Course Code – 10695NAT

Delivery Mode – Self-Paced Online Learning
Course Duration – 12 Months
Course Units – 9 Core units + 1 Elective units
Expected Study Hours – 580 hours (including 12 hour Practicum)

Note – These are nominal hours – some students may be able to complete the course a quicker time-frame. Especially if you are familiar with concepts such as: teaching/training, a second language, bilingual, and work in an education and/or training environment.


  • Decide which course is best for you
  • Read the information below and the Student Handbook
  • Complete an Application Form
  • Wait for a Letter of Offer that will outline your fees and study obligations
  • If you accept the conditions in your letter of offer, make your initial course payment in order to formally enrol
  • Allow 14 days to process an application for enrolment
  • Start on the first Monday of the NEXT Month!


To complete this course, students must successfully complete the following:

  • 9 Core units
  • 1 Elective unit
  • 12 hours of practical placement (including a minimum of 6 hours practice teaching)


  • TESCIE001 – Create a culturally inclusive learning environment*
  • TESGAE001 – Use the genre approach to teach English
  • TESTEG001 – Teach English grammar
  • TESTSP001 – Teach spelling and pronunciation
  • TESTSE001 – Teach speaking
  • TESTLE001 – Teach listening
  • TESTRE001 – Teach reading
  • TESTWE001 – Teach writing
  • TESDRF001 – Develop resource files*


Students must study at least one elective unit from the following:

  • TESECL001 – Teach ESL to early childhood learners
  • TESPSL001 – Teach ESL to primary school-aged learners
  • TESTAL001 – Teach ESL to teenage learners
  • TESMAD001 – Use music, art and drama in TESOL
  • TESTEC001 – Use technology to assist ESL learning


Note – Students who complete our QIE Certificate IV in TESOL will then only need to complete 5 specialisation units and 8 hours of practice teaching to follow-on and study the Diploma at a discounted rate by applying for direct credit.


The college is required to only enrol students who have suitable capacities and are likely to complete the program. It is imperative that students have knowledge and understanding of the English language and terms used in referring to it. The minimum educational standard required for entry to the Course is:

The standard of English that a person would demonstrate if they achieved a pass level or higher at the completion of Australian senior secondary school (Year 12).

or, where the student has not completed senior secondary school:

The standard of English that a student would demonstrate if they achieved a very high level at the completion of junior secondary school (Year 10).

Evidence of having this level of English ability may include:

Secondary School transcripts showing the required results in English

Completion of a Certificate III or higher level Course in the Australian Qualification Framework

A pass mark achieved in an English language proficiency test – either a standardised test, or a test produced specially for this purpose (see English proficiency tests below*)

Teachers, trainers, lecturers or other supervisors of education programs confirming English language competency

Enrolment in other courses of study requiring equivalent levels of English ability


Other proficiency tests and associated scores that would indicate equivalent English proficiency may include, but not be limited to:

  • PTE Academic: 51 – 58
  • TOEIC: 750
  • TOEFL (paper): 550
  • TOEFL (CBT): 213
  • TOEFL(IBT): 79 – 80
  • Cambridge Exams: FCE-A
  • CSWE: IV
  • ISLPR: 3

Note – If you cannot provide evidence that you have the abilities (language, literacy and numeracy competence) to participate effectively in the course you will be asked to participate in an interview to confirm that you are able to effectively participate. If aptitude to complete studies with QIE is not evident, the college will issue an internal English Language Macro Skills Test to assess your Language, Literacy and Numeracy abilities.