12 months
29000 AUD/year
21300 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Language teachers are in demand in Australia and around the world and the Graduate Diploma in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching (FLT) from University of Canberra delivers the practical skills and knowledge that will help students of English and other languages reach their full potential.  

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You’ll explore teaching methodology and practice, linguistics, oral communication, language acquisition and curriculum design – and how to apply these in numerous language education settings. Your new understanding of people coming from a wide range of cultural, social and religious backgrounds will also equip you with the valuable knowledge and skills needed to nurture your students’ futures in the workplace and beyond.

Build your skills step-by-step. This nationally and internationally recognised degree is part of an articulated postgraduate program of study that begins with a graduate certificate and ends with a master’s degree.   

Study the Graduate Diploma in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching (FLT) from University of Canberra and you will:

  • master the skills required for the effective teaching and learning of English and other languages
  • build specialised knowledge and skills for professional practice in a range of educational settings
  • empower learners with your strong subject and pedagogical knowledge
  • strengthen your professional leadership skills
  • critically reflect on the ways in which language education theory and research informs teaching practice
  • establish and maintain ethical and respectful relationships with students, colleagues and parents
  • develop the strengths and linguistic needs of students from diverse cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.

Career opportunities

A UC Master of TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching degree prepares for a career in a wide range of professional contexts and leadership positions in Australia and internationally, including teaching English to speakers of other languages, or a foreign language. Graduates can work in such roles as: 

  • teacher of English as a second language in Australia
  • teacher of a language other than English
  • adult educator
  • workplace-based TESOL instructor
  • director of language education
  • community educator

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language Teaching Experience 
  • Language in Social Context 
  • Language Testing and Assessment
  • Language Teaching Practice  
  • Language Acquisition 
  • English Grammar 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University Admissions Committee. No teaching experience is required.
CRICOS Code: 098024D  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29000 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    21300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21300 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • The indicative CSP Student Contribution Amount for this course is $3,985

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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