Graduate Certificate in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Program code

3016

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

0.5 year full-time
1 year part-time (online only)

Credit points

40

Indicative fee

$14,500.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Any Bachelor degree or higher

    (more)

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

006684G

Commencing in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Why choose this program?

International students studying on a student visa are only able to undertake this program when commencing in Summer Semester Nov/Dec 2016 or Trimester 3 from 2017. Please refer to the attendance information below for further details.

In this Graduate Certificate, you will gain a specialisation in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). You will study linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and second language teaching and learning.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3016 Graduate Certificate in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (this program) Nathan, Online Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
5727 Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Nathan Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Note: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

Trimester 1 and 2

The Trimester 1 and 2 intakes of this program are undertaken PART-TIME only and in on/off-campus modes at Nathan.

For on-campus students, lectures will be held at Nathan on weekdays between 17:00-20:00 hours. On-campus students are required to attend all lectures and workshops for relevant courses in their program. The Trimester 1 and 2 intakes also offered in off-campus (external) mode which means that there is no requirement for on-campus attendance. You will be provided course materials online via Learning@Griffith. You will need access to a reliable internet connection.

Trimester 3

The Trimester 3 intakes of this program is undertaken FULL-TIME only and in on-campus mode at Nathan. The Trimester 3 intake is not available for off-campus (external) students.

Note: International students studying in Australia on a student visa (and are required to study full-time) will only be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in TESOL when commencing in Trimester 3.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Work-integrated learning

One of the core courses 7903LHS Second Language Teaching in Practice (Internship) will evaluate students' teaching practice as part of their assessment. Teaching practice for on-campus students will be organised at the Nathan campus. Teaching practice for off-campus students will need to be organised at a suitable location in consultation with the relevant course convenors if off-campus students are unable to attend the organised teaching practice at the Nathan campus.

My career opportunities

You will find employment opportunities locally or overseas teaching English as a second or foreign language, teaching a language other than English, or working in leadership positions in language teaching institutions. These include opportunities at TAFE or technical colleges, private language schools, language teaching institutions for migrants.

Please note that this program does not lead to teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Graduate Certificate in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (3016)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 40cp
2020 Fee Band 29.0 $362.50 $14,500.00
2019 Fee Band 28.0 $350.00 $14,000.00
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

Further information