CELTA is the most preferred TEFL qualification by ESL employers across the world, recognised in Australia and overseas.
The Cambridge CELTA, also referred as the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (or previously the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is highly practical and intensive, setting the standard for other TEFL qualifications.
CELTA is regulated by OFQUAL at Level 5 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework, recognized by NEAS, Quality Assurance in Education and Training in Australia, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).
The major aim of the CELTA course is to provide practical foundational skills for English language teaching.
By the end of the program, candidates who take the CELTA course in Australia will acquire:
Ultimately, successful CELTA candidates can become teachers of English as a Second Language in Australia and abroad or explore a diverse range of ESL teaching options.
The Cambridge CELTA in Australia offers:
There are three options to take the CELTA course in Australia:
The CELTA course covers a range of topics:
You will be assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:
With your CELTA in Australia, you can:
Note - Typically, the CELTA certificate is combined with degree to qualify for teaching opportunities in Australia.
After a few years of teaching, you can take a further qualification like the MA in TESOL or DELTA, and:
Why should I take a CELTA in Australia?
Australia is fast becoming a "teaching-travel" destination, and a CELTA Certificate is recognized by the Australian government as an initial teaching qualification. With a CELTA in Australia, you are exposed to the vast opportunities within the Australian ESL industry. Also, Australia is a largely multicultural country which makes it a popular destination among international ESL students with a demand for ESL teachers. Furthermore, Australia is one of the highest paying countries for a minimum wage. CELTA qualified teachers in Australia are paid an average of about 75 AUD per hour. Finally, it is relatively easy to obtain a job as a language teacher in Australia using the working holiday visa. Qualified teachers may also apply for permanent visas under the independent general skilled migration program.
Does the location/city in Australia where I take the CELTA matter?
All our Australian CELTA centers meet the requirements of the course as stipulated by the University of Cambridge. Irrespective of the center or city you choose to take your course, you will receive the same standard and the same certificate. However, you may choose a city based on weather, cost of living and other preferences. Perth is an isolated city but with a wider range of salaries for ESL teachers. Adelaide is the cheapest city to live in and is much closer to the wine regions. Sydney is a popular destination for tourist and experiences more rainfall than Melbourne. Brisbane offers a very friendly environment and a community feel.
Can I teach in Australia after my CELTA course?
Absolutely. Australia has a booming ESL industry with demand for qualified teachers with a recognized certificate like the CELTA. You can teach in private language academies, public or private schools. However, you are required to have a university degree to be able to teach in Australia.
Request the application/pre-interview task, and submit it after completion.
Attend an interview in-person or through Skype with one of our tutors.
Following a successful interview you can confirm your place for the course.