10318NAT Diploma of TESOL

10318NAT - Diploma of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

CRICOS Course Code: 089542A

Required additional units of competence


Apply Approaches and Methods in TESOL


Design ESL Syllabus


Assess ESL Learning


Teach English for Academic Purposes


Teach English for Specific Purposes

The SIA combined CIV & Diploma of TESOL course provides the learner the unique opportunity to attain two fully accredited and internationally recognised qualifications.  Learners having successfully attained the Certificate IV level are able to undertake additional core units to achieve the highly regarded Diploma of TESOL.  To complete the combined course and achieve the qualification at the Diploma level, requires significant effort, discipline and dedication.  These requirements ensure that the appropriate standard and level of recognition, are recognised by prospective employers worldwide.  Today’s world sees both employers and students seeking to learn from highly qualified teachers and holding the Diploma level of TESOL will ensure that the successful participants are well placed to gain employment.  The combined course ensures a well-rounded, dynamic and comprehensive understanding of the requirements for teaching English as a second language (ESL).  The Diploma of TESOL enables teachers to teach and assess ESL, at a greater breadth, depth and complexity than at Certificate IV level.

The course is designed to enable the learners to undertake an intensive 6 weeks training followed by self-paced learning over a maximum 22 week period.  During this time learners have access to their assigned trainer/assessor who will provide support, direction and assistance. Successful learners are provided with high quality materials which provide a sound reference portfolio, and entry to an ongoing lifetime support alumni.  The course provides opportunity for SIA learners to undertake the required work experience in real classes with real students.  Uniquely, SIA is able to provide opportunity for high achievers who have successfully completed the Diploma level to apply for positions both at our Perth campus and internationally at our sibling college subject to availability.

Entry requirements for combined course

    ·    Applicants must be 18 years or above
    ·    Hold a current minimum IELTS level of 6 in all four skills achieved within the last 2 years or an equivalent in other forms of testing that satisfy the College’s requirements.
    ·    An English language proficiency test will be required and a very solid pass mark or higher achieved in a test produced specially for this purpose
    ·    Secondary School transcripts showing the required results in English at a year 12 or equivalent level
    ·    Letter of very good English competency from an employer, for example where workplace documents have produced 

Diploma TESOL course only

    ·    Have achieved a Certificate IV level course requiring English language skills in the qualification

Duration: 6 weeks full time followed by a maximum of 22 weeks self-paced learning

The combined course consists of fourteen core Units and 1 elective

Applicants must undertake 20 hours observation practice teaching with at least 10 hours of practice teaching and may be required to provide video evidence for assessment.


Intakes: Contact the College for applicable dates.