Cambridge CELTA Course in Melbourne

With access to first-class training facilities, a liveable international environment, and a great ESL job market, Melbourne is a great study destination for TEFL teachers willing to take a CELTA.

TEFL Certification in Melbourne, Australia

From the great weather and green spaces to big business, world-class shopping and food, and some of the best beaches, Melbourne has it all. The cafe culture is strong, and fashion boutiques in tiny alleys can make you feel like they are in Europe. Take the CELTA course here to experience one of the world’s most liveable cities for yourself. You might never want to leave.

Our TEFL training centers in Melbourne are strategically located close to the center of all activities in the city. Therefore, if you fancy getting outdoors during your CELTA course, you will have access to the network of cycle tracks, including the Capital City Trail, which allows you to explore some of the city’s best attractions on two wheels.

While on our TEFL course, you will be trained extensively on effective teaching skills, language awareness, and professionalism. You will also have opportunities to practice what you have larnt through our highly practical sessions.

You will be required to observe experienced tutors and your peers, participate in supported lesson panning, hold group discussions, and engage in practical teaching sessions. After each session of teaching practice, you will get feedback from your tutors, with useful criticism that aids your improvement.

Melbourne Course Highlights - A Quick Glance

  • A minimum of 120 contact hours at our center, with additional hours spent outside class for self-study: background reading, lesson planning and assignment writing.
  • Trainees are involved in lesson planning, language analysis, observation of peers and experienced teachers, reflection on their teaching practice and feedback from trainers.
  • 6 hours of assessed teaching practice along with peer observation.
  • 6 hours of observation of live lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals.
  • On-going job support, suitable assistance and continous professional development services.

Melbourne Course Dates

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the CELTA courses continue to be delivered Online. However, both Mixed-mode and Face-to-face courses are being conducted depending on the interest. Please contact us to inquire about the specific course formats available.

Note that, an Online CELTA holds the same value as the Face-to-face course, and is equally recognized by ESL employers worldwide.

Melbourne Course Details

Entry Requirements

  • You should be 20 years old by the commencement date of the course (trainees can be accepted over 18 at the center’s discretion).
  • While the course itself does not require you to have a degree, you should have a standard of education equivalent to that required for an entry into primary or higher education.
  • Have a strong command, awareness of English language with equal skills over verbal and written English so as to follow the course and complete the assignments.

Course Syllabus

Some of the main units of learning are:

  • Learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Planning and resources for different contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism
  • Classroom observation and management skills
  • Teaching practice and guidelines


You will be continually assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:

  • Teaching Practice
  • Written Assignments

CELTA course trainees will always be kept informed of their progress during the course and an external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English, moderates each course.

Teaching Practice, Observation

Teaching practice is an integral part of the course where trainees work in groups to plan, observe and give feedback to each other.

  • Six hours of assessed teaching practice with real students in real classes.
  • Detailed oral and written feedback of your teaching practice.
  • Observation of both peer and qualified ELT teachers for six hours.

CELTA Training Center in Melbourne

There are three TEFL training centers in Melbourne for you to choose to take your CELTA. At all centers, our tutors are very passionate about teacher training and create an atmosphere that encourages flexible learning.

The Carlton Center: Our Carlton center is located at Cardigan Street in Carlton the inner city of Melbourne. The center is right next to the Melbourne University within the suburb of the vibrant Carlton area.

The Bourke Center: Our Bourke center has been in the field of providing effective language training services for over 50 years. Located in Bourke Street, the center provides an avenue for trainees to meet like-minded people and make lifetime experiences while taking the CELTA.

The Spring Center: Our Spring center at Holmes College is ideally located in the center of the city, having a great campus with all modern facilities and an exclusive library. The center is close to transport, restaurants, parks and shops, and has been delivering CELTA for over a period of more than twenty years.

All centers have a wide range of facilities that support learning. There are modern classrooms and relaxation spots to unwind after an intense class.

Job Support and Placement: Melbourne, Australia

At all TEFL centers in Melbourne, we provide career advise and offer you a window to teaching opportunities within Melbourne and beyond.

We have links to some of the best institutions, local language schools and organizations where you should look for career opportunities after you complete your TEFL training. Some of these include links to job websites like Dave’s ESL CafĂ©, jobs, and so on.

In addition to these, our teachers have access to expert tutors who can offer tips on ways to get ahead in the TESOL job market from their wealth of experiences. They can also provide help in relating to employers within the city and other bureaucratic issues.

Why Choose CELTA in Melbourne?

Melbourne is a great destination to work and earn as a qualified teacher after your CELTA course. Generally, Australia has some of the highest salaries in the world, and TEFL teachers are well-paid. The cost of living in the country is typically high, but the compensation makes up for it, and lots of teachers there can save money and travel frequently.

There are openings for English teachers both in Melbourne and other cities like Brisbane, Perth and Sydney. Teaching jobs are available all year round, and private schools and universities are the best places to find a job. They are also centers of international business that attract students from around the world. However, it is essential to note that smaller cities in Australia offer a slightly slower pace of life but with the same great salaries.

With a CELTA in Melbourne, you can earn as much as 40 AUD - 90 AUD per hour or between 50,000 AUD to 90,000 AUD per year. Outgoing Brisbane or laid-back Perth are both excellent choices for people who love the beach and great weather. At opposite ends of the continent, tropical Darwin and sophisticated Adelaide offer great lifestyles and excellent opportunities. Also, Asia is right on the doorstep, so lots of teachers choose to teach English there too.

Things to do in Melbourne, Australia while taking a CELTA

Sport is a huge part of life in Melbourne, and there's no better way to relax during your TEFL course than by taking part in a game. Whether you're rolling in the mud during Aussie Rules Football or dressed up in white for cricket, you're sure to meet some mates. Besides sports though, there is still a lot to see and do in the highly multicultural city of Melbourne while you take your CELTA.

One of the best experiences is to see the city's scenic skyline from the 88th floor of the Eureka tower, one of the tallest towers in the city. Federation Square is another famous tourist spot with its Victorian architecture and striking structure. The square which is home to the Ian Potter Center and Australian Center for Moving Image (ACMI), hosts over 2000 events yearly and is always a fun spot to visit.

When you're tired after an intensive TEFL session, head to one of Melbourne's beaches - try St. Kilda for lots of fun, or Elwood Beach for great swimming. Stroll through Hoiser lane and get great views of the beautiful street arts that line the area. You can also check out the Yarra River, a great place to calm your nerves, as you take a stroll by the banks of the river.

Other places to visit include Queen Victoria Market, the Shrine of Remembrance and the Parliament House.

Melbourne is called Australia's "coffee capital", and certainly trying a flat white is a must when you're doing your CELTA course. The city's famous laneways are full of tiny cafes and restaurants serving delicious food - Melbourne is very multicultural, and you can find award-winning sushi next to traditional Italians and pretty much everything else!

The city is also famous for being a bit of a hipster mecca. This means that the arts scene is fantastic, there is lots of live music in the pubs and bars, and the museums are world-class.

Take your CELTA in Melbourne, often referred to as the most European city in Australia. Enjoy the beautiful beaches in "Australia’s Garden Capital" while you obtain a globally recognized TEFL certificate.

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