CRICOS Course Code: 096405G 

Graduate Diploma of TESOL focuses on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages to allow teachers to work in various fields. It is designed to assist experienced, as well as practising teachers to develop their careers via additional education in a specialist area. 

The Graduate Diploma will provide teachers with the opportunity to add TESOL to their repertoire.

TESOL will allow them to branch out to apply for various positions outside of the education system.

Possible roles could include:

  • ESL Teacher in secondary and tertiary educational organisations
  • Team Leader in a group of practitioners
  • Practitioner or coordinator for workplace-based programs
  • English Language resource developer 
  • Program Coordinator for ESL in a training organisation
  • Educational consultant Tutor
  • Policy advisor on English Language teaching

Students should expect to undertake the following number of hours of study:

  • Supervised: 730 hours
  • Unsupervised: 640 - 800 hours
  • Volume of learning: 1370 - 1530 hours
  • This is full-time study for 1 year.

To achieve a qualification of Graduate Diploma of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) the graduate must complete six units of study and be assessed as competent in all the units.


Entry Requirements
Successful completion of a Bachelor degree, or

an advanced Diploma, or equivalent with relevant working experience (include internship)

Minimum IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent (international student)

Qualification Core Units
GDTRES801 Research & write in TESOL
GDTDES802 Design TESOL curriculum, lessons and materials
GDTASS803 Develop assessment in TESOL
GDTEVA804 Deliver and evaluate lessons (Including practical – 60 hours)
GDTPER805 Develop personal teaching practices in TESOL
GDTPER806 Plan for professional development in TESOL practice
1 year full-time study 
February, April, July and October
Learning Methodology

Synchronous Distance Delivery:

AIBT Synchronous Distance Delivery is the learning in real time with the trainer, tutor at the helm of the room leading the discussion, encouraging active participation in the learning  materials. The delivery is through online virtual classroom, so students can expect the same high quality learning received through face to face onsite.



Lectures, group activities, case studies and practical support session

Mix of written assessment, report, role play and presentation
*Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) available
  International Domestic Material Fee Enrolment Fee
AUD x 1 year $18,000 $10,000 $500 $300

Articulation and Pathways

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