International TESOL Diploma



Craig a course graduate, on his journey from working in an ESL school, to setting up his own highly successful ESL/IELTS business.

  • Completed a TESOL Australia course and secured a job upon graduation
  • Began teaching ESL and IELTS privately
  • Set up his own ESL/IELTS teaching business
  • Now owns and runs a very successful ESL/IELTS school with over 170 students and employs a number of other teachers

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.



TESOL Australia’s International TESOL Diploma course 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: 9 Units


Fully Online, Training videos, Teaching observation videos, Quizzes, Tasks, Unlimited Skype Trainer support

Nominal Study Hours: 600

(On Average Completed within 16 – 24 weeks)

Non-ASQA Certificate/Qualification

18 months Study Time

Work Experience:

10 hours

Supervised and assessed IELTS teaching including: mock administration of IELTS Tests and IELTS Marking with Full Reports



(Discount $550 OFF –

Only $1,725 –

January Only –

Includes work experience)


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Virtual Tour: Take a look around the Learning Platform, the course, and the resources

Unit Descriptors

  • The TESOL Industry
  • The learners
  • Learner profile
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • The History of the English language
  • Language levels
  • Placement tests
  • Learner needs assessment
  • TESOL Methodology
  • Warm-ups
  • Lesson planning
  • ESL resources
  • Teaching with ESL text books
  • Using the whiteboard
  • Linguistics
  • Grammar terminology
  • Transformational leadership
  • Teaching listening
  • Teaching speaking
  • Teaching reading
  • Teaching writing
  • Teaching grammar
  • Teaching vocabulary & drills
  • Teaching spelling
  • Teaching pronunciation
  • Incorporating learner styles
  • TPR Total Physical Response
  • Teaching with audio visual technology
  • Teaching with music & song
  • Teaching kindy
  • Teaching young learners
  • Teaching teens
  • Teaching with games
  • Classroom management
  • Teaching adults
  • Teaching business English
  • Teaching online
  • Online teaching practicum
  • Teaching online
  • Online employment
  • Platforms and tools for teaching online
  • Creating your own ESL teaching website
  • Online teaching skills
  • Online classroom management
  • Online teaching job interview
  • Live online video lessons
  • Test knowledge
  • IELTS test sections
  • Listening test
  • Reading test question types
  • Speaking test
  • Writing test
  • Teaching IELTS Observation
  • IELTS Speaking test marking training
  • IELTS Speaking test analysis
  • IELTS Writing test marking
  • IELTS Writing test analysis
  • IELTS Listening test administration and marking conversion
  • IELTS Reading test administration and marking conversion
  • IELTS Band Descriptors
  • IELTS Answer sheets
  • IELTS Reports
  • IELTS teaching resources
  • Websites for IELTS free teaching resources,
  • Identify elements of a business plan for ESL
  • Develop an ESL business plan
  • Develop strategies for minimising risk
  • Building up your ESL teaching business

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 3 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 3 hours 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

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How is the International TESOL Diploma completed?

The International TESOL Diploma course is completed in three sections. The first section you will be given your own login and password to enter our online Learning Portal. Here you will view short training videos, complete brief readings followed by quizzes to assess understanding or complete an assessment task to practice specific skills.

On the Learning Portal you will have access to a fully qualified and experienced TESOL trainer to assist you in completing tasks, answering questions and marking your work. You can work at your own pace, as quickly as you like or take your time. There is no cut off or limit for marking or completing this course.

There is also no need to attend any in-class sessions, as this course is fully completed online including 3 hours Work Experience arranged for you via Skype once you have completed your theory units. Once you have completed the 3 hrs Work Experience / Assessed Practicum you will receive your first Certificate in this course. You will then go on to complete the second section, IELTS teaching. In this section you will have 7 one hr sessions, face to face online with the IELTS trainer as well as 2 online units to complete.

Once the IELTS section of your course is complete, you will receive your second Certificate of this course, the IELTS Teaching Certificate. The final unit of this course covers ‘Setting up your own ESL/IELTS teaching business’ and after completing this final unit you will have completed the full course and will receive the International TESOL Diploma Certificate.

Work and Business 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. Non-ASQA Certificate/Qualification
  • Private Tutoring
  • Online Teaching (from anywhere in the world with Internet)
  • Study Tour Teaching
  • Volunteering

Business Options

  • Set up an Online ESL/IELTS Teaching Business
  • Set up a Private ESL/IELTS Private Tutoring Business from home or somewhere local
  • Set up an Overseas Private ESL/IELTS Teaching Business

The countries you can work in with the International TESOL Diploma may vary depending on degree requirements in some countries. Please see non-exhaustive list below:

  • Online (anywhere)
  • Study tours (Australia & overseas)
  • Japan
  • Taiwan
  • 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
  • Laos
  • 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
  • Malaysia
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