Master of TESOL

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Broaden your career horizons as you study in the workplace. Get an overview of the current issues in TESOL, complete practice placements and graduate with a professional qualification.

Masters graduates who do not have teaching qualifications will still gain a recognised TESOL qualification. However, in Australia they are limited to TESOL teaching programs where a teaching qualification is not a requirement.

The Masters is the final stage of a nested suite of three courses. The first stage is the Graduate Certificate in TESOL, and the second stage is the Graduate Diploma in TESOL. You can enter and leave at any stage; completion of one stage gives you credit towards the next.

Course essentials


There are many career opportunities available for graduates, including

  • work with migrants or indigenous students at the primary, secondary or adult level
  • teachers looking for a change in career direction
  • teaching English abroad

Course objectives

Graduates of this course will be able to:

  1. Analyse English language learners’ needs;
  2. Design, implement, assess and evaluate English as a second or additional language curricula and pedagogical programs that are locally, nationally and internationally applicable;
  3. Implement English as a second or additional language learning programs that are underpinned by researched principles of language teaching and a thorough knowledge of the systems of the English language;
  4. Undertake applied research relevant to their professional responsibilities and interests in the area of TESOL;
  5. Apply the theoretical and practical learning opportunities provided in each unit of study to become accomplished TESOL practitioners;
  6. Utilise their enhanced teaching skills and understanding of educational processes to work effectively in second language contexts;
  7. Confidently seek employment opportunities for English as a second or additional language teachers in a wide range of local, national and international contexts;
  8. Extend their existing professional careers in education by achieving a recognised specialist area qualification;
  9. Demonstrate understanding of English as a second or additional language teaching profession in local, national and international contexts.

Units and electives

To complete the Master of TESOL students will be required to complete 144 credit points following either Option 1 or 2.

Option 2 is only available to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Achieved an HD (high distinction) for AED5001, which is a pre-requisite for AED6001, and

  • Have been invited to enrol in AED6001 (or EED6031 and EED6032, formerly AED6002).

Students enter the program with the following entry prerequisites:

  • After receiving 72 credit points advanced standing for completing the Graduate Diploma in TESOL from Hanoi University AND fulfilling Admission Requirements;
  • After receiving 72 credit points advanced standing from Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Vietnam National University (or other universities or institutions at the Program Coordinator's discretion) AND fulfilling Admission requirements.

Year 1: Advanced Standing equivalent (72 credit points)

Year 2

Option 1

Option 2


Full-time students enrol in the following unit:

Part-time students enrol in the following two units:

Admission information

  • International: The admission requirements for the Master of TESOL (Offshore/Vietnam) are a recognised degree of at least three years full-time duration preferably in ELT/ Linguistics/ TESOL Education (or related disciplines). Current working experience in an education or teaching environment is essential. All applicants must provide certified evidence of a minimum IELTS of 6.5 overall - Academic Module (with no band less than 6.0) or approved equivalent (contact Course Coordinator for additional information). All applicants without an IELTS 6.5 are required to supply evidence of scoring an equivalent grade on equivalent placement tests across the four skills. Qualified applicants from countries other than Vietnam may apply for admission to the program subject to meeting admission requirements.
  • Other: The admission requirements for the Master of TESOL are successful completion of the units of the Graduate Diploma in TESOL with a minimum average of Second Class Honours or Distinction (70%) or equivalent. Current working experience in an education or teaching environment for all applicants is essential. Applicants of all ages need to fulfil the Admission Requirements

Special admission requirements


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