Terms and Conditions


(The how to apply information is at the bottom)


Disclaimer: David Robertson has partnered with Language Training Institute (LTi), a division of Universal Education and Training. (UNET) a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), RTO No. 30173. Once a student receives a satisfactory result for all required assessment tasks, a competent (C) outcome will be awarded for the entire unit.


1. Before enrolment

Before you enrol it is important that you read the following pre-enrolment information:

General Information about LTi's TESOL Courses

LTi's TESOL courses are designed by industry professionals to give you the skills, knowledge and experience to teach English to speakers of other languages anywhere in the world.

The 10695NAT - Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course will train you to:


・Analyse the relationship between culture and learning to create an inclusive learning environment

・Understand the English language and its use in communication

・Gain knowledge of the genre-based approach to teaching English

・Plan lessons and classroom management strategies

・Understand and teach grammar, spelling and pronunciation

・Teach others to speak, listen to, read and write English

・Evaluate English ability

・Create, collect and collate teaching resources

・Plus complete 1 elective (Certificate IV students only)


The 106888NAT - Diploma of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course will train you in all of the above, plus:


・Analyse various TESOL approaches and methodologies - allowing you to customise your teaching strategies to different cultures and learners

・Design an ESL Syllabus (a connected series of lessons to form a curriculum) to suit a group of learners

・Understand various forms of assessment

・Select, modify and/or design and administer assessments

・Teach English for academic purposes (e.g. for entry into University)

・Teach English for specific purposes - learn to build custom English training courses for any requirement (e.g. Business, Nursing, etc.)


Both the 10695NAT - Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and 10688NAT - Diploma of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) courses consist of theory and practical placement.

This means you don't only get the knowledge behind teaching English to speakers of other languages; you also get the hands on experience by putting what you've learnt into practice in a real life situation.

TESOL opens a world of opportunity for graduates to find teaching positions in Australia or Overseas. The LTi 10695NAT - Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and 10688NAT - Diploma of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) courses are recognised internationally as Australian government accredited courses.

To enrol in the Course there is no previous teaching experience or qualifications required. All you need is a sound level of English ability.

The TESOL Courses can be completed at one of our course locations around Australia or overseas or via Distance Learning.


2.0 Entry Requirements:

In order for you to gain entry into LTi's TESOL Courses, you need to provide evidence of a sound level of ability in written and spoken English. One of the below examples of evidence of English proficiency must be provided prior to enrolment in the course. The LTi Admissions Team will then assess if you meet the course entry requirements based on the evidence provided.


2.1 Evidence of English proficiency examples include:

・Also known as Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN), all students are to prove their competence in the English language by providing LLN evidence upon application. Some examples of LLN evidence include:

・Secondary School transcripts showing a pass level or higher at the completion of Australian senior secondary school (Year 12) or a very high level at the completion of junior secondary school (Year 10).

・Completion of a Certificate III or higher level Course in the Australian Qualification Framework (this must have been studied / completed in English).

・Enrolment in other courses of study requiring equivalent or above levels of English ability (for example a University Bachelor Degree).

・A result from an endorsed test of English proficiency (with an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent for 10695NAT - Certificate IV in TESOL entry or 6.0 for 10688NAT - Diploma of TESOL entry)

・Professional English language test qualifications:

​10695NAT - Certificate IV in TESOL Entry Requirements

​(when using English proficiency tests)

If your evidence of English proficiency is an endorsed test, then 10695NAT - Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) entrants should have an English proficiency notionally equivalent to a minimum IELTS score of 5.5. Other proficiency tests and associated scores that would indicate equivalent English proficiency may include, but not be limited to:

PTE Academic: 46

TOEIC: 700

TOEFL (paper): 525

TOEFL (CBT): 196

TOEFL(IBT): 69-70

Cambridge Exams: FCE




10688NAT - Diploma of TESOL Entry Requirements

​(when using English proficiency tests)

If your evidence of English proficiency is an endorsed test, then 10688NAT - Diploma of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) entrants should have an English proficiency notionally equivalent to a minimum IELTS score of 6.0. Other proficiency tests and associated scores that would indicate equivalent English proficiency may include, but not be limited to:

PTE Academic: 51 - 58

TOEIC: 750

TOEFL (paper): 550

TOEFL (CBT): 213

TOEFL(IBT): 79 - 80

Cambridge Exams: FCE-A




3.0 If you are unable to provide evidence of English proficiency, please contact us to discuss what options are available. You may be asked to complete an entry test or participate in an interview over the phone or face to face.


