CELTA in Sydney

With a CELTA in Sydney, take the plunge and build an exciting teaching career in the biggest city in Australia dotted with the country's best beaches, thrilling adventures and fantastic job opportunities.

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TEFL Course in Sydney

The CELTA course in Sydney equips you with practical TESOL skills preparing you for the real ESL classroom. Choose between 4-week full-time course, 10-week part-time course or 12-week online blended course - all leading to the same internationally recognised TEFL qualification.

Sydney Course Highlights

  • 120 contact hours and an equal number of study hours from home
  • 6 hours of assessed teaching practice with real students in real classes
  • 6 hours observing lessons taught by experienced teachers
  • Moderated by assessors inducted by Cambridge University
  • Recognised by Australian universities, government bodies and ESL employers worldwide
  • Job support and career development assistance
  • Fees: $3,895
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Note: No charges for applying. Fees to be paid only after submitting your application and been interviewed.

CELTA Sydney Overview

CELTA training in Sydney is based on Communicative Language Teaching Methodology, ensuring active participation and feedback mechanisms to facilitate progress. The core content includes teaching methodologies, language analysis, lesson planning, classroom management techniques, teaching practice, feedback and observation.

The TEFL course in Sydney is available to native or near-native speakers, people just starting an English teaching career and for experienced teachers looking for a recognised TEFL qualification. Courses are handled by professional trainers accredited by University of Cambridge, with an average of 15 years of average experience and a passion for trainees' career development.

The center is located within the CBD, close to the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. We hold our training sessions in light-filled classrooms, with free Wi-Fi, a modern computer center and a kitchen.

The CELTA certificate is an internationally recognised TEFL qualification that opens you to opportunities in Australia and across the globe. The training gives you the ability to adapt effective teaching techniques to learning contexts anywhere in the world. ESL Employers accept the CELTA certificate in almost all countries of the world. It is recognised by government institutions, language schools, volunteers and professional organisations.

Sydney CELTA - Dates and Prices

While Sydney is a popular destination, the sights of the Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge can be very alluring for TEFL teachers working and living down under.


  • You should be 18 years old or more by the time the course starts.
  • 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.
  • Have an awareness of language, and a competence in both written and spoken English.
  • Non-native speakers require an English Proficiency level of IELTS 7.5 or CEFR C1+.
  • A pre-course interview will assess your potential to develop the skills required to pass the course.

Course Content

120 contact hours + a minimum of 120 hours self-study at home for course reading, lesson planning and assignments. Six hours of assessed teaching practice with real students + Six hours observing lessons taught by experienced teachers.

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


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

  • Teaching Practice: 6 hours of teaching practice (includes lesson planning, classroom teaching and self-evaluation).
  • Written Assignments: 4 written assignments (between 750 - 1000 words each), and overall professionalism.

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

Course Formats

  • Full-time 4-week course: Courses are highly intensive and required high level of commitment. Classes are held for 5 days a week. Schedule: Mon to Fri from 8:30 - 16:30.
  • Part-time 10-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. Schedule: Tue, Thu from 17:40 - 21:30 and on Sat from 09:00 - 16.00
  • Online/Blended 12-week course: A combination of online self-study with face-to-face, in-class teaching practice. Schedule:Weeks 1-12 TESOL methodology online. Fri Week 8 & Week 9 – 10 face to face at campus.

Sydney CELTA Course Dates

# Start Date ↑ End Date Format ↑ Location Notes
1 22-May-2023 16-Jun-2023 Full-time - Started Clarence Street Full-time Inclass
2 27-May-2023 03-Aug-2023 Part-time - Started Clarence Street Part-time Inclass
3 19-Jun-2023 21-Jul-2023 FT-Online Clarence Street Full-time Online
4 24-Jul-2023 18-Aug-2023 Full-time Clarence Street Full-time Inclass
5 05-Aug-2023 12-Oct-2023 PT-Online Clarence Street Part-time Online
6 21-Aug-2023 22-Sep-2023 FT-Online Clarence Street Full-time Online
7 25-Sep-2023 20-Oct-2023 Full-time Clarence Street Full-time Inclass
8 14-Oct-2023 21-Dec-2023 Part-time Clarence Street Part-time Inclass
9 23-Oct-2023 24-Nov-2023 FT-Online Clarence Street Full-time Online
10 27-Nov-2023 22-Dec-2023 Full-time Clarence Street Full-time Inclass

Course Price: Sydney

  • Enrolment fee: $150
  • Course fee: $3,295
  • Cambridge assessment fee: $450
  • Total: *$3,895

Early enrolment price for applications received from 1 March 2023. Pay 2 weeks before course commencement and pay $3,745 in total.
* CELTA deposits are non-refundable

Schedule: Sydney

  • Full-time: Mon- Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm. On campus 4 weeks. Online classes delivered via Zoom 5 weeks.
  • Part-time: Tues & Thurs 5:40pm – 9:30pm. Plus eight Saturdays per start date. Sat 9am – 4pm. On campus 10 weeks. Online classes delivered via Zoom 10 weeks.
  • Self Study: 12 weeks. Online via a Moodle and Zoom. This course is self-paced, and you will have access to the trainer once a week.

