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  1. JRC

    Are we being misled?

    I am currently using Smith-Jones migration consultant. She is Mara and was recommended to me by a family friend who used her a few years back. I don’t see her on here but she is very thorough and honest even before asking for any money!
  2. JRC

    Teacher registration

    I realise that each state has their own Teacher registration board but for SA you can’t get fully registered until you complete a full days safeguarding training (only available in SA) but you can get your qualifications assessed by the SA TRB before applying and they provide a certificate as evidence that your qualifications meet the requirements. I didn’t need to have this before applying for the 489 for SA but my migration agent recommended that I had this ASAP in order to avoid any hiccups down the line and also show that I have looked into work opportunities in SA.
  3. You definitely need four years of higher education relating to teaching and if you want to apply for the SEN teacher route then you will need to prove that you have experience in this field - work experience not just placements. You also need proof that you have undertook a minimum of 45 days work experience on your education course(s). I only know this because I am currently going through the early childhood route and had your predicament of three years BA Primary Ed with QTS and have then gone and done an early years PGCE (I chose this rather than a masters degree because I have been working mostly in early years since gaining QTS so thought the EYTS would be useful for my career in the UK too anyway). But when applying for skills assessment and the EOI (through an agent) I have had to provide proof that I have work experience in the early years sector as well as my placement days. I also then needed to provide this evidence when applying for the SA Teachers Registration Board Qualification Assessment. I hope this is helpful.
  4. E2 Language on YouTube are free and give really helpful advice. I paid for the E2 language basic membership before doing the PTE test too - mainly because I was determined not to have to pay to resit it after attempting the IELTS one numerous times. I managed to pass the PTE one no problem but definitely think it was down to the revision beforehand.
  5. JRC

    AITSL wait time.

    Wowzers! How annoying!!!
  6. PTE is not an ‘easier’ test than the IELTS it is however a much more professional atmosphere when you’re undertaking the test and more fairly marked (computer based as opposed to a person). I undertook the IELTS three times and each time received 8 or above (usually 9) in reading, listening and speaking but 7.5 each time in writing. Yesterday I undertook the PTE and scored 90 (equivalent of 9 in IELTS). Clearly the IELTS’ subjective marking approach is failing test takers unfairly. What’s also unfair is that IELTS do not give specific feedback as to why your score was below par. Overall I would recommend PTE, not because it’s easier or because I received the desired score but because it’s a fairer system.
  7. JRC

    AITSL wait time.

    My agent submitted my skills assessment the week before Christmas 2018 and we received a positive skills assessment back in February2019. We weren’t asked to provide any more evidence but the agent ha asked for everything but the kitchen sink before we submitted lol! We have however got another hiccup as I have turned 33 between this and now lost the much needed points.