4.0 Assessment

The course is structured by a series of tasks that address the various aspects of each unit. These tasks will be completed and assessed as you progress through the course. Your trainer will give you guidance on how to complete the assessment tasks and also provide you with feedback on your assessment tasks throughout the course.

・​Unless a special exemption applies, all LTi TESOL Course students are required to submit their assessment via the LTi TESOL On-line Student System (TOSS).

The assessment is competency based. This means that you will be graded as 'competent' (C) or 'not yet competent' (NYC). If you are graded NYC you will be given another opportunity for reassessment and will be provided with specific feedback on areas needing improvement. You need to be assessed as competent in all of the assessment tasks in order to be awarded your qualification.


5.0 Course Outcomes:

The course outcomes for graduates will vary depending on existing qualifications and experience. We recommend that potential course participants research the requirements for whatever country, and particular employment opportunities that may apply by performing a job search. Click here for a Google search on ESL Teaching Jobs.

・Please note: The course is assessed holistically and students must complete all assessment for the whole course to be awarded the full qualification, except for Unit 1 - TESCIE001 -Create a culturally inclusive learning culture, and Unit 9 - TESDRF001- Develop Resource Files.

・10695NAT - Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) = all 9 Core Units and 1 Elective Unit

・10688NAT - Diploma of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) = 9 Core Units and 5 Specialisation Units


6.0 If a student withdraws from the course after completing the theory of the course, but before they have completed all practical placement, then they may be awarded a few units of competency (depending on assessment items completed).


7.0 Some potential employment opportunities involving the delivery of accredited English Courses in Australia may only be possible where the graduate also holds a Vocational Education teaching qualification such as the TAE40116 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent.


8.0 Information about your class or distance education (including start dates, close of study dates, session times, location, etc.)

・Class Locations:

As a student with us, there are no regular in-class tutorials, but we do hold web-based tutorials each month. We may hold seminars throughout the year in Tokyo, Osaka, Oita, Fukuoka, and Kagoshima. You are more than welcome to come to any seminar throughout the year.

・Distance Education:

You can complete the TESOL Certificate IV or Diploma online with the support of a qualified distance trainer to guide you through your studies.

Students are provided with around 700 pages of course materials (on-line or print version for a fee) especially written for the LTi TESOL course.

Assessment work is submitted via the LTi TESOL On-line Student System (TOSS).​ After enrolment, we shall send you the student guide to TOSS.


9. Course Duration & Study Hours

There is a  for distance learning and the time it takes a student to complete the Course will depend on such factors as:

・Ability to study

・How much time can be given to study each day or week

・English language knowledge and competence

・Past experience with any kind of teaching

・Motivation to finish the Course quickly

・Desire to do extra study and research along the way

・Other personal factors including health, family, financial and employment circumstances


10. In the past, some highly motivated students with excellent reading and writing skills have worked intensively to complete the ​Certificate IV within 4 to 6 weeks. We do not recommend `rushing through` any part of the course.


11. Unless otherwise stated in any specific Course information, LTi allows students the following maximum time to complete the Courses:

Cert IV - up to 2 years

Diploma - up to 2 and a half years

Students that need more than these maximum time frames must apply for and extension and pay an Extension Fee.


12. Practical Placement

As part of the course, you will take part in a practice teaching experience where you observe an experienced trainer teaching English to speakers of other languages and then actually plan and deliver your own English as a Second Language (ESL) lessons. This is so that you can demonstrate that you have the skills required to put the theory of the course into practice. Your teaching will be observed by a qualified ESL teacher who will be able to provide you with feedback and support to help develop your teaching ability. At the end of the course, we want you to feel confident in your ability to teach when you enter an ESL classroom.


12.1 During your practical placement you will get to:

・Observe teaching strategies and techniques

・Gather lots of ideas for your own lessons

・Know the ESL students that you will be teaching and get an idea of their current English proficiency level/s and their needs

・Test what delivery style works best for you and the ESL students you teach

・Apply what you learn in the course to real life situations

・You will teach for a minimum of 6 hours if studying the Cert.IV, or a minimum of 10 hours for the Diploma in TESOL.

