Dates & Fees
|May 4 - May 29 - Applications Closed
|July 13 - August 7 - Applications Closed
|October 5 - October 30
|November 9 - December 4
($220 enrollment fee)
Monday to Friday from 8:30am - 17:00pm
|February 10 - April 18
|April 28 - July 4
|August 25 - October 31
($220 enrollment fee)
Tuesday and Thrusday from 16:00pm - 19:30pm and Saturdays from 8:30am - 14:30pm
Holidays: New Years Day Jan 1 (2015), Australia Day Jan 26, Labour Day Mar 2, Good Friday Apr 3, Easter Monday Apr 6, ANZAC Day Apr 27, Western Australia Day Jun 1, Queens Birthday Sep 28, Christmas Break Dec 25 & 26 Classes closed: December 20 - Jan 4 2016
Early Bird: When accepted onto the course: pay in full 6 weeks prior to course start and pay $2945 + $220 enrollment fee.
The CELTA course has prepared me to be a better teacher by breaking the tasks down into very definite areas, both in terms of lesson planning, language and knowledge. We had plenty of teaching practice and got very
I really enjoyed the classes we took with the lecturers. They were well planned, well paced, interactive and relevant, with plenty of opportunity to speak out as a student. I also found the CELTA trainers to be very knowledgeable, pleasant and organised. They were very supportive and energetic.
- Julie Durant - CELTA Course / Perth, Australia
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CELTA Course Introduction and Aims
CELTA provides a qualification for teachers without previous training, little or no experience as a language teacher, or without a NEAS (National ELICOS Accreditation Scheme) recognised English language teaching qualification. The CELTA is recognised throughout the world and is a pre-requisite to teach in many institutions overseas and in Australia.
Successful candidates will:
- gain specialist knowledge in the field of English Language Teaching with methodology based on Best Practice in English language teaching institutions worldwide
- gain the recognition needed to work in accredited language centres both overseas and in Australia
- be provided with a sound practical basis for teaching General English to adults
- receive a report from the Training Center upon course completion.
- successful candidates receive their internationally recognised Cambridge University ESOL CELTA Certificate
CELTA Entry Criteria
- have reached a standard of education equivalent to university entrance level
- be 20 years of age or be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree programme
- be competent in written and spoken English in order to follow the course successfully
- complete a written application and pre-interview task
- attend an interview.
Note: Acceptance is not automatic. In the case of an unsuccessful application, the Training Center cannot enter into correspondence or discussion concerning the reasons for a place on the course not having been offered. This rigorous selection process is undertaken in the interest of candidates and to ensure a high level of success on the course. Successful applicants will be given a comprehensive pre-course learning task to be completed prior to the course commencement.
CELTA Course Content and Assessment
The course consists of:
- a minimum of 106 contact hours between participants and course tutors (This includes lectures, tutorial support, lesson planning, etc)
- a minimum of 6 hours teaching practice supervised by a course tutor, feedback on teaching practice and peer observation)
- a minimum of 8 hours directed observation of lessons taught by experienced teachers
- In addition to the scheduled timetable, the course also requires a minimum of a further 50 hours for required reading, research and preparation of lessons and assignments.
Course assessment, which is continuous and integrated, is based on classroom teaching practice and on written assignments. The certificate is awarded to candidates who satisfy all assessment criteria and complete all course requirements.
An external assessor, who is appointed by Cambridge University, visits each course in order to observe practice teaching and to inspect candidates' portfolios of written work. Their role is to standardise grading, recommend final grades and monitor the courses. The University of Cambridge awards final grades and issues Certificates to successful candidates.
The full-time course is very intensive and requires total commitment. In addition to course hours you should allow between three to four hours each evening for lesson preparation and writing assignments and one weekend day would also be required. You should also be in good health and be able to manage the stress arising from an intensive course of this nature.
Employment with CELTA
The CELTA Certificate is the TEFL qualification with the highest recognition worldwide; it is also the preferred one by employers. Part of the CELTA course content is devoted to provide you with useful information about how, where and when to look for teaching work in Australia and all around the world.
After successful completion of the CELTA course, graduates can elect to receive emails about job opportunities in Australia and around the world from the Teacher Training department. There are numerous jobs that come through each day!
Bear in mind than in Australia, in order to teach English, you will be required a degree on top of your CELTA. If you don’t have a degree and want to teach English with your CELTA you will have to look for work opportunities outside Australia.