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  1. Hi! So I’ve done research into emigrating to Western Australia as a Primary School Teacher, and based on their migration website, I have a couple of questions. I’m not sure which visa would be more applicable, 189 or 190. Am I right to think I have to gain the qualification in WA to use the Graduate stream? Also, it requires 3 years experience post-qualification to meet the requirements for the Primary Teacher criteria. Is this after the PGCE is obtained? Or if I can teach after my degree (possibly through QTS) and before the PGCE, will this be acceptable as experience? I know the QTS isn’t recognised in Australia but wondered if the experience gained would qualify as it would be after the bachelor degree was obtained. I’d really like some information or peoples experiences with similar routes before deciding on which degree route to take! thank you kindly
  2. HanW

    Potential family of 3 move

    Thank you! I’m doing primary as that’s always been the dream - I was always scared of going to uni and ‘missing out’ on life experiences outside of education, but after 2.5 years in Oz, a wonderful partner and baby girl on the way, I feel I have a lot of experience to put into my work - and hopefully it well get us to where we want to be!
  3. HanW

    Potential family of 3 move

    I have decided to just go ahead and start my teacher training - something I wish I’d done years ago but finally feel settled and ready enough to commit to! Done research into requirements to teach in WA/visas to apply for just in case we do decide that’s where we’d like to go, but feel this is a good career to have whether staying here in England or moving to a different country.
  4. HanW

    Potential family of 3 move

    Thank you very much! I keep an eye on the rules changing, and the forever changing list of occupations - it amazes me how a job can make the list then a couple of weeks later has been taken off! I originally went on a working holiday and then chose to do a student visa, I attained a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery at TAFE. I was in Australia when they abolished the 457 visa so that kind of threw me, as a lot of people I spoke to said that was the best visa after a student visa. So I think once baby is here I’ll aim to gain more experience in cookery - and hopefully my partner can gain experience in a desired occupation as he never completed education so has never had formal qualifications.
  5. HanW

    Potential family of 3 move

    Hi! I have been back in England a year after around 2.5 years living in WA - I loved it but unfortunately couldn’t afford to stay and headed back home. I am incredibly glad I did however, as I met my amazing partner and we’re now expecting our first baby together. However, I really want to move back, and my partner is all for a change of scenery and lifestyle (I’m fairly certain the lifestyle over there is better suited to him than here is). Our aim is to move before our little one turns 5 and is in mainstream education - so we have a few years yet! We’re both willing to attain new qualifications/experience in new areas to match skilled visa jobs and requirements as at present we’re both just hospitality workers. How easy would this be? Has anybody else been in a similar situation? Any help or advice would be amazing! Thank you :)