TEFL Course


Teaching House Melbourne

185 Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Have you been searching for a reputable Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) course in Melbourne? Thanks to Teaching House, your search is over. Study CELTA (Certificate in English Language Training), the premier English teaching qualification, in the heart of Melbourne.


As one of the most cosmopolitan of all the cities of Australia, Melbourne is brimming with diversity and has been consistently ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities.


Administered by one of the most prestigious universities in the world, Cambridge, CELTA is a highly sought after TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) across the globe.


The perfect place to study a TEFL certification in Melbourne

With a European aesthetic, Melbourne has multiculturalism at its very heart — exemplified by its vast array of cuisines and cultural influences. The city has a lively music scene, hosts major sporting events and has the greatest concentration of universities in Australia. There is also a strong demand for ESL teachers in Melbourne to service the international student community. 

Teaching House Melbourne is ideally located in the city’s centre, close to transport, restaurants, parks and shops. Parliament House is just steps away, as are the attractions at the Fitzroy and Carlton Gardens. And with the best public transport system in Australia on our doorstep, it’s easy to take full advantage of everything this wonderful city has to offer. 


The teaching campus includes lecture theatres, tutorial rooms, a comprehensive library with a dedicated CELTA component, a computer suite with free Wi-Fi and internet, self-study areas and a dedicated student services support team. CELTA trainees also enjoy free photocopying and printing facilities, all the necessary teaching and stationery materials and state of the art classroom technology, including data projection and HoverCams.

After studying TEFL in Melbourne you’ll be empowered to:

  • Plan and prepare for your lessons in a straightforward and effective manner
  • Present your teaching materials in a way that is easily understood
  • Manage your students, and your classroom
  • Foster a fun, interactive and lively classroom experience that your students will thrive in
  • Critically analyse your teaching techniques
  • Be the English language teacher you’ve always wanted to be

Our TEFL course in Melbourne will give you a solid foundation in teaching — providing you with the confidence and capability you need as an English Language teacher. Through our course, you’ll get real teaching practice, hours of hands-on, practical experience, and constructive feedback from your peers and tutors. Our centre is an ideal springboard for jobs in Asia and around Australia.


From creative methods of teaching to various methods of presenting languages, techniques for lesson procedures, whole class feedback and concept checking, you’ll learn all the tools and skills you need to be the best teacher possible.

Kick start your CELTA journey with Teaching House Melbourne

Going back more than twenty years, Teaching House Melbourne at Holmes Institute has a long history of delivering the CELTA. Many of our graduates get a job straight after completing the course — joining our own English Language programme or using the certificate as a passport to teach around the world.

Whether you’re looking for TEFL jobs in Melbourne, Australia — or somewhere else entirely — deciding to study CELTA through Teaching House Melbourne may be the kick start your career has been looking for!


What’s more, CELTA is recognised for university credit at the following institutions: Flinders University, University of Adelaide, University of Tasmania, University of NSW, University of Wollongong, University of Technology Sydney, La Trobe University, University of Canberra, Curtin University of Technology and more.


Looking for other options for studying TEFL in Melbourne? Have a look at the TEFL Certification Course, an in-house CELTA equivalent certificate developed by Teaching House to provide a more enjoyable course experience. For your convenience, we also offer CELTA online.

Upcoming Course Dates - CELTA Online

Online Course Times

In order to best serve our community we have scheduled our online classes across four major time zones. These classes run across four time zones to serve:

  • The East Coast USA/Canada: Eastern Standard Time/Eastern Daylight Time
  • The West Coast USA/Canada: Pacific Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Time
  • The United Kingdom and Europe: GMT/British Summer Time
  • Australia and Asia: Australian Eastern Standard Time / Australian Eastern Daylight Time


All our online Celta course dates run simultaneously in The East Coast USA, West Coast USA and UK time zones. Only courses marked ** are available in the Australian Eastern Time Zone. Simply indicate your time zone of preference in the application form and you will be enrolled in the cohort of your desired time zone.

