CELTA in Melbourne

Obtain your CELTA in Melbourne and become qualified to teach English across the globe in one of the top ten most liveable cities in the world with a perfect mix of world-class fashion, music and art.

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TEFL Course in Melbourne

CELTA, the most recognised Certificate in English Language Teaching is accredited by the University of Cambridge and accepted worldwide. This course is suitable for both new and experienced teachers, opening doors to exciting teaching, travel opportunities in Australia and abroad.

Melbourne Course Highlights

  • Minimum 120 contact hours between trainees and tutors
  • 6 hours of assessed teaching practice and classroom observation
  • Highly experienced, friendly and supportive tutors
  • Externally validated and overseen by Cambridge University
  • Recognised by Australian universities, government bodies and TEFL employers worldwide
  • Job support and career development assistance provided
  • Fees: Full-time: $3150, Part-time: $3350
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Note: No charges for applying. Fees to be paid only after submitting your application and been interviewed.

CELTA Melbourne Overview

You can choose between a 4/5-week full-time or a 10/15-week part-time CELTA course in Melbourne. Both full-time and part-time courses lead to the same internationally recognised Cambridge TEFL certificate and follow the same syllabus. It is appropriate for beginners with little or no previous teaching experience and teachers who are already teaching and looking to further develop their teaching skills.

The TEFL courses in Melbourne offered at the Bourke Street center and the Carlton center meets the National ELICOS Standards with 120 contact hours and 6 hours of assessed teaching practice. They also cover language analysis, teaching methodologies, classroom management, lesson planning and observation of experienced teachers, thus developing your skills to manage an ESL class independently.

Both TEFL centers offer a friendly study environment with modern learning facilities and a team of passionate and dedicated tutors willing to help and guide you. Most of the TEFL graduates hold teaching positions in language centers across Melbourne and all over the world, including the Melbourne University, Australian Catholic University (ACU), Cambridge Colleges (CIC) and others.

Not just that, enjoy a laid back feel, exciting musical events and electric nightlike during and after your CELTA training in Melbourne.

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Melbourne was rated the most liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit's Liveability Index more than five years in a row, getting top scores in healthcare, stability, education, culture and infrastructure.


  • You should be 20 years old by the commencement date of the course. (Trainees can be accepted over 18 at the centre’s discretion.)
  • While the course itself does not require you to have a degree, you should have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into primary or higher education.
  • Possess a strong command over English grammar with equal skills over verbal and written English.
  • Non-native speakers require an English Proficiency level of IELTS 8.

Course Content

The main units of learning are:

  • Learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Planning and resources for different contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism
  • Classroom observation and management skills
  • Teaching practice and guidelines


You will be continually assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:

  • Teaching Practice
  • Written Assignments

To get the Cambridge CELTA certificate, you must pass both assessments.

Course Formats

  • Full-time 4/5-week course: Courses are highly intensive and required high level of commitment. Typically the classes are held for 4 to 5 days a week.
  • Part-time 10/15-week course: Part-time courses are run thrice a week, including a Saturday. This is suitable for people who are working and cannot attend a full-time course.

Melbourne CELTA Course Dates

# Start Date ↑ End Date Format ↑ Location Notes
1 29-May-2023 30-Jun-2023 Full-time - Started Bourke Street 4 Weeks (Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri), Full-time, Face-to-Face Input
2 19-Jun-2023 01-Sep-2023 PT-Online Cardigan Street, Carlton 10-week, part-time, online CELTA
3 17-Jul-2023 03-Nov-2023 Part-time Bourke Street 16 Weeks (Mon, Wed), Part-time, Face-to-Face Input
4 24-Jul-2023 30-Sep-2023 PT-Online Cardigan Street, Carlton 10-week, part-time, online CELTA
5 24-Jul-2023 22-Sep-2023 FT-Online Bourke Street 8 Weeks Online
6 28-Aug-2023 29-Sep-2023 Blended Cardigan Street, Carlton 5-week, mixed-mode [F2F & online] CELTA
7 02-Oct-2023 08-Dec-2023 PT-Online Cardigan Street, Carlton 10-week, part-time, online CELTA
8 23-Oct-2023 26-Jan-2024 Part-time Bourke Street 13 weeks Part-time (Online 23 Nov 2023 - 16 Dec 2023, F2F 2 Jan 2024 - 26 Jan 2024)
9 06-Nov-2023 09-Feb-2024 PT-Online Cardigan Street, Carlton 10-week, part-time, online CELTA
10 13-Nov-2023 15-Dec-2023 FT-Online Bourke Street 4 weeks ( Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri), Full-time, Face-to-Face Input

