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    School holidays in perth

    Term one in Perth is from the end of January,/beginning of February, it is also the start of the new school year. I have attached the 2020 school year dates for you. Also, schools have their development days at different points of the year. Sometimes at the beginning of term, sometimes in the middle, it depends on the decision taken by the school leadership team and school board.
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    AITSL requirements

    The Masters will not count as it is the actual supervised (practicum) teaching days that count . If your teaching practicums shows a range of early childhood ages being taught then it should be fine. However, I got the impression that yours only extended down to five years old and not below that age - that's the real potential issue. Please take professional advice before submitting, do not rely on posters here.
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    AITSL requirements

    Yes, quite a few years ago I needed a transcript but as one was not available my old uni provided a letter detailing the course, subjects studied and years attended. It was enough. However, you may face a potential issue if you are applying for early childhood based on a primary school qualification. They are quite specific with requirements here for early childhood visa purposes.
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    Teachers Moving or Living in Australia

    All WA government schools require the Professional Standards to be addressed in the application (it's part of the criteria), if they are not, then they cannot be considered or shortlisted. I have attached the link for those that need help or do not understand. https://www.aitsl.edu.au/teach/standards
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    Teachers Moving or Living in Australia

    Nearly all government schools in WA are now independent, this means they choose their own staff, unlike the old central office placing system. They all advertise on the WA jobs portal. You must make sure to address the AITSL standards. I have sat on selection panels and interviewed candidates, and without those necessary additions, your application cannot even be considered. Many schools also mention their business plan and key priorities which you would be very wise to address if you want your application to stand out. The days of going remote or rural to gain permanency and then transfer it to a city school are long gone. For relief work, the personal touch is always best. Drop into schools that you are interested in, meet admin (deputy or principal) hand over your resume. A lot of schools now use an online booking system/apps, so find out what app the school uses and try to get signed into that. Short term contracts often arise from relief work, so it is worth making the effort.
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    Teachers Moving or Living in Australia

    Australian graduates also need four years of university education to gain teacher registration. You will need to do one more year of study. However, if you wish to qualify as a special ed teacher then you will need to make sure the course involves actual teaching (practicum days) in a school.
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    School years

    She won't be going back a year, this is a different country and each state or territory has different cut off dates for year levels. The schools will recommend (insist) that you follow the rules.
  8. It can't be changed as such, you need to get is assessed by the qualifications unit to determine if it is equivalent to the ones here.
  9. Consult one of the migration agents that post on this forum. If he arrives on a tourist visa and is married to you, immigration may well think that you are planning to apply for a visa onshore for him to stay. That's ignoring the fact that he already has a re-entry ban. Best advice is really to consult a professional to formulate a realistic plan.
  10. Great, but in that case why are they asking you to research sponsorship opportunities (as per your original post) if they are already old hands at doing it?
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    Unfortunately, dyslexia is still not adequately supported in a number of public schools (in my state at least). It's not what I am supposed to say, but it is the truth. Schools certainly have education assistants who have been funded to work with individual children, however, the truth is that they are used with a number of children in the class who do not receive funding - the parents of course do not know this. Classes are too big and teachers overstretched with a growing number of special needs students without support. The training of new teachers does not adequately address dyslexia. The result is that we have young grads with no idea or even support from their administrators. Teachers spend more and more time on paperwork and the collection of data, rather than being able to do their jobs and teach.
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    2018, is type of discrimination still allowed?

    Sounds like it is for a school as it refers to students. I would take it that it is a private/religious school? They can set their own rules it seems. A private school in my state recently sacked a teacher for being gay. I thought that kind of discrimination would not be allowed in 2018, however, it apparently it is because it is both a private and religious school.
  13. I answered your job query above in a previous comment. If you have thousands to pounds to spend, then yes you can study here as an international student to become a lawyer. We don't have the type of apprenticeship that you talk about, if we did they would only be open to citizens and permanent residents, not 18 year old girlfriends of Australian citizens. Looks like a WHV is the best option for you as you can stay here for two years. You will not be eligible for any type of student loan here until you become a citizen.
  14. The only visas currently available to you are the whv (working holiday visa) or student visa. To become a lawyer in Australia you will need to attend university. Just so that you are aware, the fees would run into many thousands of pounds for you as an international student. Law is highly competitive to enter and the tuition is higher than some other courses. After completion of the course, there is absolutely no guarantee that you will be able to work here visa wise. However, if by that stage you are still with your boyfriend, you can apply for the partner defacto visa if you meet the eligibility requirements.
  15. I would seriously speak to a migration agent, sounds somewhat dodgy.