogical Grammar6Autumn, Spring, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT830Methodology in Second Language Teaching6Autumn, Spring, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT835Teaching English in International Contexts6Autumn
EDGT838Professional Experience in TESOL6Autumn, Spring, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT890Engaging Diversity: Exploring Contexts of EAL Education6Spring
EDGT984Theories of Second Language Learning6Autumn, EDU Intake Nov
Plus two of the following elective TESOL subjects (12cp):
EDGT931Oral Communication and Pedagogy6Autumn
EDGT932Second Language Literacy6Spring
EDGT934English Pronunciation and Prosody6Spring, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT940Materials and Technology in Second Language Teaching6Autumn, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT983Assessing and Evaluating in TESOL Environments6Spring, EDU Intake Nov

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

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.