Teacher Training


Our “teaching English” courses offer prospective teachers the necessary training and qualifications to comfortably teach students in Australia and abroad.

Phoenix TESOL Certificate

The Phoenix TESOL Certificate course has been designed to introduce the theories and techniques for Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language and to give candidates practical “in class” experience and observation of expert teachers.

Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)

  • Teaching Qualification for Native and Non-native Teachers of English
  • Introduction to the theories and techniques of TESOL
  • Micro teaching and lesson design sessions
  • Face to face
  • Pre and Post course follow up

Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) Face-to-Face
  • Initial qualification for people with little or no teaching experience and teachers transitioning from other teaching disciplines
  • Contains observed Teaching Practice
  • Full time or part time options
  • Internationally recognised and regarded
  • Teaching practice - observed with oral and written reports

Cambridge Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA)
  • Designed for experienced TESOL teachers
  • Leads to academic leadership positions and teacher training opportunities
  • Three modules of study - Understanding Language, Developing Professional Practice, English Language Teaching Specialisation


Customised Teacher Training Courses
  • Primary, Secondary and Adult Methodology
  • Curriculum Designs and Assessment
  • School visits / One to one sessions
  • Teaching Large Classes and Classroom Management
  • Applying the Communicative Approach in differing contexts
  • Academic research skills
  • Embedded language training/Content Based Instruction(CBI)
  • Best practice for training institutions - benchmarking, validation and course review mechanism
  • How to get published and make a conference presentation
  • Training the trainer - workplace training techniques
  • Tertiary teaching methods
  • Literacy, Language and Numeracy (LLN)
  • Course validation and moderation
  • Classroom management strategies for teaching large classes
  • Task design and assessment
  • Intercultural communication and achieving a global identity for your institution
  • Improving teacher quality
  • Critical thinking, SMART thinking and mindful enquiry methods
  • Visits to schools and universities for observation and practise

Further benefits for teachers:
  • Access to the Phoenix ITE portal for ongoing online training after graduation
  • Access to the Phoenix employment register
  • Access to ongoing training opportunities in home country
  • Access to webinar sessions with tutors after graduation
  • Access to one to one sessions and mentoring
  • Access to ITE expert trainers

Other Languages


Commencement Dates Dates on Application Full-time: Jan 29 (2019) / Apr 29 (2019) / Jul 8 (2019) / Oct 1 (2019) / Nov 4 (2019) / Dec 30 (2019)
Part-time: Jan 29 (2019) / Apr 30 (2019) / Aug 20 (2019)
Dates on request
Hours   40 hrs/wk (full-time) or 16 hrs/wk (part-time) 12 hours of face to face teaching per week plus 24 hours of onine and personal study
Course Length   4 weeks (full-time) or 10 weeks (part-time) 8 weeks
Class Size   Maximum 12 Maximum 10
Requirements Intermediate or CEFR B1 / IELTS 4.0 or equivalent 20 years of age and native like fluency in English / CEFR C1 / IELTS 6.5 or equivalent CEFR C1+ / IELTS 7.0
Degree with TESOL specialisation or CELTA with 2 years full time teaching experience
Fees Per Module: A$80 (2017) / A$140 (2018)

Late Fee per module - A$60 (2017) / A$100 (2018)
A$3300 (A$3100 early bird)  A$5400 for all 3 modules