If you wish to find your own place to complete your practical placement, you will need to be involved in this process and may need to take the initiative of seeking out and finding what options are available in your location. You will need to check that options you find are approved by David Robert and LTi.

In some cases you may need to be willing to do things such as:

・Travel some distance each week to the organisation that you will be doing your practical placement with.

・Take some time off from work each week or for a short period sometime during your enrolment, in order to attend your practical placement.

・You may need to allow for travel and accommodation costs if suitable situations are only located a significant distance from home.


13. All course fees MUST be paid and workbook units completed with a satisfactory result before you start your practical placement.


14. Full Time vs Part Time

Students can choose to be "Full Time" or "Part Time". However, there is no additional fee for changing from Full Time to Part Time. Also, a Part Time student may finish the Course as quickly as a Full Time student.

Based on the official hours allocated to these Australian Government accredited courses, the following times apply. Please note that students may complete the Courses in more or less time due to their ability, motivation and many other considerations (as outlined above):


・10695NAT - Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Full-time: 12 months allowing 10-15 hours per week

Part-time: 24 months allowing 2-5 hours per week


・10688NAT - Diploma of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Full-time: 18 months allowing 10-20 hours per week

Part-time: 30 months allowing 5-10 hours per week


15. Statues and Laws

David Robertson /LTI is committed to upholding relevant commonwealth, state and territories legislation with regard to its RTO activities including the principles of access and equity within our services. Our staff recognizes the rights of participants and provides information, advice and support that are consistent with Service Provision Principles.

Regardless of cultural background, gender, sexuality, disability or age, you have the right to learn in an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and are treated in a fair and considerate manner while you are involved with us.

If, at any time, you feel that any staff member is not abiding by our service provision principles then report your complaints or grievance to your supervisor / trainer or anyone in a position of responsibility within our organization. You may also complete our complaints and appeals form.

We regard the key components of client selection, enrolment and induction as central functions within the LTI service provision principles.

To assist with client selection, we provide clear information on the qualifications and courses that we offer. This includes the location of training, any required skills or knowledge and any additional training pathways.

Our enrolment process requires the completion of an enrolment form to provide LTI staff with as much relevant information as possible to ensure we provide training suitable to every individual’s needs. All information collected is confidential and subject to our privacy policy in these service provision principles.

An induction is conducted on the first day of training and these service provision principles are introduced to ensure all learners understand the information contained in the principles.


16. David Robertson /LTI provides advice, support and help for any language, literacy and numeracy assistance on request. We will also monitor the needs of our participant’s language, literacy and numeracy skills through our enrolment forms, and through the learning process.

If at any time we feel a participant is requires any language, literacy and numeracy assistance we will either provide this, refer to the appropriate specialist training organizations where required, or tailor learning and assessment materials to match learner needs.


17. In addition to the delivery of training, LTI also currently offers support in:

・RPL assessment;

・Options in learning;

Guidance on career options; one on one tutoring; Pre-course interviews, and Training needs analysis.

Our training and assessment procedures are flexible and take into account participant needs.

・We will ensure that:

All required resources for the delivery of any course are in place and maintained in good working order;

Training and assessment will only be conducted by qualified staff, and

All training and assessment will be to the nationally set standard prescribed in the relevant training package or accredited course material.

This means that training and assessment you receive with us is conducted in accordance with the national quality training framework and any qualifications you achieve with us will be recognized anywhere in Australia.


18. We will endeavor to provide welfare and guidance to all learners. This includes:

Occupational health and safety;

・Review of payment schedules when requested;

・Learning pathways and possible RPL & RCC opportunities;

・Provision for special learning needs;

・Provision for special cultural and religious needs, and

・Provision for special dietary needs.


19. Complaints

If as a student at one of our courses you have a complaint about your experience, please contact us immediately. To manage the situation the following applies:

Contact our office to see if the matter can be resolved as we are here to improve and wish that all students receive a good quality service.

If the matter cannot be resolved and/or agreed to then the matter will be forwarded onto senior management to resolve the matter.

If you are dissatisfied with the final decision made by LTI please provide a written letter to us of this dissatisfaction for our review & return within 7 days and if you are still not satisfied you have the right to take the matter to an external party such as ASQA or the Queensland Ombudsmen.

We have a documented procedure that covers any appeals, complaints or grievances. Should you have an appeal, complaint or grievance contact your LTI facilitator, our reception or a member of our management team for more detailed information.

