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Australia's Leading Level 5 TEFL Diploma Course

The one and only course you need -168hrs and you're done!

What our Combined Level 5 TEFL Diploma Course includes

  • 10-hour Classroom Teaching Practice TEFL Course in Adelaide

  • 158-hour Online TEFL & Grammar Course to further your TEFL training (6 months’ access)

  • Three FREE 30-hour top-up courses in Teaching Young Learners, Teaching Business English and Teaching Online & 1:1 — worth $684

  • 24 FREE weekly one hour webinars (join live or watch later) — worth $350

  • 282 hours of TEFL training (114 FREE optional top-up course/webinar hours)

  • FREE The TEFL Handbook ebook — worth $45

  • FREE The TEFL Resource Pack ebook — worth $45

  • Guaranteed pass (or your money back)

  • Level 5 Diploma, Ofqual (UK government) regulated qualification

  • Tutor support from EFL professionals

  • Help with finding TEFL Jobs abroad on completion of the course

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Tired of doing the same old job day in and day out? If you are looking for a career that is as exciting as it is fulfilling, then teaching English as a foreign language might be the job you are looking for!

The TEFL Academy’s combined Level 5 TEFL Course can be studied in your own time. There are 168 hours of study which is split up into two parts. The classroom portion is a 10hr Teaching Practice TEFL Course lasting 10 hours which will take place at the ibis Hotel Adelaide.

During the class you’ll get the chance to talk to our experienced trainer and meet other students on the TEFL course. You’ll learn about the practicalities of teaching, including classroom management and become classroom confident with 6-hours of peer to peer teaching practice. A separate 10-hour Teaching Practice Certificate will be awarded on completion.

The second part of the course consists of 158 hours of online study, which can be started before or after the classroom training. This means you can take the course without having to leave your current job and you can take your time. There are ten units to work through and you’ll learn about grammar, vocabulary, lesson planning and all other aspects of teaching English as a foreign language. You have up to six months to complete the online course, but many students choose to complete the course in 4 to 6 weeks.

Our course is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government-recognised awarding body. Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. The DEAC is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor.

Once you have successfully completed both parts of the course, The TEFL Academy will award you a Level 5 combined TEFL Diploma. This is equivalent to the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity Cert/TESOL qualifications. With this certificate, you can search our jobs board to secure work in Australia, Europe, Asia and beyond. Also, we offer you the opportunity to specialise in your chosen field of teaching English. All enrolments on our level 5 course include three free 30-hour top-up courses in Teaching Young LearnersTeaching Business English and Teaching Online & 1:1. You will then be provided with a unique discount code with your booking confirmation email which can be redeemed against each course.

All you need to do is book your place today in Adelaide with a small deposit of just $80. This will secure your place at the course and set you on the path to a recognised TEFL qualification. Make the deposit now, It’s just $80 and in a short time you could be teaching English as a foreign language.

Classroom Course Timetable

1 Day (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

  • TEFL Course Introduction
  • Classroom Management
  • Concept Checking and Eliciting Questions
  • Morning Break
  • Teaching Practice 1
  • Break for Lunch
  • Teaching Practice 2
  • Afternoon Break
  • Teaching Practice 3
  • Q&A Session

Online Course (Instant access on enrollment)

The online course consists of ten mandatory units. All ten units are exam-assessed and for units 5, 7 and 10 there are also coursework-assessed assignments. You get 6-months access to the course, but some students complete their qualification within 4 – 6 weeks (when studied full time).

  • Online Course Unit Breakdown
  • Lesson Planning
  • Teaching English Vocabulary
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Understanding English Grammar
  • Teaching Receptive Skills: Listening and Reading
  • Teaching Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing
  • Teaching English Grammar
  • Principles of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Materials and Aids for Teaching English/Classroom Management Strategies
  • Using Resources Effectively when Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Case Study, CV and Cover Letter, Job Sites and Resources
Meet Our Alumni

"The TEFL Academy is accredited by Qualifi, an Ofqual regulated awarding body."

Course options explained

With so much choice and such a vast amount of conflicting information available on the Internet, it can be difficult for potential TEFL course students to make the correct choice. The Level 5 version of our TEFL course is a more in-depth overview of TEFL and is a good choice if you wish to gain formal teaching jobs, which usually include accommodation, flight reimbursements and help in gaining a work visa. Upon completion, you will be awarded an internationally recognised Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours), which is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and DEAC-Approved (US Department of Education National Accreditor).

