Certificate IV in TESOL

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Certificate IV in TESOL

Do you want to teach English overseas? TESOL is a highly transferable qualification, accepted by education providers in Australia and around the world.

Job prospects

+ Private Tutor

+ Overseas English Teacher


+ Duration: 26 weeks + 5 weeks summer holiday

+ Work placement: 12 hours

Local students Yes

International students No

Is this funded?

Yes - Government funding (including JobTrainer) is available to eligible students. Please contact us to see if you qualify.

How can I study?

This course is available on campus in Melbourne CBD or Werribee and virtually. Call us to discuss your study options.

Do you want to travel the world and teach English?

The NEAS endorsed & nationally accredited Certificate IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) course prepares you with the practical skills and knowledge to teach English. The Certificate IV in TESOL opens doors to a wide range of jobs both in the domestic and international English teaching markets.

  • National Code: 10695NAT
  • Units: 10 units (9 core & 1 elective)
  • Location: Level 9, 250 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Delivery Method: The program includes self-paced learning, lectures and class practicums to support course outcomes. This classroom-based course is delivered by outstanding, highly experienced and qualified teachers.
  • Work Placement: There is a requirement for students to successfully complete 12-hours of work-based practicum in this course.
  • Duration: 26 weeks + 5 weeks summer holiday
  • Assessment: Written, and classroom practicums – Students must successfully complete all assessment activities in their workbooks and 12 hours teaching practicum to meet the requirements of this course.
  • Prior experience: Applicants may apply for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior learning please see our website for details. Conditions apply for RPL, read more here.

Students must have access to a computer or laptop to complete the course.

With an Australian Bachelor’s degree in any field, Certificate IV TESOL graduates could gain employment at the following institutions:

  • TAFE
  • private English language colleges
  • community and migrant centres
  • universities that offer ELICOS programs


Students who hold this qualification only, could have employment opportunities…

  • in private tutoring, or
  • paid work overseas


MCIE advises students to contact individual institutions for information regarding the qualification requirements for their TESOL teachers.

Government Funded: $500

Concession(for Health Care Card Pensioners & ATSI):  $100

Full fee: $4,499 (Plus $500 enrolment fee)

Materials Fee: N/A

Recognition of Prior Learning: $145 per hour

Credit Transfer: No Charge


Student loans and payment plans are available

Education/Core Skills
Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for Certificate IV level study and demonstrate that they are a suitable candidate for this course.  You may be also asked to undertake a pre-enrolment task to further assess your suitability for this course.


Age at Commencement
It is recommended that students have attained the age of 18 by the course commencement date.


Special Needs
MCIE welcomes people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.


Evidence of Australian citizenship or permanent residency is required. All participants require a Unique Student Identification (USI) number. If you do not have a USI number you can apply for one online at https://www.usi.gov.au/students or you can give MCIE’s admin staff permission to apply on your behalf.


This course requires students to successfully complete 10 units in total (nine core units plus one elective unit). The course is delivered over 26 weeks, six hours face-to-face and approximately eight hours of self-paced study per week.

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


TESCBC001      Establish community based English classes

Nationally Recognised Training

This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.

The reviews

Cert IV in TESOL

Rated 5 out of 5
October 13, 2021

You don’t necessarily need to definitively know, where you’re headed or what the end result will be. All you need to know is that you want to start. Start and see where the journey of applying yourself takes you. Cert IV in TESOL has been enriching in many ways. I have learnt from my fellow students and am very grateful for my knowledgeable and encouraging teacher Andrew Waddell. Thank you for your patience, answering my questions and for an insightful, invaluable learning experience.

Nowell Haidar

Best TESOL Training in Australia!!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 1, 2021

I am so happy with MCIE, my course was such a good experience! I am now qualified to teach English. Highly recommend.


I LOVED studying TESOL !!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 1, 2021

What a fun course with awesome teachers – highly recommend !!