INFORMATION

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE (ESL/ESOL) TEACHER REQUIREMENTS IN AUSTRALIA

 
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A recognised undergraduate (minimum) degree.

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Certificate in English Language Teaching – Cambridge CELTA, Trinity TESOL or Certificate IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).*

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Teachers wishing to deliver English certificate courses to local students should also possess a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116).

 

*No less than 100 contact hours, including at least six hours practice teaching in TESOL to actual students. See https://neas.org.au/professional-development/career-advice/ for more information.

 

COMMON FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Classes and preparation

What classes can I teach?

You can deliver General English and exam preparation classes, including English for Academic Purposes.

What material should I use and when should I prepare my class?

Most of our colleges have a fixed syllabus, others have more freedom for teachers to choose what they want to deliver. For all RT bookings, material is provided. If you are booked with advanced notice, more often than not material will be sent to you in advance of your class. For emergency bookings, you will have 30 minutes to prepare from the time of arrival at college to the class start time. I'd recommend checking out our blog for lesson ideas! https://pencilcasechallenge.com

If I get called in the morning, how will I prepare my lesson?

For emergency bookings, you will have 30 minutes to prepare from the time of arrival at college to the class start time. I'd recommend checking out our blog for lesson ideas! https://pencilcasechallenge.com. You will receive material from the manager when you arrive.

Qualification

Am I qualified to be an English language teacher in Australia?

To answer this question, I recommend referring to the NEAS standards on their website https://www.neas.org.au/teaching/teachers/

Are my overseas qualifications recognised in Australia?

Please contact the Overseas Qualifications Unit of Victoria via their website https://liveinmelbourne.vic.gov.au/work/overseas-qualification-unit

I am currently studying at university. Can I work whilst I am studying?

You will still need to have the minimum qualifications required to teach the English language in Australia. I recommend referring to the NEAS standards on their website https://www.neas.org.au/teaching/teachers/. If you are an international student, please check your visa status for work eligibility.

Operations

What time does the classes operate?

Evening classes typically make up around 35% of all our bookings. Mornings are the best time to secure work, if you are available then.

Which cities can I deliver classes in?

ReadyTeacher mostly operates out of Melbourne, however we are expanding to Sydney and Brisbane in 2020.

Can I work on weekends?

RT has a small amount of weekend work available, however rare. Once you have registered, please let the team know that you would like weekend work and we can put the feelers out for you.

 

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