A regulated Level 5 qualification means that Ofqual (UK government) has approved the qualification to be at a recognised level of achievement. Our Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168hrs) is the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications.

We also offer a Level 3 version of our course, which is an introduction to TEFL and is perfect for anyone looking for casual work teaching English, such as volunteering, backpacking or finding work “in-country”, and some online teaching roles. It requires less of a time commitment (120 hrs) and is more cost-effective, so it can be a way of fast-tracking into the industry for someone with a short-term teaching plan. The course you should choose depends entirely on your own situation, needs and teaching plans.

All regulated Level 5 TEFL Diplomas are 150hrs+ in length. We have never seen a single employer ask for more than 168hrs of TEFL training.


Career opportunities

With 1.5 billion people wanting to learn English right now the career opportunities are endless! Once you have completed the course you will be qualified to teach English internationally.

You will be qualified to teach:

  • Children
  • Young Adults
  • Adults

In a range of educational settings such as:

  • Online
  • Schools
  • Universities/Colleges
  • Private English Language Schools
  • Business/Corporate English
  • Private One to One Tuition

"The TEFL Academy is accredited by Qualifi, an Ofqual regulated awarding body."

May Liu, TEFL Trainer

May’s passion for teaching saw her making a bold career switch by going back to university to earn a Master of Education (TESL) and a PhD in Linguistics.

May started off her corporate career working in a hotel but later moved on to work as a marketing manager in a private higher learning institution on the island of Borneo. While at the education institution, she saw the joy that other lecturers derived from their work and that prompted her to go back to university for a total change of career direction. She obtained her postgraduate qualifications in TESL and Linguistics and has not looked back since. She went on to work for 12 years as a senior lecturer in a public university and was involved extensively in lecturing, tutoring, research and publication. She later opted to travel the world and teach. Her classroom experience includes teaching children as young as 6 years old to adults in their fifties. Her favourite topics fall within the domains of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Classroom Management. Her advice to future EFL teachers is to go for it! It is one of the most fulfilling jobs in the world, especially when you meet your students again many years down the road and they come up to you to thank you for something you taught them back in the day!

May Liu

"My favourite topics fall within the domains of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Classroom Management. "

Tired of doing the same old job day in and day out? If you are looking for a career that is as exciting as it is fulfilling, then teaching English as a foreign language might be the job you are looking for!

The TEFL Academy’s combined Level 5 TEFL Course can be studied in your own time. There are 168 hours of study which is split up into two parts. The classroom portion is a 10hr Teaching Practice TEFL Course lasting 10 hours which will take place at the ibis Hotel Adelaide.

During the class you’ll get the chance to talk to our experienced trainer and meet other students on the TEFL course. You’ll learn about the practicalities of teaching, including classroom management and become classroom confident with 6-hours of peer to peer teaching practice. A separate 10-hour Teaching Practice Certificate will be awarded on completion.

The second part of the course consists of 158 hours of online study, which can be started before or after the classroom training. This means you can take the course without having to leave your current job and you can take your time. There are ten units to work through and you’ll learn about grammar, vocabulary, lesson planning and all other aspects of teaching English as a foreign language. You have up to six months to complete the online course, but many students choose to complete the course in 4 to 6 weeks.

Our course is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government-recognised awarding body. Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. The DEAC is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor.

Once you have successfully completed both parts of the course, The TEFL Academy will award you a Level 5 combined TEFL Diploma. This is equivalent to the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity Cert/TESOL qualifications. With this certificate, you can search our jobs board to secure work in Australia, Europe, Asia and beyond. Also, we offer you the opportunity to specialise in your chosen field of teaching English. All enrolments on our level 5 course include three free 30-hour top-up courses in Teaching Young LearnersTeaching Business English and Teaching Online & 1:1. You will then be provided with a unique discount code with your booking confirmation email which can be redeemed against each course.

All you need to do is book your place today in Adelaide with a small deposit of just $80. This will secure your place at the course and set you on the path to a recognised TEFL qualification. Make the deposit now, It’s just $80 and in a short time you could be teaching English as a foreign language.

1 Day (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

  • TEFL Course Introduction
  • Classroom Management
  • Concept Checking and Eliciting Questions
  • Morning Break
  • Teaching Practice 1
  • Break for Lunch
  • Teaching Practice 2
  • Afternoon Break
  • Teaching Practice 3
  • Q&A Session

Online Course (Instant access on enrollment)

The online course consists of ten mandatory units. All ten units are exam-assessed and for units 5, 7 and 10 there are also coursework-assessed assignments. You get 6-months access to the course, but some students complete their qualification within 4 – 6 weeks (when studied full time).

