Course details

CRICOS course code: 097553J

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


An officially recognised TESOL qualification that meets the industry qualification requirements.

Certificate IV in TESOL at International House Sydney has passed the high quality tests to receive the NEAS Endorsed ELT Qualification status.

TESOL introduces you to current teaching methods, practical teaching ideas and a range of resources. It is designed for non-native speakers who want to learn more about the field of teaching and enter the English language teaching profession. No teaching experience is required. Our training methodology is communicative. In practical terms, this means that trainees are engaged with each other in collaborative tasks.

Key Features

  • 4 weeks of Introduction to TESOL Online. Can be done in Australia or in the home country
  • 4 weeks of TESOL Methodology face-to-face input sessions
  • 6 weeks of Teaching Practice, observed and assessed by qualified trainers
  • 7 written assignments that focus on methodology, terminology, language, learners, materials and professional development
  • Total course duration: 14 weeks
  • Government–accredited and internationally recognised course
  • Taught by highly skilled trainers

Who is the Certificate IV in TESOL designed for?

  • Non-native (Upper Intermediate and above) speakers who want to enter the English language teaching profession
  • Those who have no teaching experience
  • Experienced teachers who want to further develop their communicative teaching skills through the strong focus on practical teaching
  • Overseas teachers with experience who want to formalise their skills to teach in Australia
  • Anyone interested in being paid to travel and work overseas teaching English

Learning Outcomes

  • The principles of effective planning and teaching
  • A range of practical skills for teaching English to adults
  • Confidence and control in the classroom
  • Increased language awareness and a framework for language analysis
  • A structure for ongoing professional development

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
4,550 Per Year
Read moreEnrollment Fee Student Visa: 225; Resources Fee: 150
05 Dec 2022
13 Mar 2023
05 Jun 2023
14 weeks
Read more14 weeks full time

Blended study
International House Melbourne
Level 6, 350 Queen Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Must be at least 18 years of age on entry to the course

Minimum English language and literacy levels. Prospective students must produce evidence of one of the following:

  • English level test score of General/Academic IELTS 5.5
  • PTE 43
  • TOEFL 65
  • Cambridge FCE (CEFR B2) with Grade B
  • TOEIC 700 + Section B of application forms

Students with official English level test scores will also have to take a short telephone or in-school interview.


International House
Sydney City Campus
Level 1, 203 Clarence Street
Sydney New South Wales 2000
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