The Australian International College of Language (AICOL) is based in Queensland, Australia. AICOL is fully accredited by the Australian Government to operate as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). AICOL’s Certificate in TESOL course is one of only a few TESOL study programs world-wide that truly exceeds international standards – including the stringent requirements of the British Council. Importantly, TESOL certification through AICOL is internationally recognised – and equivalent to CELTA.
|Accreditation: AICOL’s TESOL course comes within the jurisdiction of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) at Certificate IV level. The Australian Qualifications Framework is mandated by Australian law. All AQF qualifications are quality assured, recognised Australia wide and by other countries (www.aqf.edu.au).|
Study programs within the jurisdiction of the Australian Qualifications Framework, including the AICOL TESOL Certificate course, are subject to ongoing review and external scrutiny by education authorities in Australia. This process involves, but isn’t limited to critiquing:
AICOL is a Registered Training Provider (number 32060) approved by Australian Skills Quality Authority (www.asqa.gov.au) and is accredited to deliver the Certificate IV in TESOL 40649SA (www.training.gov.au).
The British Council is considered the supreme authority regarding TESOL accreditation and recognition world-wide. Certification standards to work as an English teacher in a British Council accredited school include: 1. the TESOL Certificate must relate to a course that is externally moderated by a reputable accreditation authority; 2. the TESOL course must consist of at least 100 contact hours; and 3. the course must include at least 6 hours of critically assessed teaching practice.
The chart below shows exactly how AICOL’s TESOL course in Ho Chi Minh exceeds standards set by the British Council for employment as an English language teacher in any one of its 109 English language schools located throughout the world.