2024 CELTA Course Dates:

Full Time CELTA Courses

  • August 19th - September 13th, 2024
  • September 16th - October 11th, 2024
  • October 21st - November 15th, 2024
  • November 18th - December 13th (UK)/ December 17th (USA), 2024

Part Time CELTA Courses

  • July 19th - September 26th, 2024**
  • October 4th - December 11th (UK) 17th (USA), 2024**

Sample Course Schedule

Hosted by Holmes Colleges, Teaching House Melbourne holds a 4-week intensive teacher training course which consists of over 120 contact hours; the time is divided between theory in the form of Input Sessions on both Methodology (how to teach) and Language Analysis (what to teach) and guided teaching practice and observation.  By the end of a CELTA, each participant will have had 6 hours of supported teaching practice at two different levels, at least 6 hours of observation of experienced teachers and 30+ hours of peer observation.

The assessment of the 6 hours of teaching practice is ongoing and aims to bring every participant up to a certain standard of lesson preparation and teaching; where this is lacking on a course, no employer can assess a job applicant’s teaching performance – with a CELTA graduate it is very clear.

Teaching House Melbourne runs full time online courses 11.00 am – 7.00 pm AET (Melbourne time) Monday to Friday, and a part-time online option with live classes on Mondays and Wednesdays 6.30-10.30pm AET plus every other Friday 6.30-9.30pm AET.

Melbourne Course Fees

Teaching House Melbourne runs the 4-week Intensive online CELTA Course and the Part-time CELTA online. We will be back face-to-face in January 2024.

The course costs $3,195 AUD including tuition, Cambridge fee, necessary materials and all taxes. There are no additional materials or registration fees involved.

If you pay in full at least five weeks in advance of the course start date, then you are eligible for the early bird discounted price of $2,895 AUD.

Numbers on each course are strictly limited by Cambridge. To secure your place you must make a course deposit of $250, with the balance of your payment due five weeks prior to the course start date.

For additional information and course availability contact us today on

Or apply today with our online application.

Course Content


Have you ever sat through a class or seminar and wondered if there was a practical application to what was being taught? Or attended lectures that felt more like endurance tests in note-taking than actual learning experiences?

We’ve all been there because we’ve all experienced, at some point in our lives, a teacher standing at the head of the class talking at us.

Thankfully, this style of teaching has no place in a thriving language-learning environment. Instead, a modern language lesson is an interactive process that requires experimentation, a willingness to make mistakes, immersion into real-life situations, a genuine need to use language and a great deal of student talking (instead of time spent listening to the teacher).


For one, you will not find clearly delineated rows of silent students writing in notebooks and looking at their teacher, the only speaker in the room.

Instead, the TESOL classroom has students with moveable desks facing each other, or groups of students moving around the classroom with a paper and pen in hand talking to other students while consulting the whiteboard for a word they might need, or grabbing the teacher to ask a question.

You may see a teacher milling around the classroom ducking into groups of students to listen and take notes. The teacher may move quietly from group to group without interfering until suddenly they signal an end to that phase by directing the students’ attention towards a language point or vocabulary word on the board.

Yes, there will be times when students are sitting quietly, writing in their notebooks. After all, there are vocabulary words to be recorded, grammar examples to be written down and sometimes there are writing exercises to be executed. But more often than not, a good TESOL classroom will be alive with students’ voices as they verbally play with the language they’re learning. The teacher in these scenarios is very much a resource and a facilitator. They control when one activity ends and another begins and they insert language and meaning when students are struggling to find the language they need to express themselves. This is what active learning looks like.


For reasons of demonstration and because the process of learning is active rather than passive, your Course Sessions on language teaching will look very similar to the kinds of language classes you will be teaching.

You will not be lectured at or expected to memorize tomes of information. You will, however, learn teaching methodology through the same techniques we’re encouraging you to use in your own classroom. The process shouldn’t be silent, and it should be fun.

Your tutors will teach you about how to effectively teach grammar, for example, by demonstrating techniques on you and asking you to work in groups or pairs to analyze and discuss the tools used and how these could apply to your own TESOL classroom. Though the idea of teaching grammar often evokes fear in the hearts of first-time teachers, your trainers will demonstrate how a grammar lesson may start with something as simple as a game.

