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11021NAT – Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Course Information
Qualification Code:11021NAT
CRICOS Code:097625J
Duration:52 weeks
Study Type:20 hours per week


This course is organised into 10 units of competency, made up of 9 core units and 1 elective unit.

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


The purpose of the 11021NAT Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is that applicants will be trained to become teachers of English. This course is designed to enable students to develop practical skills and knowledge that are essential in today’s challenging world of ESL/CALD. Students will acquire the skills to:

  • Prepare ESL/CALD lessons.
  • Deliver ESL/CALD lessons using a variety of approaches and strategies
  • Define the structure of the English language
  • Create learning resources.


In order to gain entry into this course, the potential student must:
● Be 18 years of age or over
● Have satisfactorily completed Year 11 in the Australian High School (or equivalent), and
● Have an IELTS band score of minimum 5.5 or TOEFL 500 (or equivalent)

After achieving the 11021NAT Certificate IV in TESOL, students may continue to study 11020NAT Diploma of TESOL (with a direct credit for 9 core units).


Have you studied this topic before? We will recognise competencies gained through previous learning, work and life experiences.

Students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/ Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) before they commence the course or a particular unit. Students will need to provide evidence that they are already competent in this/these specific unit/s. Email info@win.edu.au for further information.