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What is Certificate IV in TESOL?

At IH Sydney, the Certificate IV in TESOL is primarily designed for non-native English speakers who want to enter the English-language teaching profession. Certificate IV in TESOL is often taken by international students of CEFR B2+ level.

What is CELTA?

CELTA is the most widely recognised English-language teaching qualification in the world.

At International House Sydney, CELTA is designed for proficient English speakers (CEFR C1+).

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

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What’s the difference between Cert IV TESOL and CELTA?

Both qualifications satisfy the criteria to teach English language to adults, as certified by NEAS, the global leader in quality assurance for the English language teaching community.

CELTA is recognised in Australia and around the globe. At IH Sydney, CELTA is focused on giving native and proficient English speakers an internationally recognised English-language teaching qualification.

The Certificate IV in TESOL is an Australian qualification. At IH Sydney, it is often taken by non-native English speakers.

2 for 1: graduate with two English-language teaching qualifications – CELTA and Certificate IV in TESOL

When you graduate with CELTA, you will be close to also gaining the Certificate IV in TESOL at the same time.

All IH Sydney CELTA graduates can apply for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) towards the Certificate IV in TESOL. CELTA covers 6 out the 7 units of competency in Certificate IV in TESOL. When granted RPL, you can also be only one written assignment away from gaining the Certificate IV in TESOL as well. And you can do that written assignment in your own time.

Meet the trainer

A career as exciting and varied as the world we live in!

But wait there's more

  • 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.

Explore, learn, teach

Who studies CELTA at IH Sydney?

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

There is no previous TESOL and ESL 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 TESOL teachers who want to further develop their skills and experience.
  • People looking for a formal ESOL 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. This is the leading ESL and TESOL qualification for people who want to teach English to speakers of other languages.

International House CELTA graduates can apply for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) for 6 out the 7 units of a Certificate IV in TESOL.

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 English as foreign language 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 TESOL networks, qualifications and optional graduate internships, there are countless opportunities for immediate ESL job placement in Australia and around the world.