To ensure all participants receive equal opportunities and gain the maximum from their time with us, these rules apply to all people that attend any of our sessions. Any person(s) displaying dysfunctional or disruptive behaviour may be asked to leave the session and/or the course.


20. Dysfunctional behaviour may include:

・Continuous interruptions to the trainer whilst delivering the course content,

・Smoking in non-smoking areas,

・Being disrespectful to other participants,

・Harassment by using offensive language,

・Sexual harassment,

・Acting in an unsafe manner that places themselves and others at risk,

・Continued absence at required times.

・Any person who is asked to leave a session or course has the right of appeal through our appeals process.


21. All LTI staff and contractors have been inducted in their responsibilities for our access and equity principles. Our staff acts in accordance with our service provision principles and all participants are made aware of their rights and responsibilities. All participants have access to all courses that we conduct irrespective of gender, culture, linguistic background, race, or disability.


22. Payments:

Payments are to be made to our Japan Post bank account in the name of David Robertson. We give students an invoice all banking details after applying. If students wish to pay by PayPal, debit, or credit card, payments go to David Robertson, ABN (Australian Business Number) 36 339 516 584.


All PayPal and debit/ credit card payments will be recorded in Australian Dollars (AUD$). Before issuing the receipt, the Japanese Yen total amount will be exchanged into Australian Dollars (AUD$).


After you have entered all your details into the application form, you will be taken to a payment page. You are to select "request alternate payment method". In the comment box, please add: "Payment to DCR Japan". We will send you an invoice after enrolment.


All payments must be received before you graduate and receive your certificate or diploma.


23. Refunds

Students are advised to ensure that they are familiar with the specific Payment and Refund Information for their particular Course and mode of study prior to enrolling.


24. Centrelink (For Australian students)

Subject to Centrelink's assessment of individual circumstances, Australian students may be eligible for Youth Allowance, Austudy, ABSTUDY and Pensioner Education Supplement payments. Students need to apply to Centrelink with the course details.


25. Course Resources

The Course Fee covers a full TESOL Training Suite which is described in detail on the TESOL Resources page.

Please note: LTi have a policy of retaining all assessment submitted by students. Therefore, if students have submitted their answers in the Workbooks provided by LTi they will need to return their Workbooks containing the completed assessment to their trainer who will provide them to LTi for record keeping purposes at the end of the course.


26. Possible Additional Fees

・Extension Fee

The close of study date varies for each class location depending on the duration and intensity of the course. The close of study date is specified on the relevant class information page (i.e. Distance Learning page or one of the Course Locations pages). If you are unsure of your close of study date, please contact us.

If for any reason an extension is required, you can apply for one by completing a Extension Application Form. Extensions will incur an additional fee which may range from 30,000 yen for 3 months up to the full course fee (depending on circumstances)*


27. Document Reissue Fee

A Document Reissue fee will apply in the event that a student requests the reissue of a Certificate, or Competency Transcript, or Statement of Attainment issued by LTi that they had previously received. The Reissue Fee is 10,000 yen.

*All details are subject to change at any notice.


28. Student Handbook

Language Training Institute is a division of Universal Education and Training Ltd (UNET), Registered Training Organisation provider number 30173.

Students are required to read the UNET Student Handbook prior to enrolment.

If you have any questions about the handbook or any of the polices or procedures outlined in the Student Handbook, then please contact us. We'll be happy to answer any question that you have.

・Student Handbook: Please email us for the handbook.


29. Enrolment Terms and Conditions

By enrolling in an LTi course or program a binding agreement shall arise between you and Language Training Institute which shall be governed by the relevant education authorities.

By accepting these conditions you agree to the policies and procedures outlined in the Student Handbook.

By accepting these conditions you agree to pay the course fees for the course you have selected under this agreement according to the Payment and Refund Policy.

By accepting these conditions you agree to the course details (time-frame, start and close of study dates, location, session times, etc.) specified on the relevant class information page (e.g. Distance Learning page or one of the Course Locations pages), noting that they may be subject to reasonable change. If you are unsure of any of these details, please contact LTi.

It is your responsibility to be aware of your course completion date and to submit all assessment or apply for an extension prior to this date.

