Teaching at AMES Australia

ESL and VET Teaching at AMES Australia

AMES Australia has a highly experienced and committed teaching workforce. Our teachers are specialists in teaching English as a second language and have an excellent understanding of client needs gained through their teaching experience. Our teachers must meet the requirements of both the National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS) and the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC). Further information can be found at the NEAS website and at the NSSC website.

Teachers holding overseas qualifications should contact Business Victoria Overseas Qualifications Unit to obtain recognition of their overseas qualification. AMES Australia is unable to process applications that contain an overseas qualification without a certificate of recognition.

Required Qualifications

AMES Australia ESL teachers must hold:

A Bachelor of Education with a TESOL major or equivalent which includes a practicum.


A recognised Bachelor Degree - a formal qualification awarded by an Australian university or tertiary institution, or its onshore or overseas equivalent that is at least three years full-time in length or its part-time equivalent and a recognised postgraduate TESOL qualification - resulting from a course of study in which course content of no less than 100 contact hours (or distance learning equivalent) covers the grammar of the English language, language learning and TESOL methodology and includes a practicum.

Note: The practicum must be at least 60 hours which includes, for example, supervised teaching, observation, field visits, resources evaluation, team teaching, volunteer tutoring etc.

If a course undertaken has less than 60 hours practicum, teachers must demonstrate teaching experience equivalent to 60 hours, or must make up the difference in duration by individually organising a supervised practicum. Appropriate documentation of such a practicum should be kept.

The following are a list of Victorian postgraduate TESOL qualifications that may satisfy the above requirements. Note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify that the course meets NEAS and NSSC standards.

  • Graduate Certificate of TESOL - Deakin University
  • Master of Education (TESOL) - Deakin University
  • Vocational Graduate Certificate in TESOL - Holmesglen
  • Graduate Diploma in TESOL - La Trobe University
  • Master of TESOL - La Trobe University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (TESOL) - Monash University
  • Master of Education (TESOL) - Monash University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL - University of Melbourne
  • Master of TESOL - University of Melbourne
  • Graduate Certificate in TESOL - Victoria University
  • Graduate Diploma in TESOL - Victoria University


  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110)
  • AMES Vocational and Education Training (VET) industry trainers must hold:
  • VET qualification equivalent to or above the Certificate Level being delivered and relevant industry experience.


  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110)

Please note: Teachers or trainers without the required qualifications will not be considered for teaching at AMES Australia and need not apply.