Graduate Diploma of TESOL ( Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages )

Graduate Diploma of TESOL ( Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages )

Course Code: 10657NAT
CRICOS Course Code: 096405G

Course Aims, Content and Outcomes

Graduate Diploma of TESOL is for students to gain professional competence in TESOL for program planning, teaching and assessment. The course supports students’ preparation, innovation and application of curriculum and teaching practices adapted to different contexts.
To achieve the qualification of Graduate Diploma of TESOL, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, the students must complete six units of study and be assessed as competent in all the units. For each unit of study students join in knowledge and skill building tasks investigating aspects of language study and teaching.

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)

Credit Transfer and Pathways

Credit transfer of a full year has been negotiated for enrolment in the Masters of TESOL in Flinders University, University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide.

For information about articulation and pathways, please click here for detailed information.

Study Hours

International Students – 150 hours per term

Domestic Students – 2 hours per week during term or equivalent


1 year full-time study


February, April, July and October

Learning Methodology

Lectures, group activities, case studies and practical support session

Mix of written assessment, report, role play and presentation

*Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) available

Study Mode

  • Face-to-face
  • Intensive
  • Online

A variety of study mode options (face-to-face, intensive, online) are available, making it accessible for busy teachers.

The teaching program is negotiated for domestic students.


International Domestic Material Fee Enrolment Fee
AUD x 1 year $18,000 $10,000 $500 $300

Pro rata for individual units


Scholarship information can be found in the Scholarships Page

Units of Study

GDTRES801 Research & Write in TESOL

GDTDES802 Design TESOL curriculum, lessons and materials

GDTEVA803 Develop assessment in TESOL

GDTPER804 Deliver and evaluate lessons

GDTPER805 Develop personal teaching practices in TESOL

GDTPER806 Plan for professional development in TESOL practice

Additional Non-accredited units

Surveys and questionnaires*

Introduction to English linguistics*

Language and learning: functional linguistics across the curriculum

*The Unit Survey and Questionnaires is integrated with the Unit GDTRES801, and the Unit Introduction to English Linguistics with
Unit GDTPER 805.

This course is provided by Adelaide Institute of Business and Technology (AIBT) and delivered by Adelaide Research Institute (ARI)

CRICOS Provider Code: 03133G

Registered Training Organisation Code: 40312