Certificate IV in TESOL


This course will truly open career doors for you.

The Certificate IV in TESOL (10557NAT) will give you a nationally accredited and internationally recognised qualification that will allow you to teach English in Australia or overseas in just 29 weeks.

After completing this course you can explore career opportunities such as an ESL teacher or a private tutor to international students.

This course will teach you the basics of English such as pronunciation and grammar along with the fundamentals of teaching such as lesson planning and teacher preparation.

You have the option of completing this course online or on campus so you can tailor your studies to suit your needs.

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At a glance

Study mode



ATA TESOL College (RTO 31228)
Career Opportunities
  • ESL Teacher
  • ESL Tutor

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.


Although not a requirement for this course, a degree or diploma in education or teaching experience is usually required to teach English to speakers of other languages in Australia.

Course length
Self-paced Eg: 29 weeks = 20 hrs/week
Study mode




Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.


Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.


Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Written assignments, lesson plans & short quizzes
Start date

Online option: Enrol anytime.
In-class option: Contact ATA TESOL College about enrolling, suitable locations and course dates.

ATA TESOL College (RTO 31228)

TESOL College runs English teaching courses that enable you to work around the world.

With a TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification, you can teach conversational English classes in more than 80 countries, and access more than 25,000 job opportunities worldwide.

Australasian Training Academy Pty Ltd (RTO 31228) trading as ATA TESOL College


The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including whether you are an Australian resident or your chosen payment option. To find out more, contact the course provider.


Although not a requirement for this course, a degree or diploma in education or teaching experience is usually required to teach English to speakers of other languages in Australia.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • pronunciation, conversation and communication
  • listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • lesson planning and teaching preparation
  • grammar review and student evaluations
  • activity-based learning and more

Practical component

This course includes a 6 hour practical component which must be video recorded or observed by a suitably qualified teacher or trainer.

Course structure

11 units

  • Develop TESOL knowledge and teaching roles
  • Develop TESOL teaching methodology
  • Formulate a personal philosophy of teaching statement
  • Develop listening skills in TESOL
  • Develop speaking skills in TESOL
  • Develop reading skills in TESOL
  • Develop writing skills, spelling and punctuation in TESOL
  • Develop grammar and vocabulary knowledge in TESOL
  • Plan lessons using audio-visual techniques and information technology in TESOL
  • Plan and develop student assessment materials
  • Private tutoring in TESOL

Support and delivery

Optional Workshops

This course includes an optional 5-day in-class orientation course which familiarises you with the content and context of TESOL. While not compulsory, attendance is highly recommended as it provides a great opportunity for you to learn essential TESOL components from a highly qualified and experienced TESOL trainer.

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