Course overview

  • 6 months full time / 1 year part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July


✓ Become qualified to teach English as an additional language

✓ Ideal for Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) eligible teachers wishing to specialise

✓ Gain 50 credit points towards the Master of TESOL

✓ Research-driven learning

Get a taste of the Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and become qualified to teach English as an additional language (EAL). There is a high demand for English teachers worldwide and this internationally recognised course will allow you to work in schools, language centres and universities across the world.

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for ready-qualified teachers wishing to add English as an Additional Language (EAL) as a specialised area. It’s for teachers looking to deepen their current skills and equip them with the principles and approaches to teaching TESOL – including curriculum design and evaluation. If you’re interested in completing the full Master of TESOL with us, graduates of the Graduate Certificate in TESOL will be eligible to apply for entry to the Master of TESOL with 50 credit points of advanced standing for the ‘EAL Teaching’ specialisation.

Why choose the Graduate Certificate in TESOL with us?

If you’re looking to explore teaching English as an additional language, the Graduate Certificate is an excellent entry to this field. At MGSE, you’ll be taught by a number of internationally recognised education experts. As students of MGSE researchers, you’ll experience research-led learning, focusing on concepts and findings, sometimes even before publishing.  Alongside being taught by thought-leaders in this field, the course has been built for practical application in the real world, so you can return to teaching with the skills in place.

The reputation of the University of Melbourne is strong and globally recognised, particularly for education where MGSE has been ranked #1 in Australia and #14 in the world*. We are at the cutting edge of teaching and research.


We take pride in the excellent support we offer our Graduate Certificate in TESOL students from enrolment, throughout their studies, and beyond. If you are an Indigenous student, we offer a range of support services here at the University of Melbourne via Murrup Barak.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: Education