International TESOL Diploma

Start your own ESL teaching business

Freedom to be your own boss

Looking for the competitive edge in ESL/IELTS teaching? TESOL Australia’s internationally recognized TESOL Diploma will give you the teaching expertise, knowledge and practical skills to set up your own private ESL/IELTS teaching business from anywhere in the world or to become a highly sought after ESL/IELTS teacher.

By learning how to prepare students for the IELTS test you will increase your employability and earning potential. Millions of students worldwide yearly have to undertake the IELTS test as evidence of their English language proficiency (over 2.5 million tests were taken globally, last year alone) and there is simply not enough IELTS classes or specially trained teachers to meet the demand.


The TESOL Diploma, what sets it apart?

TESOL Australia’s International TESOL Diploma exclusively includes 7 online one-on-one, face-to-face hour sessions with an IELTS examiner. These sessions will give you an unmatchable competitive edge in the ESL/IELTS teaching industry.

Whether you work online, teach overseas or setup your own teaching business, this International TESOL Diploma will ensure you have the knowledge, training, skills and Diploma level qualification to set you apart.

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Course Curriculum: 6 Units

Nominal Study Hours:

600 hours

Work Experience:

10 hours


$2,275 (Now $2,025 – Save $250 – October Only)

Qualification: Internationally recognized and accepted (NOT – ASQA/nationally accredited).

Unit Descriptors:

Unit 1: Second Language Acquisition (SLA)

  • Introduction to the TESOL industry
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • The 6 Language Levels
  • Teaching skills
  • Placement tests

Unit 2: TESOL Methodology

  • TESOL Methodology
  • Lesson planning
  • Teaching with course books
  • Developing lesson resources
  • Games for the TESOL classroom
  • Websites with free resources

Unit 3: Linguistics

  • The history of the English language
  • Branches of linguistics
  • Grammar terminology
  • Teaching with audio/visual technology
  • Teaching with music and song
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Unit 4: Communication, Teaching Children, Adults, Business and Online

  • Communication in the TESOL classroom
  • Teaching the four language skills
  • Teaching children
  • Teaching adults
  • Teaching business English
  • Teaching online

Unit 5: IELTS Introduction

  • Introduction to IELTS
  • Overview of the IELTS test
  • The IELTS Listening test
  • The IELTS Speaking test
  • The IELTS Reading test
  • The IELTS Writing test

Unit 6: IELTS Business Development and Resources

  • In-depth analysis of the IELTS Speaking bands
  • In-depth analysis of the IELTS Writing bands
  • Marking mock IELTS Writing tests
  • Marking mock IELTS Speaking tests
  • Conversion of the IELTS Listening test
  • Conversion of the IELTS Reading test
  • Ten (10) hours of Teaching Practicum, consisting:
  • Administer full IELTS mock test to international student
  • Mock speaking test assessed
  • Assessing and reporting students full test results
  • Development of individualised student study plans

Unit 7: IELTS Business Development

  • How to start an IELTS Teaching business
  • How to market your IELTS teaching business
  • How to develop IELTS lessons
  • How to develop resources for teaching IELTS


TESOL Australia’s International TESOL Certificate and International TESOL Diploma both include our exclusive ‘WORK EXPERIENCE!’ as part of your course.

Don’t just ‘study’ about Teaching English as a Second Language, do it!

As part of our unique and exclusive TESOL training you will do 10 hours TESOL Teaching WORK EXPERIENCE with an Online school. And, once you have completed your WORK EXPERIENCE you will receive a letter of reference from the school stating that you have completed a 10-hour WORK EXPERIENCE program.

Why is WORK EXPERIENCE so important? What does it mean for you?

  • You are an experienced TESOL teacher, not just a nervous course graduate
  • You have ‘on the job’ training to give you confidence
  • You can apply for jobs that ask for ‘experience’ or pay more for ‘experienced’ TESOL teachers
  • Schools will prefer to hire you over someone with only a certificate
  • You will ‘hit the ground running’ in terms of teaching and job searching

How is the International TESOL Diploma Completed?

The first section of your course will be fully online through the TESOL Australia Learning Portal. After logging onto the online platform with your unique student portal details, you will have guided tutorials that will demonstrate how to complete and submit each of the Unit tasks and TESOL Australia trainers will provide you with chat support through the online chat app. TESOL Australia is here to help you achieve your academic goals.

Job Opportunities


International Teaching Options

  • Overseas Government Schools (Elementary, Middle & High schools)
  • Overseas Privately Owned Schools (Language schools)
  • Online Teaching (from anywhere in the world with Internet)
  • Private Tutoring

Australia Teaching Options

  • Non-accredited Australian ESL schools
  • Private Tutoring
  • Online Teaching (from anywhere in the world with Internet)
  • Study Tour Teaching

The countries you can work in with the International TESOL Diploma will vary depending on your additional education outside of the course. See ‘Job prospects’ below for a non-exhaustive list:

  • Online (anywhere)
  • Study tours (Australia & overseas)
  • Japan
  • Taiwan
  • Malaysia
  • Laos
  • Cambodia
  • Chile
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Mexico
  • Bolivia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Spain
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Croatia
  • Hungary
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia
  • Romania
  • Bulgaria
  • Turkey
  • Online (anywhere)
  • Australia
  • Japan (any age)
  • Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Belize
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Portugal
  • Austria
  • Holland
  • Switzerland
  • UK
  • Oman
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Dubai
  • Kuwait
  • Qatar
  • Morocco
  • Turkey
  • Egypt
  • Algeria
  • Tunisia
  • America
  • China