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11021NAT Certificate IV in English Language Teaching (TESOL)

Course Information
Qualification Code:11021NAT
CRICOS Code:110726B
Duration:52 weeks including breaks
Study Type:Blended learning; 25% online and 75% face to face


This course is organised into 10 units of competency, made up of 9 core units and 1 elective unit. Plus 12 hours of practical placement (including observation).

NAT11020001Create a culturally inclusive learning environmentCORE
NAT11020002Use the genre approach to teach EnglishCORE
NAT11020003Teach English grammarCORE
NAT11020004Teach spelling and pronunciationCORE
NAT11020005Teach speakingCORE
NAT11020006Teach listeningCORE
NAT11020007Teach readingCORE
NAT11020008Teach writingCORE
NAT11020009Teach English using technologyCORE
NAT11021002Teach English to primary school-aged learnersELECTIVE
NAT11021003Teach ESL to teenage learnersELECTIVE
NAT11021004Use music, art and drama to teach EnglishELECTIVE
NAT11021005Work with volunteers in English as a Second Language contextELECTIVE
NAT11021006Establish community based English classesELECTIVE


Our 11021NAT Certificate IV in English Language Teaching (TESOL) is designed to provide you with comprehensive and practical skills in teaching English to speakers of other languages. The course aims to develop your language analysis skills and awareness of cultural factors in language learning. It also addresses the skills and knowledge requirements for designing and delivering an English Language training program for learners from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds (CALD).

By undertaking this course, you will:
• plan lessons for learners at different levels, in a variety of contexts,
• design and adapt classroom materials,
• conduct lessons effectively and
• analyse language for teaching purposes.

Every student will need to demonstrate:
o Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent
o Attaining IELTS 5.5 English language equivalence if a non-native English speaker
o Being aged over 18

On completion of the 11021NAT Certificate IV in English Language Teaching (TESOL), students may pursue the 11020NAT Diploma of English Language Teaching (TESOL) or related university level courses.

This course prepares you to be English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher.
If you have a bachelor degree (any area) with our Certificate IV in TESOL you may find employment opportunities in an Australian NEAS quality endorsed ELT Centre.
With an additional TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (or equivalent), other English teaching opportunities may be possible in vocational education.

Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies.


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