If you are under 18 years of age, LTi will only process your Enrolment Form once it has been signed by your parent or guardian. By signing the LTi Enrolment Form, your parent or guardian agrees to be bound by the terms contained herein and shall become legally responsible for all payments to LTi with respect to your course.


30. The LTi course fee does not cover postage to LTi, nor any materials that are not listed for a course.


31. By accepting these conditions, you agree that for record keeping purposes, LTi will retain a copy of your assessment. If you wish to keep a copy of your assessment, you agree to make a copy prior to submission and take responsibility for any copying cost incurred. LTi will accept soft of hard copies of assessment in place of originals providing that the copy is readable.


32. It is your responsibility to notify LTi in writing of any change to your contact details including; postal address, email address, daytime contact number or mobile phone number. This can be done by completing the Change of Details Form.


33. The TESOL Made Practical For All Situations Textbook and TESOL Study and Practice Teaching Guide which LTi provides to you, shall become your property. However, the content of the Course Materials, including copyright and all other such intellectual property rights contained therein, remain the property of LTi. You may not reproduce for commercial purposes any part of the course or course Materials without the prior written consent of LTi.


34. You are responsible for making practical placement attendance arrangements in consultation with your trainer.


35. Upon receipt of your enrolment, evidence of English proficiency, deposit and upfront payment or payment plan, LTi agrees to:

a. Supply to you all materials listed for your course;

b. Provide you with access to classes and/or an allocated trainer (depending on delivery type);

c. Assess your competence (through assessment work or evidence of Recognition of Prior Learning);

d. Answer academic and non-academic queries you may raise about your course in a timely fashion.


36. TESOL Schedule: http://bit.ly/TSLSCHE

・For Diploma of TESOL students, units 11,12,13, and 14 can be handed in at any time after completion of the first ten units.

If students need to redo a unit, they can hand that unit in during times allowed as stated in the TESOL schedule.


37. Marking of workbooks is done usually in the 4th week of each month.

38. Test training is NOT part of the TESOL courses, this is extra training we give all TESOL graduates after graduation at no extra cost.

38.1 During preparation for your practical placement, you can use test training content as lesson material.


39. Employment (non) guarantee


We cannot guarantee employment, it is illegal to guarantee employment in Japan unless you are the representative recruiter of the company applying for work through.


Your best bet to landing a job in Japan is to follow these guidelines:

・From the United States, United Kingdom. Canada. Australia, or New Zealand

・A graduate from an Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, U.K, or U.S university.

・Completed your ASQA accredited Cert.IV or Diploma of TESOL.

・Aged under 30 years old.

・Go to interviews in a suit and tie (Very big issue in Japan).

・Have your original birth certificate.

・Have no criminal record.

・Have no medical issues verified by medical reports.

・Willing to take the first job offer received.


Your first year will be the time to `bunker down` and learn how to fit in to Japan. In your second year, we will dedicate our time to getting you set up in your own test training service if you wish to do so.


For jobs in Japan information, check out: http://bit.ly/2SkHdlE


40. Accommodation in Beppu:

Business Hotel: http://www.hotelfujiyoshi.jp/online.html

Station Hotel: http://www.station-hotels.com/room.html#cs

Capsule Hotel: http://beppu-g-palace.com/


41. Accommodation in Tokyo and other parts of Japan:

It is recommended to stay at Sakura House: https://www.sakura-house.com/


42. Fees 

Cert. IV in TESOL: 10,000 yen x 19 payments


Diploma of TESOL: 50,000 first payment, then 10,000 yen x 19 payments.


(The yen amount will be converted to Australian Dollars if using PayPal, debit, or credit card)


All fees must be received before start of your practical placement.


All fees must be received before issue of your certificate.


We are not responsible for booking a hotel for you. We can do this if you ask us but please give us one month`s notice.


If you agree with all terms and conditions, please email us for the online application form: admin@tesoljapan.com or fill in the form right now: http://bit.ly/LTiENROL


Send us your contact details, resume, university transcripts, and a contact phone number. 


Disclaimer: David Robertson [ABN 36 339 516 584] has partnered with Language Training Institute (LTi), a division of Universal Education and Training (UNET). UNET is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), RTO No. 30173. Once a student receives a satisfactory result for all required assessment tasks, a competent (C) outcome will be awarded for the entire unit. Once a student has completed all units, the practical placement, and made all payments owing, they shall receive their award. Note: LTi is not associated with English Key or any other service offered by David Robertson.