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  1. benj1980

    Job Market Perth WA

    Walk around and talk to peopled in shops/bars. People do advertise within their businesses for staff.
  2. benj1980

    WA Driving licence

    People get Australian driving licences on Working Holiday Visas so I don't see why not! A friend of mine was planning to travel around Australia and found that getting a licence reduced his insurance premium. That was in NT some ten years ago though...
  3. benj1980

    Teachers Moving or Living in Australia

    @Suziedoll Come to WA, we are always looking for good teachers! If you go north or south of Perth there is work.
  4. Red wine is the answer to everything
  5. It seems to be the most popular occupation in Australia! We have many Phys Ed qualified teachers who are sharing a little Phys Ed but are teaching science. As you teach at a six form college what age range did you train in?
  6. benj1980

    Why am i reading so many "moving back to the UK posts??

    I was convinced it would be the best place to live. I did visit but it only confirmed what I thought! Always lots of factors to consider including timing, job prospects, funds, family ties, flexibility, personalities etc...
  7. benj1980

    Why am i reading so many "moving back to the UK posts??

    I still only know of one family that have gone back. This was due to being on the dreaded 457 visa and it all going wrong, therefore not their choice. I thought one other family were heading back to the UK but they went back for a holiday and changed their minds completely! We all have our views...
  8. Enjoy your trip, it's changed in the couple of years that I have been here so you'll see big changes!
  9. benj1980

    Australia's economy is a house of cards

    Will Peking Duck become a local delicacy?
  10. benj1980

    Amazon has opened it's doors

    I can't see a guaranteed next day delivery 500km inland for a while! Nice to see Australia catching up!
  11. benj1980

    Australia's economy is a house of cards

    It is clear from the very long article that Australia needs to diversify, I'm just wondering how long this has been talked about and what has been the outcome? I think a lot of the article is waffle and very much one persons opinion. That said we are too dependent on China and I guess this has been a marriage of convenience for a long time now so it's hard to break!
  12. benj1980

    Teacher registration in Australia

    You need a visa before teacher registration, don't you? There are a few alternative tests other than IELTS these days but I'm not sure whether you mean passing AITSL or having a suitable level of English for additional points in terms of a visa application.
  13. benj1980

    Australian animal most likely to kill you

    And they hurt if they fall on your toe!
  14. benj1980

    Best wishes to the Pom queen

    Get well soon!
  15. They have level 3 certificates over here. http://www.southmetrotafe.wa.edu.au/courses/certificate-iii-education-support You can get credit for previous experience and courses undertaken so you may find you cut down the length of time to complete the course.