Hi there. I have been teaching in the UK for 2 years and completed a 3 year BEd primary degree. Will I have to retrain in Australia or can I teach in Perth using my qualification I got in UK? Many thanks. Ross :)
I cant answer your question but thought i would bump it up for you as someone else ( hopefully) will
No you wont be able to teach in Perth with your qualifications. Teachers in Australia require 4 year training these days so you will either need to retrain completely or to do a fourth year somewhere.
Ahh I see thank you. The BEd course I took used to be the 4 year but they reduced it to 3 years. I didn't think they offer the 4 years training anywhere anymore? I've given up my permanent contract in the UK for teaching in Auz so I'm hoping it's possible!!! :)
You will need four years of university education to be allowed to teach anywhere in Australia.
As you already have a Bachelor of Education, then you would need to do a Masters for one year or even do a graduate certificate in an area you interested in such as special needs or early childhood. Either is fine as long as you are based at the university.There are one or two universities that still offer an add on year for three year trained teachers.
Also you will need your degree assessed by the overseas qualification unit in Perth. Then after you have completed the fourth year of study you can then apply to WACOT to become a registered teacher here.
There are hundreds of teachers looking for positions here and it is extremely hard to get a job in the city areas, let alone ever get permanency.There are more positions available in remote areas.
Last edited by Sammy1; 08-09-2012 at 03:58 PM.