Cambridge CELTA Course in Sydney

Known for the glamorous Sydney Opera House, its vibrant harbor, and highly international student environment, Sydney is an exciting city to take a TEFL course such the Cambridge CELTA.

TEFL Certification in Sydney, Australia

Taking your CELTA in Sydney is more than just attending classes and learning. Outside of your training, Sydney has it all. You can immerse yourself into the art, culture, and sport in the land down under, all the while enjoying countless beaches and warm winters. For all TEFL trainees, your study period is an excellent time to jump into a thriving economy that has a high residency of overseas professionals.

Our TEFL institute in Sydney offers you a team of highly professional teacher trainers, with over 60 years of experience. We understand that taking the bold step of obtaining a world-recognized teaching qualification may be daunting. Therefore we offer the perfect mix of professionalism and fun to help you on your journey to becoming a distinguished teacher.

We employ learner-based teaching styles while focusing on all aspects of the accredited CELTA syllabus. You will have course inputs on effective teaching methodologies, material selection, classroom management, and language analysis. You will be assisted in lesson planning, engage in several hours of observed teaching and teaching practice. You will also have feedback sessions targeted at improving your teaching abilities and confidence.

You do not necessarily have to be an expert in teaching to be accepted into our TEFL program at Sydney. The course is aimed at both experienced and beginner teachers. We have tutors who are ready to walk the journey with you to help you obtain the required level of proficiency for a successful teaching career.

Sydney 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.

Sydney 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.

Sydney 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 Sydney

Our TEFL training center in Sydney is located at Clarence Street in the heart of Sydney city. We are a small team of professional trainers who have been working together for years with a mission to help trainee teachers perform the best during the intensive CELTA training.

The center is close to the city’s major attractions, about five minutes walk to the Queen Victoria building and fifteen minutes walk to the Harbour Bridge and monumental Sydney Opera House.

We have evolved and specialized in teaching foreign language over the years with the best atmosphere for studying and relaxing. We have over fifteen spacious and comfortable classrooms with over 30 computers, two relaxation areas for teachers and staff dedicated to assisting and making our trainees feel comfortable.

Job Support and Placement: Sydney, Australia

We have an internal recruitment system that supports career progression for our CELTA graduates through high job prospects and ESL opportunities for recruitment.

We offer an optional graduate internship to trainees who might be interested in gaining some real-life teaching experience after their training.

In addition to gaining experience, our TEFL teachers can build practical professional skills that will position them better in the global market for English teachers. Over the years, we have a number of our alumni wells settled in their careers across the world in both teaching and administrative sectors.

Why Choose CELTA in Sydney?

The home of Bondi Beach and the famous Opera House, Sydney may not be the capital of Australia, but it certainly is the engine that drives the country. 

The city accounts for 25% of Australia’s economic activity and welcomes new talent from overseas, including our TEFL graduates willing to build their career in the country.

Due to the high number of immigrants in Australia and an increasing number of ESL students, it is quite easy to find opportunities to teach English within the city.

There are private language schools, teacher exchange programs, and education programs organized by the government. With your CELTA certificate, you can explore fantastic prospects that pay up to 50,000 USD to 90,000 USD a year.

Besides teaching in Sydney and enjoying fantastic career-changing opportunities, you will also enjoy the high international environment, the natural landscape, and fascinating wildlife with access to the best beaches and barbecues in the world.

Things to do in Sydney, Australia while taking a CELTA

There is never a dull moment for our CELTA trainees in Sydney. The vibrant city has one of the most extensive ranges of theaters in the world. If you want to dance, enjoy music, or drama, Sydney attracts big names and even creates a few like the Sydney Opera House.

In districts such as Darlinghurst and Surry Hills, it easy to find whatever nightlife you are looking for and like-minded people. Adventure and relaxation in Sydney go hand in hand. While you sightsee and have fun, you will always find a beach nearby, like Bondi, to sit, relax and enjoy the great weather after an intensive TEFL class.

Some famous landmarks include the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Interestingly, these two are just a few minutes' walk to our center. The Sydney Harbour itself is a sight to behold. It is considered one of the most impressive harbors in the world with its beautiful blue foreshore and line of restaurants that form a striking view. At the harbor, you can enjoy a ride in a Sydney Seaplane for drool in amazing sights of the city's skyline from a birds-eye perspective. Go further into the city and explore the Manly Wharf, with its bubbly seaside neighborhood and picturesque ferry.

If you do wish to take a break from life on the coast and head to the Blue Mountains. With its unique geology and aboriginal rock paintings, you are sure to find enough mountain biking, hiking, and climbing to enjoy. You can also take a dip in the plunge pool in Fitzroy Falls, home to the town's namesake 81-meter-high waterfalls. Don't forget to see the Sydney Tower, Barrenjoey Lighthouse and The Rocks, which are all significant landmarks in the history of the city.

For foodies, Chinatown is one of the fantastic places to visit besides the restaurants that serve delicious cuisines scattered across the city. Visit Chinatown to enjoy sizzling Asian cuisines, Yum cha and maybe get some fresh produce and spices to try a dish at home yourself.

Take your CELTA in Sydney. Kickstart or boost your English teaching career with boundless opportunities and explore one of the most beautiful cities in Australia while making awesome 'TEFL memories' that last a lifetime.

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