Course Price: Cardigan Street, Carlton

  • Fees: $3350 (AUD) *

Schedule: Cardigan Street, Carlton

  • Full-time: 4 weeks - Mon to Fri from 9:00 - 17:30
  • Part-time: 10 weeks - Thrice a week from 17:30 - 20:30

Course Price: Bourke Street

  • Fees: $3100 (AUD) *

Schedule: Bourke Street

  • Full-time: 5 weeks - Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri from 8.30 to 17.00. Wednesdays are non contact days. Candidates are expected to use Wednesdays for private study and to attend 2-hour sessions observing experienced teachers running a class.
  • Part-time: 15 weeks - Mon, Wed from 17.00 to 21.00

* Note:

  • The price includes The University of Cambridge Assessment Fee.
  • We do NOT accept payments until you have submitted your application and have been interviewed by a tutor.
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The Bourke Street Center

The Bourke Street center is a worldwide language training solutions provider with over 50 years' experience in the design of study materials for teacher training solutions. The center prepare teachers with validated learning methodologies and secure assessment that guarantees the ability to teach English with confidence anywhere in the world.

The Carlton Center

The Carlton center is located in the heart of Melbourne in the suburb of Carlton, often described as one of the most vibrant social hubs in the city. The center is designed with a flexible study environment and smaller classes that are created to fit the trainees. All tutors have professional English language teaching qualifications and endorsed by the University of Cambridge.

Tutors at Melbourne Training Centers

Both the CELTA centers possess a team of highly qualified TEFL tutors and master educators with decades of experience in soft skills teacher training. Most of them are both trainers and Cambridge certified assessors with practical experience in curriculum development and syllabus design for ESL teacher training. Trainees are encouraged to interact and learn from their years of professional experience for a confident entry into the teaching industry after their TEFL training. All tutors are passionate, open and ready to guide you through your first job and career journey.

Melbourne is popularly known as the cultural and sporting capital of the world. So while you are taking a TEFL certification, you should consider enjoying a game of cricket, rugby or tennis. Don't miss the Melbourne International Arts Festival if you are taking your TEFL course in October.

Obtain your CELTA in Melbourne to gain access to teaching opportunities in Australia and overseas, with great career changing and personality development opportunities.

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Exploring Melbourne while taking a CELTA

Besides being a highly livable city where you can enjoy high living standards and a culturally active scenery, Melbourne is also a hub of interesting activities to experience while you take a CELTA. There is an exotic blend of fabulous street art, intense nightlife, world-class fashion and a wide range of delicious cuisines of different origins.

As the world's sports capital, there is no better place to begin your adventure than the Melbourne Cricket Ground, also famed as the origin of test cricket. Watch out for the next game and catch some excitement in the atmosphere. You should also schedule a visit to Queen Victoria Market. Located in the heart of the city, it is renowned as the largest open-air market in the entire Southern Hemisphere.

The Melbourne Zoo and the Melbourne Aquarium are great places to visit for a close experience with wildlife and exciting sea life. The Aquarium is located on the north bank of the famous Yarra River and is home to over 2, 000 sea creatures.

Save a visit to the Eureka Tower, the tallest building in the city and take in fantastic views of the city skyline for the Skydeck. Then proceed to the Elwood Beach for a relaxing swim.

Melbourne is more than just interesting spots or monuments. CELTA graduates who choose to stay and teach English in Melbourne will enjoy a very friendly multicultural community.

How To Apply


Request Application

Request the application/pre-interview task, and submit it after completion.


Attend Interview

Attend an interview in-person or through Skype with one of our tutors.


Confirm Your Place

Following a successful interview you can confirm your place for the course.

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