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About the program

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL is a full-time (40 Credit point) program designed to provide initial training for teachers of English as a Second Language. It provides the basis for language teaching methodology and its practical applications. The course participants are required to complete at least 100 hours of theoretical component and the minimum of 6 hours of supervised classroom teaching.

ModeOn Campus
Duration1 semester (4 months)
Starting semesters
  • January 2019
  • January 2020
Program typePostgraduate Certificate
Study areaInternational Relations and Humanities
Program codeHS-23025
CRICOS code063445E
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Successful completion of the course qualifies you to teach in an Australian ELICOS institute providing you hold a recognised degree or equivalent. You will also be qualified to teach in many other countries. For more details about requirements of teacher qualifications in Australia, visit the National ELT Accreditation Scheme website.

While we provide advice concerning the current TESOL job opportunities throughout the course, we do not find jobs for course participants.

View the Graduate Certificate in TESOL - Program Structure and Sequencing

Students must complete the following four (4) subjects:

Plus one of the following subjects dependent on commencement of the program and subject availability:

Teaching methodology

Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.

The below fees are based on the total cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

  • 2018 fees: $8,732
  • 2019 fees: $9,040

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent at an approved institution. 

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

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