CELTA Melbourne

Teaching House Melbourne:

185 Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000 PHONE: +61 (0) 370023315

In 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.

European in style, Melbourne has multi-culturalism at its very heart, exemplified by its vast array of cuisines and cultural influences; some of the best food in the Southern Hemisphere. The city has a lively live music scene, hosts major sporting events and has the greatest concentration of universities in Australia. There is a strong demand for ESL teachers in Melbourne to service the international student community, and our center is also an ideal springboard to jobs in Asia or around Australia.

Teaching House Melbourne at Holmes College is ideally located in the centre of the city, close to transport, restaurants, parks and shops. Parliament House is 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 all this wonderful city has to offer.

Teaching House Melbourne at Holmes College has a long history of delivering CELTA that goes back over a period of more than twenty years. Many of our graduates get a job straight off the course- joining our own English Language programme, or using the certificate as a passport to teaching around the world.

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

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.

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.

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