Comparing programs

UniTEFL now offers the Training and Placement (TAP) program on behalf of MediaKids, an internship-styled job placement that subsidises your TEFL training. There are pros and cons to both routes for entry into the TEFL world, outlined below.  Both correctly qualify you with the TEFL International certification, with equal opportunities. Which one you end up with depends on your qualifications and preferences.

 The TAP ProgramStandard 120-hour course
CertificationTEFL InternationalTEFL International
WhenApril and OctoberRegular course through the year
JobGuaranteed beforehandJob placement assistance
CriteriaBy selectionOpen to all
LocationProvincial townsYour choice
PeriodOne term commitmentNot bound
Pay packageUS$1,000 startingUS$1,000-1,300 starting
AgeUnder 50All ages
QualificationsDegree holdersAnyone
Cost$1200 'commitment fee'$1,490 basic enrolment
Recommended for whom?Young graduates with limited experience living abroad in need of a managed solution, and willing to work in rural schools.Those who don't fit the TAP requirements, older, more independent, preferring the freedom to choice their own jobs and locations/country