Students who are qualified teachers and are eligible for Victorian Institute of Teaching registration are advised to enrol in the accredited teaching course E552 Graduate Certificate of Education (TESOL)to teach ESL in Australian schools.
GC TESOL is not an initial teaching qualification in Australia. If an applicant does not already hold a teaching qualification recognized in Victoria they cannot meet VIT requirements through undertaking this course.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study. All Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa will receive a Student Learning Entitlement (SLE). The SLE entitles a student to the equivalent of 7 years of full time study in a Commonwealth supported place.
Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
Graduates will be eligible to Teach English to Speakers of other Languages in Australia and overseas in a variety of settings depending on qualifications required by the employer.
The GCTESOL is a 4 credit point course comprising 4 units of study (0.5 year full time or 1 year part time).
Students select any 4 units from MTESOL Specialist units:
(i) Students need to select their course structure of units in consultation with the Course Adviser.
(ii) Prerequisites apply to some units
(iii) Although EEI700 includes 22 days of supervised teaching experience, it does not lead to an initial registered teaching qualification.
(iv) Generic units (EXE coded units) offered in on-campus mode are subject to availability of staff and sufficient students enrolled to meet University requirements.
MTESOL Specialist units
ECL751 Pedagogy in the Globalised Language Classroom
ECL753 Linguistics for Language Teaching
ECL773 Learning Global English in Diverse Social Contexts
EXE739 Internationalising the Curriculum
ECL752 Innovation in Language Curriculum
ECL756 Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching
ECL774 Learning An Additional Language
ECL775 Intercultural Communication
EEI700 Practicum Case Study
Detailed course rules
Note: Prerequisites apply to some units.
Students must successfully complete any 4 Specialist units from the MTESOL offerings.
Students with the appropriate background who wish to also have a TLOTE specialism included on their transcript must successfully complete the requirements for the GC TESOL with the addition of the unit EEI700 Practicum Case Study.
The course is offered by on campus and flexible off-campus delivery in both full and part time mode. Students may choose to do units in either on or off campus, full or part time modes. The on campus units will be taught at the Melbourne Campus at Burwood. Students receive instructional materials offered through Deakin Studies On-line, CD-ROM and website links.
Interaction with lecturers and classmates is also provided through use of DSO, email and telephone links. Optional weekend study schools may also be available for some units.
On campus units are normally delivered late afternoon through face-to-face teaching in scheduled classes at the Melbourne Campus at Burwood.
Admission requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.
Admission requirements - specific
Entrants to this 4 credit point course must have successfully completed a recognised 3 year tertiary degree or its equivalent.
Students applying for admission to MTESOL after having completed the GCTESOL must have achieved at least a grade of Credit in each unit.
In addition to minimum entry requirements, students for whom English is not their first language and who have not completed award studies in English at tertiary level are required to have an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.5 for on campus enrolment or an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0 with no individual band score less than 7 for off campus enrolment.
The course is open to qualified professionals including teachers, in the field of education and training. Special entry is available for other applicants who can demonstrate that their professional needs will be satisfied by the course.
Advanced standing - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Advanced standing - specific
Advanced standing of up to one credit point will be considered for students who have completed the Adult Multicultural Education Services (AMES) module 'Computer Assisted Language Learning' (CALL) for any of the 'electives'.
Advanced standing of up to two units will be considered for students who have completed equivalent units elsewhere. Decisions will be made on a case by case basis according to the University admission and selection and advanced standing policies.
How to apply
Applications must be made directly to the university through the Applicant Portal referring to closing dates for applications as dates for particular courses may vary.
Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.
Students who successfully complete the GCTESOL with a grade of Credit in each of the 4 units, will be eligible to apply for admission to the 8 credit point MTESOL.