Graduate Diploma in TESOL (Online Delivery available)

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.

UAC 935071

Course information

Study area

Education

Campus

Wollongong, UOW Online

Course Code

669

Duration

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

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

020206J

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

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

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$11,280 (2019)

$22,560 (2019)

UOW Online

Distance

$11,280 (2019)

$22,560 (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

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

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.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$13,536 (2019)

$27,072 (2019)

UOW Online

Distance

$13,536 (2019)

$27,072 (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 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: a) Assess learners’ language and learning needs; b) Analyse language demands; c) Design, plan and implement programs of instruction for English language learners in a range of contexts; d) 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 including:

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):
EDGT817 Pedagogical Grammar 6 Autumn, Spring, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT830 Methodology in Second Language Teaching 6 Autumn, Spring, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT835 Teaching English in International Contexts 6Autumn
EDGT838 Professional Experience in TESOL 6 Autumn, Spring, EDU Intake Nov
EDGT890 Engaging Diversity: Exploring Contexts of EAL Education 6 Spring
EDGT984 Theories of Second Language Learning 6 Autumn, EDU Intake Nov
Plus two of the following elective TESOL subjects (12cp) *:
EDGT931 Oral Communication and Pedagogy 6 Autumn
EDGT932 Second Language Literacy 6 Spring
EDGT934 English Pronunciation and Prosody 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

* Elective subjects may be cancelled if minimum enrolment 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.