10657NAT – Graduate Diploma of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

10657NAT – Graduate Diploma of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

CRICOS Course Code: 096405G

This course 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

GDTEVA803 Develop assessment in TESOL

GDTPER804 Deliver and evaluate lessons

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

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

For information about articulation and pathways, please click here for detailed information.


This course is provided by Adelaide Institute of Business and Technology (AIBT) and delivered by Adelaide Research Institute (ARI)

CRICOS Provider Code: 03133G

Registered Training Organisation Code: 40312