  • Online Course Unit Breakdown
  • Lesson Planning
  • Teaching English Vocabulary
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Understanding English Grammar
  • Teaching Receptive Skills: Listening and Reading
  • Teaching Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing
  • Teaching English Grammar
  • Principles of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Materials and Aids for Teaching English/Classroom Management Strategies
  • Using Resources Effectively when Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Case Study, CV and Cover Letter, Job Sites and Resources
Meet Our Alumni

"The TEFL Academy is accredited by Qualifi, an Ofqual regulated awarding body."

Course options explained

With so much choice and such a vast amount of conflicting information available on the Internet, it can be difficult for potential TEFL course students to make the correct choice. The Level 5 version of our TEFL course is a more in-depth overview of TEFL and is a good choice if you wish to gain formal teaching jobs, which usually include accommodation, flight reimbursements and help in gaining a work visa. Upon completion, you will be awarded an internationally recognised Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours), which is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and DEAC-Approved (US Department of Education National Accreditor).

A regulated Level 5 qualification means that Ofqual (UK government) has approved the qualification to be at a recognised level of achievement. Our Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168hrs) is the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications.

We also offer a Level 3 version of our course, which is an introduction to TEFL and is perfect for anyone looking for casual work teaching English, such as volunteering, backpacking or finding work “in-country”, and some online teaching roles. It requires less of a time commitment (120 hrs) and is more cost-effective, so it can be a way of fast-tracking into the industry for someone with a short-term teaching plan. The course you should choose depends entirely on your own situation, needs and teaching plans.

All regulated Level 5 TEFL Diplomas are 150hrs+ in length. We have never seen a single employer ask for more than 168hrs of TEFL training.

Career opportunities

With 1.5 billion people wanting to learn English right now the career opportunities are endless! Once you have completed the course you will be qualified to teach English internationally.

You will be qualified to teach:

  • Children
  • Young Adults
  • Adults

In a range of educational settings such as:

  • Online
  • Schools
  • Universities/Colleges
  • Private English Language Schools
  • Business/Corporate English
  • Private One to One Tuition

"The TEFL Academy is accredited by Qualifi, an Ofqual regulated awarding body."

May Liu, TEFL Trainer

May’s passion for teaching saw her making a bold career switch by going back to university to earn a Master of Education (TESL) and a PhD in Linguistics.

May started off her corporate career working in a hotel but later moved on to work as a marketing manager in a private higher learning institution on the island of Borneo. While at the education institution, she saw the joy that other lecturers derived from their work and that prompted her to go back to university for a total change of career direction. She obtained her postgraduate qualifications in TESL and Linguistics and has not looked back since. She went on to work for 12 years as a senior lecturer in a public university and was involved extensively in lecturing, tutoring, research and publication. She later opted to travel the world and teach. Her classroom experience includes teaching children as young as 6 years old to adults in their fifties. Her favourite topics fall within the domains of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Classroom Management. Her advice to future EFL teachers is to go for it! It is one of the most fulfilling jobs in the world, especially when you meet your students again many years down the road and they come up to you to thank you for something you taught them back in the day!

May Liu

"My favourite topics fall within the domains of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Classroom Management. "

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Accreditation FAQ

The simple answer is, we just don't know! Recruiters offering the best opportunities with the most competitive packages are now asking for level 5 TEFL qualifications. All regulated level 5 courses are 150hrs+ in length. We have never seen a single employer ask for more than 168hrs of TEFL training.

A Level 5 TEFL Diploma is the gold standard of TEFL qualifications, therefore we only offer this option for our level 5 students.

We know that navigating your way through the TEFL web of courses is very confusing. This is why we try to keep it simple, giving you exactly what you need to get the best jobs around the world!

The Level 3 and Level 5 versions of our TEFL course are regulated by Ofqual (UK government department) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government-recognised awarding body. Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. The DEAC is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor.

The TEFL Academy is fully accredited by Qualifi an Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, a UK government department) regulated awarding body. Qualifi have robust quality assurance systems and procedures in place which all course providers must successfully pass in order to be accredited under the scheme.

Potential TEFL course students should remember that their prospective employers are likely to be based outside Australia. This means that accreditation bodies based solely in Australia may not be recognised by employers abroad. This is why The TEFL Academy has chosen Qualifi, as they offer international accreditation for training course providers.

You can find out more about Qualifi on their website: https://qualifi.net

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.

