Certificate IV in TESOL

Course Code: 10429NAT

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Share the Gift of the English Language with the Certificate IV in TESOL (10429NAT)!

The nationally accredited 10429NAT Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course is comprised of 11 core units.

It is an internationally recognised qualification in teaching English to international students and a wonderful qualification to have in your employability ‘tool kit’.

Where Can the Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Take Your Career?

Becoming qualified in teaching English as a second language is an exciting and life-changing career move.  The 10429NAT Certificate IV in TESOL course is the qualification of choice for anyone wishing to:

  • Teach English around the world
  • Teach English to international students in Australia
  • Add ‘English as a Foreign Language’ to their teaching portfolio

Course Delivery

The Certificate IV in TESOL (10429NAT) course is delivered via Self-Paced Online Learning. This includes face to face sessions, online webinars, self-paced study, workplace learning, directed research and online learning and assessment materials and activities using Inspire Education’s online student portal. As a student of this online course, you can start your study any time in the year and study during your own free time to complete your qualification at your own pace.

Please read our policies and procedures in the Inspire student handbook before enrolling by clicking here.

Course Duration: You will have 12 months to complete the course from your enrolment date. Inspire has a continual intake of students on this basis.

During your studies, you will also undertake 6 hours’ worth of practical lessons to a minimum of four “English Second Language” learners to complete this course. The workplace assessment requires access to a workplace and supervisor to consult with. This is to be arranged by the student. 

What Will you Learn in the TESOL Course?

The Certificate IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (10429NAT) will solidify your knowledge of the English language, including identifying basic grammatical concepts, terminology and traditional meta-language.

You will learn to design and develop learning strategies, and gain skills in planning lessons for learners at different levels in a variety of contexts to be able to assist your future international students in developing their English competencies.

Learn to pass on the gift of your language to other cultures, enhancing their self-confidence and developing their skills! Inspire Education’s TESOL courses will provide you first-class training and student support while you undertake your studies in TESOL.

Course Outline & Structure

The Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) consists of eleven (11) core units and one (1) elective unit.

Expected Study Hours:  There are a total of up to 700 hours depending on industry experience.

Assessment Methods:  Assessment is conducted using a combination of written/oral questioning, case study, research/project, portfolio, journal/diary, and observation to give you maximum opportunity to develop your English teaching skills and knowledge.

Inspire Education has identified three student cohorts

1st Cohort – Beginner (Full Study Model) – limited knowledge or skill in the competence contained in this qualification. No recent related industry experience.

Students in this cohort will be required to attend all sessions, complete all learning activities and submit all completed assessment workbooks.

2nd Cohort – Intermediate (Partial Study Model) – moderate prior knowledge and skill in the competence contained in this qualification. Limited recent related industry experience.

Students in this cohort may undertake selected sessions and learning activities but must complete all assessment workbooks. Candidates may select undertake some elements via recognition of prior learning pathway.

3rd Cohort – Expert (Assessment only) consists of individuals with current industry experience of 2 or more years and extensive specific knowledge and skill in the competence contained in this qualification. These candidates are recommended to undertake a full recognition pathway. This includes candidates holding Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) who are currently working in the education sector.

Certificate IV in TESOL 10429NAT Course units

Core Units include (11 total):
TAEDEL401APlan, organise and deliver group-based learning
TESCUL401ADevelop and apply knowledge of cultural factors affecting TESOL teachers
TESPRN402AAssist learners to improve pronunciation and speech
TESGRM403AAssist learners to learn or improve grammar
TESRES404ASource and develop resources to support learning
TESRED405AAssist learners develop reading and writing skills
TESSPK406AAssist learners develop speaking and listening skills
TESASS407AAssess language learning
TESMTH408AApply a range of TESOL methodologies
TESTST409AAssist learners prepare for English language tests
TESCAL410AUse Computer Assisted Language Learning to assist learners
Elective Units include (1 total):
TESCHD412AUse creative strategies to assist children to learn English

Entry Requirements

All applicants, whether native or non-native speakers of English, must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language competence, both written and spoken, that enables them to undertake the course.  To start your Cert IV TESOL (10429NAT) you must:

  • Have, as a minimum, completed Years 11 and 12 or equivalent and be 18 years or older
  • Have the ability to read, write and speak in English fluently and accurately.* For native English speakers, these abilities are checked via a thorough oral communication evaluation as included in the LLN Evaluation.* Non-native speakers will need to have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 (Competent user) or equivalent grading.
  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)


To support you in your studies Inspire will provide:

  • Access to a student account in the LMS for submission
  • Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
  • Simulations, where applicable
  • Templates for completing Project Documents

To complete your studies you will need to have access to:

  • A Computer (PC or Mac) with Internet (a minimum reliable speed of 5mbps is recommended)
  • Google Chrome Web Browser
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent application
  • MS Word, MS PowerPoint or equivalent applications
  • Where possible, access to a workplace where they can complete their assessments under a supervisor*

During  your studies, you will be required to arrange a practical component of at least six (6) hours supervised teaching must be completed.

Remember, during your studies you will be required to arrange and complete at least 6 hours of workplace practical delivery with a minimum of four ESL students.

*Note: Inspire Education will provide a simulated environment for students unable to secure a workplace for their assessments – for units applicable under simulated pathway only

Qualification Pathways

The Certificate IV in TESOL will assist in gaining employment as an ESOL teacher or tutor in Australia and overseas. However to teach in Australia, additional professional teaching qualifications and experience may be required.

To teach under NEAS, a trainer will need to hold the Certificate IV in TESOL plus a full 3 year Degree as a minimum. Students currently enrolled in this course should consider enrolling in other courses to support any specialisations

Once enrolled in this course you may also consider additional training to complement your English Teaching skills:

  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (this is a requirement for anyone wishing to teach in TAFE)
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care – for students interested in specialising in childcare training
  • CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support – ideal for Students interested in providing educational support services in schools

Students are also able to further their studies in the area of TESOL by studying for the Diploma of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is available to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification. See the RPL Guide for more information on this process and how to apply.

Inspire works with a range of reputable parties to market and recruit for national qualification and courses. Students of Inspire Education may be recruited by other parties under specific arrangements.

Help Guides and Articles

1. Frequently Asked Questions about TESOL

2. Teaching English As A Second Language In Singapore

3. Essentials Of Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages (TESOL)

4. TESOL Course Graduates: How To Get A Job

5. Teaching English As A Second Language In Japan

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