• Application Deadline
  • 6 months
The Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching (FLT) at University of Canberra prepares for a career in teaching English to speakers of other language, or a foreign language, in Australia and overseas. Previous teaching experience is not necessary.


The TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching (FLT) at University of Canberra integrates theory and practice in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching, including teaching methodology, linguistics for language teachers, and a first practice experience. Graduates will have advanced knowledge and skills for professional practice in language teaching and learning. 


Progression from this course to the Graduate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Foreign Language Teaching (FLT) and the Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Foreign Language Teaching (FLT) is available by enrolling in additional units.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language Teaching Methodology
  • Language Teaching Experience 
  • Language in Social Context
  • Study of Language 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

General Requirements

  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University Admissions Committee. No teaching experience is required.
  • certified copies of relevant academic transcripts and award certificates from completed or incomplete study
  • evidence of English proficiency
  • evidence of work experience in the form of a current resume and statements of employment which should be an official document from your employer outlining your job title, responsibilities and duration of employment
  • subject or unit outlines from your previous study if you are seeking credit into your UC course
  • CRICOS Code: 098023E

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27500 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27500 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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