National Course Code 10557NAT

Purpose of Course

To produce skilled and knowledgeable entry-level teachers, teaching assistants and tutors.

This course is intended to provide participants with a range of knowledge, and skills to perform a variety of functions associated with teaching English to speakers of other languages as well as assisting learners to improve their English language skills, and obtain teaching assistant, tutoring or teaching positions. The course is also relevant for those wanting to assist learners to improve language and literacy skills.

Participants will develop skills in classroom management, presentation techniques, lesson and resource planning and preparation, together with skills and knowledge to assist learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English as a Second Language (ESL) to improve their grammar, pronunciation, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Participants will also develop an understanding of different methods of assessing language ability and be able to assist learners to prepare for a range of English language tests. They will also be provided with an overview of cultural issues likely to be encountered with English language learners both in Australia and overseas.

Units of Competence
  1. TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  2. TESCUL401A Develop and apply knowledge of cultural factors affecting TESOL teachers
  3. TESPRN402A Assist learners to improve pronunciation and speech
  4. TESGRM403A Assist learners to learn or improve grammar
  5. TESRES404A Source and develop resources to support learning
  6. TESRED405A Assist learners develop reading and writing skills
  7. TESSPK406A Assist learners develop speaking and listening skills
  8. TESASS407A Assess language learning
  9. TESMTH408A Apply a range of TESOL methodologies
  10. TESTST409A Assist learners prepare for English language tests
  11. TESCAL410A Use Computer Assisted Language Learning to assist learners
  12. TESBUS411A Teach business English
  13. TESCHD412A Use creative strategies to assist children to learn English
Employment outcomes
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) in Australia
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) outside Australia
  • Volunteer teaching of migrants and refugees
Entry requirements

Entry into 10429NAT Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is open to both senior high school students (specifically Years 11 and 12) and mature learners.

All learners require the ability to read, write and speak in English fluently and accurately. For native English speakers, these abilities are assessed via a thorough one-on-one interview and completion of a formal written application form.

Non-native speakers will need to have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 (Competent user) or equivalent grading. It means that they can speak at length with minimal loss of coherence and minimal mispronunciation; they possess an adequate variety of vocabulary to discuss topics at length; they paraphrase properly; produce error-free sentences consistently; and can be understood thoroughly.

Credit Transfer

Where applicants can show evidence of a current equivalent prior qualification or Statement of Attainment, Credit Transfer given for units of competency can be considered.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualifications or experience in a related field (the area of study), they may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Successful RPL or Credit Transfer may reduce the duration and cost of your course

Delivery Methods


Our courses involve a combination of classroom and online learning, practical sessions, self-directed learning and simulated work-based tasks. We utilize a range of assessment methods, including role plays, written assessments, skills demonstrations, simulations and projects.

Assessment throughout the study period is competency-based.


Pathways from the Qualification

Pathways: Diploma graduates can articulate to Diploma of TESOL, and university degree programs.

University Preparation College

CRICOS Provider Code 02751M

RTO number 91364

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