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Graduate Certificate of Education Specialisation Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Graduate Certificate of Education Specialisation Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (GCEF)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • On-campus
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 0.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
  • November

Overview

  • USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education (TESOL) is designed for aspiring leaders in the field of English language teaching. It extends skills and knowledge to the ways in which language is acquired, learned and used in a variety of contexts among a range of age groups.
  • You will have the opportunity to study aspects Language, Acquisition & Learning and Teaching with a choice from language assessment, digital technologies and multimedia, applications to language and literacy assessment and language program management, and the finer skills in teaching younger learners and adults, incorporating skills for teaching curriculum in languages other than English with an additional option of 20-hour TESOL practicum.
  • Broaden your knowledge of the importance of language and your knowledge of contemporary English language teaching methodology.
  • This specialisation does not qualify you for teacher registration in Queensland. You can qualify for teacher registration in Queensland with the Master of Learning and Teaching.

Further study

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Education (TESOL) will qualify you to apply for:

Career outcomes

  • As a USQ Graduate Certificate of Education (TESOL) graduate you will be well prepared to secure a range of opportunities in demand within Australia and internationally with skills in teaching English to speakers of additional languages across age, professional, learning and cultural backgrounds. 

Entry requirements 

  • 3-year bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

USQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 4 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
4 x specialisation courses 4
Total 4

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (4 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 10760

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Professional experience costs

This degree includes a professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP. 

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.
  • Semester 3, 2020 - applications close Friday 20 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 16 November 2020.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

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