ICTE is one of Australia’s leaders in the field of English teacher training and professional development and has over 20 years experience in the design and delivery of a broad range of pre-service certificate programs, in-service professional development programs, language teaching management and leadership training as well as school governance and administration professional development programs.

Specialist trainers

ICTE program participants benefit from the Institute’s highly skilled, professional training team, all of whom hold postgraduate qualifications in TESOL and/or Applied Linguistics.

ICTE trainers have extensive English teaching and teacher training experience as well as specialist knowledge and expertise relevant to a wide range of teaching contexts, methodologies and learner goals.  

Quality programs

Our programs are highly practical and apply language learning theory and methodology to real classroom-based practice, ensuring that content is relevant to your own teaching context to help you directly apply what you are learning to your own classroom situation.

ICTE continually invests in curriculum renewal and materials development to ensure that our teacher training and professional development programs are of the highest quality.

State-of-the-art teaching and learning environment

ICTE programs are delivered in an award-winning teaching and learning environment on the UQ St Lucia campus in Brisbane, the state-capital of sub-tropical Queensland.

The Institute’s purpose-built training premises are equipped with state-of-the-art teaching and learning technology, quality Internet and computing facilities, a self-access Learning Centre and spacious break-out and self-study areas.


ICTE is a comprehensive teaching and learning institution that has the resources, skills and flexibility to offer a comprehensive range of customised English teacher training programs


ICTE is:

  • Registered with the Australian Government Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for International Students (CRICOS)
  • Accredited by the National English Language Training Accreditation System (NEAS), established to uphold high standards of service provision in English Language Teaching in Australia
  • A member of English Australia (EA), the national peak body and professional association for the English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) sector of international education
  • An award winning Institute.

ICTE accreditation and awards