University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Graduate Diploma in TESOL and Applied Linguistics

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

UTS is a world-leading provider of postgraduate language and literacy courses, with academics who are published authors and internationally recognised experts in the field. This course meets the professional development needs of a wide range of English language teachers and educators teaching children, teenagers and adults. In its foundation and specialisation subjects, the course presents contemporary models and analysis of language learning and teaching. It caters for those seeking an initial teaching qualification in teaching English to adult speakers of other languages and for those who already possess a teaching qualification, seeking credit recognition and wishing to gain a specialist degree in the field. Students study subjects that equip them with skills and knowledge to teach English in a variety of local and international contexts. For those seeking an initial teaching qualification, the professional practice placements can be taken in Australia or at a selected overseas institution. The course features flexible study options, with various classes held at times suitable for students working standard full-time hours. It is designed by a team of experienced TESOL professionals who are familiar with the full range of English language teaching contexts. The graduate diploma explicitly meets the needs of students and educators in the following contexts: working with migrants and Indigenous students across all levels of education teachers wishing to change discipline areas teaching English outside Australia international students wishing to study TESOL with the possibility of extending into the master's program.


Students must complete 48 credit points comprising 30 credit points of core subjects and 18 credit points of electives.


  • Introduction to language
  • TESOL methodology
  • TESOL practicum
  • Language development

Standard entry requirements

  • UTS recognised bachelor degree, or equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. International students: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City International: $34,752 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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