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What is the Cambridge CELTA?

CELTA is a qualification for teaching English as a foreign language. It focuses on developing practical skills with face-to-face and online teaching practice. It provides candidates with the techniques and confidence they need to begin teaching English as soon as they finish the course. CELTA is the most widely recognised English teaching qualification in the world and it’s the qualification most often requested by employers. Whether you’re a new teacher looking for their first teaching job, or you want to prove to employers that you have the teaching skills with a recognised certificate, CELTA is the qualification you need. Best celta course online.

CELTA at International House Sydney has passed the high quality tests to receive the NEAS Endorsed ELT Qualification status

Why do your CELTA at International House Sydney?

The largest number of CELTA courses in Australia. It’s always the right time: courses start regularly throughout the year.

  • Teaching ‘pracs’ with real students.
  • Immediate opportunities for job placement.
  • Expert, passionate CELTA trainers whose career goals are helping you reach your career goals.
  • Career opportunities throughout the global IH network.
  • Study where, when and how you want to.

Want more information about our CELTA course?

Read our FAQ’s

Study Mode

Full-time online or on campus

4 weeks on campus Sydney, Gold Coast. Adelaide, Darwin Mon- Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm.  View sample timetable

4 weeks on campus Melbourne Mon- Fri 1:00pm – 9:00pm.

• 1pm to 2.15pm – session 1
• 2.30pm to 3.45pm – session 2
• 5pm to 9pm – TPQs (5pm to 5.30pm), TP (5.30pm to 7.45pm), and Feedback (8pm to 9pm)

5 weeks online delivered via Zoom. View sample timetable



Part-time online or on campus

Tues & Thurs 5:30pm – 9:30pm. Plus eight Saturdays per start date. Sat 8:30am – 4pm.

10 weeks on campus Sydney, *Melbourne, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Darwin or online delivered via Zoom.

* Melbourne mixed mode delivery – The first half of the course will be on campus, and the second half will be online via Zoom.

View sample timetable on campus & online


12 weeks online 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.

Week 1- 12 TESOL methodology  and teaching practice.

TP Weeks 4-12 via zoom. *Times and days will be finalised closer to the course commencement.

View sample timetable 


CELTA course location options

IH Sydney| IH Melbourne| IH Gold Coast| IH Adelaide| IH Darwin| Virtual online classes or Self-Study

Special offer for Melbourne



Key Features

Who is CELTA designed for?

You will need to be a native or ‘near’ native English speaker.

There is no previous teaching experience required. Your fellow students will be from a wide and rich variety of backgrounds and goals.

  • People who want to turn an interest and enthusiasm for language, travel and other cultures into a career or just unique experiences.
  • People starting a career in English-language teaching.
  • Experienced teachers who want to further develop their skills and experience.
  • People looking for a formal teaching qualification.
  • Career changers, people looking for a career break, and people on gap years.

Increase your education options

You will receive the prestigious and internationally recognised CELTA, issued by the University of Cambridge.

CELTA is Level 5 RQF (UK), which is considered to be equivalent to Level 5 AQF.

We have formal articulation agreements with a number of universities where you can be granted credit/exemptions towards a degree.


Let’s get teaching!

Be qualified and confident to start teaching immediately.

As an International House graduate, you will have immediate access through the IH internal recruitment system to teaching opportunities in 160 schools in 52 countries, including Australia.

With our networks, optional graduate internships, and the status of the CELTA qualification, there are countless other opportunities for immediate job placement.

More information about Cambridge CELTA

120 contact hours, which include:
Input sessions:
These explore teaching methodologies such as: how to teach speaking, writing, reading, grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and function; how to analyse language; how to teach adults in a variety of contexts; lesson planning; how to adapt and create classroom materials; factors affecting motivation, cultural backgrounds and learning styles.

Teaching practice:

  • Six hours of assessed teaching practice with real students in real classes
  • Detailed oral and written feedback of your teaching practice
  • Time to ask your tutor questions about your teaching practice lessons


  • Six hours observing lessons taught by experienced teachers
  • A minimum of 120 hours self-study at home including required course reading, lesson preparation and course assignments

How we Teach:
English language teaching at International House Sydney is based on Communicative Language Teaching methodology. The central principles that surround this approach to language teaching are based on students being very active and engaged in the classroom. Lessons are ‘student-centred’, allowing students to participate fully and discover English with their teacher facilitating this process. For learning to be successful, students must be motivated, and by encouraging and engaging our students, we achieve very positive learning outcomes.

