Graduate Certificate in TESOL (1802)

  • Approved Abbreviation: GradCertTESOL
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1802
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 061591M

This program applies to students who commenced in Spring 2017 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

Commencement Year 2015 to Autumn 2017 - please refer to: 1802.1 Graduate Certificate in TESOL

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL provides an initial teacher training qualification which reflects the industry standard in the adult TESOL sector in the Australian context. The program is suitable for teachers in other educational fields (e.g. primary and secondary education), and for graduates in any field wishing to develop a long-term career in TESOL in Australia.

  • Director of Academic Program - Dr Peter Mauch

Study Mode

One year full-time or two years part-time.

Program Advice

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Part Time Internal See above

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this program that you must meet in order to complete your program and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this program online.

Inherent Requirements

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in any discipline. Applicants must have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum 6.0 in each subtest.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 60 credit points from the subjects listed below.

Recommended Sequence

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Autumn sessionCredit Points
TEAC 7044 English Linguistics for TESOL 10
TEAC 7140 TESOL Methodology and Curricula 20
 Credit Points30
Spring session
LANG 7031 Second Language Assessment and Testing 10
LANG 7033 TESOL Internship 20
 Credit Points30
 Total Credit Points60

Mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Spring sessionCredit Points
LANG 7031 Second Language Assessment and Testing 10
TEAC 7140 TESOL Methodology and Curricula 20
 Credit Points30
Autumn session
TEAC 7044 English Linguistics for TESOL 10
LANG 7033 TESOL Internship 20
 Credit Points30
 Total Credit Points60