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 theCELTA. 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 three major time zones. These classes run across three 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 + 0/British Summer Time

2023 CELTA Course Dates:


All our online Celta course dates run simultaneously in all three time zones. Simply indicate your time zone of preference in the application form and you will be enrolled in the cohort of your desired time zone.

Full Time CELTA Courses

  • April 17th - May 12th, 2023
  • May 22nd - June 16th, 2023
  • June 19th - July 14th, 2023 (UK)
  • June 20th - July 14th, 2023 (USA)
  • July 17th - August 11th, 2023
  • August  1st - September 15th, 2023
  • September  8th - October 13th, 2023
  • October 23rd - November 17th, 2023
  • November 20th - December 15th (UK), 2023
  • November 20th - December 19th (USA), 2023

Part Time CELTA Courses

  • June 2nd - August 10th, 2023
  • July 21st - September 28th, 2023
  • October 6th - December 19th (USA), 2023
  • October 6th - December 13th (UK), 2023

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 courses 9.30 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday, and a part-time option with online input during the week, and teaching practice over 14 Saturdays 9-530pm. The total cost for both formats is 2,900 AUD, inclusive of your Cambridge Exam Fee and a non-refundable 250 AUD enrolment deposit.

Melbourne Course Fees


Teaching House Melbourne runs the 4-week Intensive CELTA Course and the Part-time CELTA online (blended) over 14 weeks.

The course costs $2,630 AUD plus the Cambridge Examination fee of $270 (as of August 1st, 2018) for a total of $2900 AUD. There are no additional materials or registration fees involved.

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 more information about the CELTA course fee, click on our page about the CELTA Course.

For additional information and course availability contact us today by phone on +61 3 9662 2055 or email us on

Or apply today with our online application.

What are the accomodation options?


Ozihouse provides hostel style accommodation for the short to medium term international student market. With locations in South Yarra and Collingwood, it's an easy commute to Teaching House in the CBD, and is a good option for those on a tight budget. Rooms range from private options from $385 to shared options between $170 and $205 per week depending on the number of people in the rooms. To book directly contact or phone +61 3 8967 6779. Have a look at their options on their website.


For trainees not based in Melbourne, Teaching House Melbourne is able to offer Homestay Options provided through the Australian Homestay Network.

Homestay is clean, basic, economical accommodation usually sharing with other international students in a local Australian family. It is not hotel or BnB style accommodation. Typically rooms include a desk to study at, a single bed, and shared bathroom and communal areas in the home.

Please note that all options listed below carry an additional $265 AUD placement fee in addition to the weekly fee. Contact us at to book homestay.

The Nomads Blog

Keep on top of the latest teaching trends and global perspectives on ELT

Our Partners & Accreditation

We partner with the best brands in the English Language training industry