Ofqual is a non-ministerial UK government department.

You can verify our qualifications on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications:

Level 3 here,
Level 5 here.

Ofqual recognise Awarding Organisations like Qualifi and regulate qualifications like ours. An Ofqual regulated TEFL qualification will be recognised worldwide and is highly respected by employers.

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission was founded in 1926 and is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor. DEAC's goal is to ensure a high standard of educational quality in the distance education institutions it approves by requiring compliance with its published standards, policies and procedures.

Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status.

You can find out more about the DEAC on their website: https://www.deac.org/

When you hear about “levels” this refers to the UK government’s framework for qualifications. This framework allows learners studying UK government regulated qualifications to understand where their qualification sits in comparison to other qualifications. A regulated level 5 qualification means that Ofqual (UK government), have approved the qualification to be at a recognised level of achievement. Our Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168hrs) is the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications.

A TEFL Diploma is simply a slightly higher level of qualification than a "Certificate". It will help your CV/Resume stand out against other applicants for TEFL jobs. Our Diploma is the highest Level 5 Diploma available, so courses advertised as an "Advanced Diploma" are equal to our qualification.

A regulated qualification means that it is officially recognised by government and sits on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications.

You can verify our qualifications on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications:

Level 3 here,
Level 5 here.

Choosing to study a regulated qualification is your guarantee of quality. Course providers offering regulated qualifications must comply with very tough quality assurance rules and procedures. This ensures that:

  • The staff delivering and assisting students are suitably qualified
  • The course provider has the resources to effectively deliver the qualification
  • The course itself effectively teaches and assesses the qualifications aims
  • The contents of the course have been written and designed by industry professionals and peer reviewed
  • The feedback and grades given to learners is fair, moderated and meets modern academic standards
  • Officially regulated by the UK government, therefore the qualification will be internationally recognised by schools, employers, foreign embassies and governments of most other countries.

Any qualification that is officially recognised by the UK government will sit on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications. Make sure to ask your course provider to provide a link to the register for their qualification.

You can verify our qualifications on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications:

Level 3 here,
Level 5 here.

You may see cheap TEFL courses advertised online that claim to be a “level”, such as “Level 5 140-Hour TEFL Course” (often advertised on daily deal websites), unfortunately these courses are not the level they claim to be and are highly misleading.

The level of a course tells learners where the qualification sits on the UK’s Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).  If a course is not listed on the Register of Regulated Qualifications, then it is not really a level at all. You can find our qualification on the register here.

Make sure you ask any TEFL training provider that claims to be offering a “level” of TEFL course to provide a link to the Register of Regulated Qualifications. If they cannot provide this, then the qualification is not the level they claim it to be and will not be accepted by foreign embassies and employers.

TEFL and TESOL are both acronyms for teaching English to non-native English speakers. Both acronyms can be used to describe qualifications which certify you to teach English as a foreign language. To a large extent, "TEFL" and "TESOL" are used interchangeably.

  • TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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Camilla
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Tutor? A. He seems to have a wealth of experience and was very inspiring. He was interested in each and every one of us and developed the course content in an engaging way.
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Ben
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. I found attending the sessions very inspirational and a great insight into what the TEFL program entails. Felt very motivated to complete the rest on the TEFL program after attending the classes
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Kayla
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. The classroom element was great because it gives you a sense of what teaching will be like. It also shows you the different ways you should teach and interact with the children. It also calms your nerves a little bit, because it is not all unknown. You get a chance to teach even if it is only for a couple of minutes.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the TEFL Tutor? A. The teacher was great and she helped me a lot. The nerves that I had about teaching almost fully disappeared. She also encouraged us a lot. She gave a lot of feedback about how we can improve our teaching skills and how we should change when it comes to knowledge about English.
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Pat
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Tutor? A. The TEFL tutor was excellent throughout. She delivered the course in an easy-to-understand style and engaged very well with the people on the course. She was very approachable and answered any questions asked of her.
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Becky
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Tutor? A. Milton is very experienced in the field, he is very relaxed and fun and was able to bring an friendly atmosphere into the classroom, allowing everyone to feel comfortable and able to share their thoughts.

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The TEFL Academy was the world’s first TEFL course provider to receive official recognition from government regulated awarding bodies in both the USA and UK. This means when you graduate you’ll hold a globally recognised Level 3 (120hr) Certificate or Level 5 (168hr) Diploma, meaning you can find work anywhere and apply for jobs immediately.

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