CRICOS Course Code: 096405G    

The Graduate Diploma of TESOL focuses on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages to allow teachers to work in various fields. It is designed to assist experienced, as well as practising teachers to develop their careers via additional education in a specialist area. 

The Graduate Diploma will provide teachers with the opportunity to add TESOL to their repertoire allowing them to branch out and apply for various positions outside of the education system.

Possible roles include:

  • ESL Teacher in secondary and tertiary educational organisations
  • Team Leader in a group of practitioners
  • Practitioner or coordinator for workplace-based programs
  • English Language resource developer 
  • Program Coordinator for ESL in a training organisation
  • Educational consultant Tutor
  • Policy advisor on English Language teaching

Students should expect to undertake the following number of hours of study:

  • Supervised: 730 hours
  • Unsupervised: 640 - 800 hours
  • Volume of learning: 1370 - 1530 hours
  • This is full-time study for 1 year.

To achieve a qualification of Graduate Diploma of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) the graduate must complete six units of study and be assessed as competent in all the units.

Entry Requirements
Successful completion of a Bachelor degree, or

an advanced Diploma, or equivalent with relevant working experience (include internship)

Minimum IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent (international student)

Qualification Core Units
Research & write in TESOL
Design TESOL curriculum, lessons and materials
Develop assessment in TESOL
Deliver and evaluate lessons (including practical – 60 hours)
Develop personal teaching practices in TESOL
Plan for professional development in TESOL practice

1 year full-time study 

February, April, July and October

Learning Methodology

Synchronous Distance Delivery:
AIBT Synchronous Distance Delivery is the learning in real time with the trainer, tutor at the helm of the room leading the discussion, encouraging active participation in the learning  materials. The delivery is through online virtual classroom, so students can expect the same high quality learning received through face to face onsite.

Lectures, group activities, case studies and practical support session

Mix of written assessment, report, role play and presentation
*Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) available

Course Fees (AUD)

This course may be subsidised by the SA Government for eligible participants. 
Check your eligibility at:

Full Fee (Self-funded) $10,800
Tuition $18,000
Excursion & Materials Fee $500
Enrolment Fee $300


 Articulation and Pathways

Multiple options available including the University of Adelaide and Flinders University. Contact us to learn more.

Help With Fees

Upfront Payment:
Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at AIBT head office.
Payment Plan: 
If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

AIBT has a range of courses and qualifications and the application process can differ depending whether you are a domestic or international student, whether unemployed or working, a school student or graduate. If you are unsure how to apply then please get in touch at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 8212 0990 or message our AIBT facebook page.