* 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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CELTA Training Center Sydney

We are a pioneer teacher training institute with a global network of about 160 schools in over 50 countries. With over five decades of experience, we have TEFL alumni in different sectors across the world who have become experts in the teaching field. Our Sydney training center offers a team of seasoned in-house teacher trainers who utilise the best and current teaching methodologies in transferring skills to trainees.

Tutors at Sydney Training Center

You will be trained by a team of tutors who have been specially selected and continually trained to utilise contemporary methodologies in teacher training. We maintain a high-quality standard among our tutors. The University of Cambridge certifies all our teacher trainers, all with an average of 15 years' experience both locally and internationally. Our tutors have high TEFL qualifications, including the Cambridge DELTA, Masters of Education in TESOL and Applied Linguistics, and PGCE. Meet our tutors.

Meet Our Tutors at Sydney

All our tutors are accredited by the University of Cambridge and regularly participate in conferences across the globe to acquire more practical training expertise. Our tutors are very receptive to trainees who are encouraged to interact with them personally, to discuss and share ideas to make the best of the learning period.

Jo Roberts

Jo Roberts is a senior trainer for CELTA and CERT IV TESOL courses who holds a BA (Hons) in Russian and German, PGCE/PCET in ESOL and the CERT IV TAE.

Lucas Chiusoli

Lucas Chiusoli is the ELICOS and Teacher Training Assistant Director of Studies, as well as a senior trainer and coordinator for the TESOL courses.

Yulianto Lukito

Yulianto Lukito is a senior trainer holding a Master's in Applied Linguistics, M.A. in TESOL, Cambridge DELTA and CELTA, Cert IV in TESOL and Cert IV in TAE.

Job Placement Support

There is an extensive session during the course committed to training our teachers on job finding tips, resume writing and presentation. We provide contact details of prospective employers, language schools, and recruitment agencies to aid placements in global TEFL market. Many graduates successfully obtain their first post in our Sydney center itself and others find employment in local schools or abroad through the center's extensive connections.

While most of them look out for a job after completing their CELTA course, other graduate positions include setting up their own schools, teaching while backpacking and some specialise in a particular area, like Business English or Teaching Young Learners. With acquisition of the English language considered essential in just about every part of the world, the job possibilities are immense.

Here in our center in Sydney, your next journey begins before the end of the course.

Our trainers' expertise, center facilities and professional course delivery is assured through independent TESOL accreditation and auditing by the University of Cambridge, NEAS, ASQA and J-Shine (Japan).

Earn your TEFL in Sydney to enjoy a teaching career in Australia or overseas, while you explore the best of Sydney, the Emerald City.

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Exploring Sydney while taking a CELTA

Sydney is undeniably the most renowned, biggest, and oldest of all Australian cities. With its numerous world-class attractions, the city combines the comfort of a great climate, word-class study institutes, and exciting adventures that make it a favorite city to visit and study.

Visit Sydney Opera House to take memorable pictures and admire the beauty of the fascinating structure. The Opera House is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most famous of Australia's monuments. Then go-ahead to explore the popular Habour Bridge or "Coathanger," also known as the largest steel arch bridge in the world. If you are daring enough, you may enjoy climbing to the summit of the bridge to enjoy panoramic views of the city.

Lovers of nature shouldn't miss a visit to the Sydney Aquarium, the Royal Botanic Garden, and the Taronga Zoo. The aquarium is home to the world's biggest collection of Australian marine creatures, while the Taronga is where you can see several animals and even get close enough to stroke a Koala. The gardens, on the other hand, are very close to the Sydney Opera House and have about 30 hectares of land dedicated to stunning themed gardens, orchids, palm groves, and trees.

Don't miss the food scene in Sydney. Try getting some mouth-watering delicacies at Tramshed or the Blackstar Pastry before the end of your study for some of the best Sydney food treats.

You stand a better chance of enjoying the best of Sydney when you choose to stay behind and teach in the city after your CELTA.

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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