There will be no grammar trees and no lectures using sentence diagrams. The key is engagement and practical application.

You’ll also attend a TESOL Session on how to create your own authentic materials for the classroom (which is also an assignment you’ll complete on the course). Your tutor isn’t going to lecture you on the different types of authentic lessons available, expecting you to take notes and understand the theory without the practice. They’re going to engage you in learning from an authentic materials lesson they’ve created. And as you’re doing the exercises as a student, you’ll also be exposed to the methods used and asked to analyze in groups and pairs the different types of techniques you found effective for learning.

You’re in the hands of experts now. And CELTA trainers are not lecturers. They are expert educators. They have had years of experience with language learners and in training teachers; they know how to engage you in the process of becoming experts in your own right.

Here are some of the topics that your sessions cover. All sessions are practical in nature, with some foundation in theory, and demonstrate techniques that you can use immediately in the language lessons you teach.

The following areas are among those that will be covered:

• How to teach grammar and vocabulary effectively
• How to motivate your students
• How to help your students get the most out of a reading text
• How to order the stages of a lesson
• How to influence the dynamics of a classroom for the best results
• How to use teaching books and materials effectively
• How to bring authentic materials – articles, songs, stories – into the classroom

There are also sessions on a range of topics to help you find the best teaching jobs at the best schools.

These sessions include:

• Where to find the best TESOL jobs
• How to write an effective resume and cover letter
• What kinds of questions to expect in an interview
• What to expect from a TESOL contract (including housing, flights and medical care)

Are you interested in experiencing an active learning experience like this? Apply for the CELTA course or contact us today to find out what availability we have on upcoming courses.

The Enrollment Process

The Enrollment Process

All teacher training courses:

All Teaching House Courses start with an online application, then we will send you detailed information regarding the following steps, which usually include an interview with a Teaching House teacher trainer. For more details about the requirements for your course, contact us.

CELTA Course Enrolment:

The Teaching House Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other languages (CELTA) enrollment process is designed with three aims in mind:

  • To provide the applicant with a clear idea of what the course is, what to expect to get from it and what is required to succeed.
  • To ensure that once an applicant has been accepted, they have a very high chance of successfully completing the course.
  • To ensure those who are accepted have a high probability of qualifying for and attaining ESL teaching work in the country or city of their choice.


  • An applicant must have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education.
  • An applicant must be over the age of 18.
  • An applicant must have a standard of English which will enable them to teach at a range of levels, equivalent to a high C1 level on the CEFR.

The process for enrolling:

  1. All interested trainees must complete the application form located here. There is NO application fee. If you are not able to successfully complete the online application form, you can request an application via email (as a word document) through our contact us page. To ensure that you receive our emails promptly, please add to your Allowed Emails list.
  2. After reviewing your application, a member of our enrollment team will follow up by email and send you an assignment called the Pre-Interview Task. This task is a series of language and teaching activities designed to give trainees an idea of what the course (and teaching English!) is all about.
  3. Once we have received your Pre-Interview Task, we will schedule a time for an interview that is convenient for you. Most interviews are conducted via telephone or Zoom but in-person interviews are available at our New York, Boston, London, Melbourne and Toronto locations.
  4. The interview is a chance for you to speak to an experienced course trainer. The trainer will discuss your work from the Pre-Interview Task to gain a better understanding of your potential for English Language Teaching. The interview also provides an opportunity to speak with an enrollment advisor about the enrollment process and payment options.
  5. After acceptance, you must pay an enrollment deposit to confirm your place on the course of your choice (subject to availability—given on a first-come, first-served basis). The amount of enrollment deposit depends on your course location.
  6. The remainder of your course fee (less the enrollment deposit) is due no later than five weeks before the beginning of the course.

Feel free to contact us for more information or Apply Now!

What is the schedule for the full time 4 week online CELTA course?

The following provide an expected schedule for the 100% online 4 week CELTA program. These are for illustrative purposes only and are subject to change:

CELTA Full-time USA

CELTA Full-time UK

CELTA Full-time Australia

CELTA online TH Australia Example Schedule

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