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years old or over
  • Have a standard of education required for entry into higher education
  • Have an awareness of language, and a competence in both written and spoken English

( NB: Non-native speakers with an overall CEFR C1+ level  )

A pre-course interview will assess your potential to develop the skills required to pass the course


You are assessed throughout the course on your:

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

There is no final examination


2024 Start Dates

Campus Full-timeCampus Part-timeOnline Classes or Self-Study
F/T 8 Jan – 2 Feb SydneyP/T 6 Jan – 14 Mar SydneyF/T Online 23 Jan – 23 Feb
F/T 5 Feb – 1 Mar MelbourneP/T 3 Feb -12 Apr Gold CoastSelf -Study 4 Mar-24 May
F/T 12 Feb – 8 Mar SydneyP/T 23 Mar – 31 May MelbourneP/T Online 16 Mar- 23 May
F/T 18 Mar- 16 Apr SydneyP/T 1 Jun – 8 Aug SydneyF/T Online 26 Mar- 26 Apr
F/T 15 Apr – 10 May AdelaideP/T 10 Aug – 17 Oct SydneyP/T Online 25 May – 1 Aug
F/T 22 Apr- 17 May SydneyP/T 12 Oct – 20 Dec Sydney, MelbourneF/T Online 4 Jun – 5 July
F/T 27 May-21 Jun SydneyF/T Online 16 Jul – 16 Aug
F/T 17 Jun – 12 July Gold CoastSelf- Study 2 Sep – 22 Nov
F/T 8 Jul – 2 Aug Sydney, AdelaidePT Online 07 Sep – 14 Nov
F/T 15 Jul – 9 Aug MelbourneF/T Online 24 Sep – 25 Oct
F/T 19 Aug – 13 Sep SydneyF/T Online 12 Nov – 13 Dec
F/T 2 Sep – 27 Sep Darwin
F/T 9 Sep – 4 Oct Melbourne
F/T 16 Sep – 11 Oct Sydney
F/T 21 Oct- 15 Nov Sydney
F/T 4 Nov – 29 Nov Gold Coast
F/T 25 Nov – 20 Dec Sydney

Course scheduling per start date is contingent upon the enrolment of a specific number of participants. If the course cannot run due to insufficient number of trainees, change of start date or full refund will be offered.

  Free Information Sessions
2024- 10 January,  7 February, 6 March, 10 April, 8 May, 12 June, 10 July, 7 August, 11 September, 9 October, 6 November, 11 December


CELTA Course Fees:

LocationTuition fee:Enrolment fee:Cambridge assessment fee: Course Total
Sydney on campus F/T & P/T $3,295$150$450*$3,895
Melbourne on campus F/T & P/T$3,050$0$450**$3,500
Adelaide on campus F/T & P/T$3,295$150$450*$3,895
Gold Coast on campus F/T & P/t$3,295$150$450*$3,895
Darwin on campus F/T & P/T$3,295$150$450*$3,895
Online live Zoom F/T & P/T$3,295$150$450*$3,895
Self-Study + TP$3,295$150$450*$3,895

CELTA Special Price Promotion

Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Darwin, Online & Self- Study

Early Enrolment Price: $150 AUS off for candidates who pay their course fees four weeks before the course start date. Normal price $3,895 AUD.

Course scheduling per start date is contingent upon the enrolment of a specific number of participants. If the course cannot run due to insufficient number of trainees, change of start date or full refund will be offered.


CELTA Special Price Promotion

** Melbourne Special offer.  This promotion ends 31 October 2024.

From 1 November 2024  total course fee $3,895.  CELTA deposits are non-refundable.

Course scheduling per start date is contingent upon the enrolment of a specific number of participants. If the course cannot run due to insufficient number of trainees, change of start date or full refund will be offered.

LocationTuition fee:Cambridge assessment fee: Course Total
Melbourne  on campus F/T & P/T $3,050$450**$3,500



  • Complete section 1 of the application form with your personal details
  • Complete section 2 of the application form with course details
  • Complete  section 3 of the application form by writing at least 100 words for each of the 3 questions and complete the Language Awareness Task


Once we have received and assessed your application, we will contact you to arrange an interview. These are generally face to face and in a group format. For applicants living outside Sydney area, the interview can be conducted via  Zoom.


The interview involves a discussion of the pre- interview task, ideas about teaching and learning, details about the course structure and requirements, and an opportunity for candidates to ask further questions. The total time for the interview is approximately 2 hours.


Enrolment is subject to successful completion of the interview.