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  1. g_CS_teacher

    AITSL Skills Assessment Aus

    Hi all, I am a School Direct SCITT trained teacher with 8 years experience in the UK. I am relocating to Sydney in December. While my training university does not provide a transcript and certificate, they have written two letter. One titles “transcript” and details of the course and another explaining the course, my pass and 120 days supervised teaching. Does anybody know whether this might be accepted by AITSL without a formal certificate? Many thanks.
  2. LFrance

    Northampton PGCE Top Up Course

    Has anyone ever been successful with an AITSL skills assessment having completed the Northampton PGCE top up course? TRBWA have recommended the course and said they recognise it but AITSL have information on their website that they often do not accept Top Up courses for PGCE as the initial teacher training completed is not a recognised programme. I have QTS gained via school direct. I have academic transcript of the course as well as a letter from the university stating that I did 120 days placement of supervised teaching practice. Any help is appreciated as I need to know whether to go ahead with this course.
  3. Hello all, Am looking into getting AITSL to recognise my teaching qualification. Does anyone have a template for the observed teaching letter from the university? Or any advice as what to it should say? The uni have (finally) got back in touch and have agreed to do it and before I reply with what to write I would appreciate any advice anyone has. Many thanks!! :)
  4. Hi everyone I currently living in Melbourne, and soon to study under Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood ( a 1 year full time course). After a year i will have to do skill assessment but then i realised the IELTS requirement is impossible to obtain. Then i saw Criterion 1 ------------------------------ An AITSL skills assessment can consider qualifications that are: completed in any of the six listed English speaking countries that results in award of a qualification; of at least one year full-time study duration; and comparable to the educational level of an Australian bachelor degree (Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7) or higher. Please note that to fulfil the study option of the English Language criterion (Option 1), your total study must equal four full years in any of the six listed English speaking countries and this study must include a recognised initial teacher education qualification. All components of the initial teacher education qualification including supervised teaching practice must be completed in one or more of the six countries listed. ------------------------------ Well i did a Bachelor in Design - Animation and interactive ( 3 years course) and graduated back in 2015, then went back to my home country, not until now in 2022 that i decided to come back to Melbourne for visa 190/491 with PR in mind. But im worried because the bachelor is 7-8 yrs old, i dont know if its going to be a problem and whether AITSL will request me to take the IELTLS. Do you think i can dodge the IELTS bullet? Plz let me know ur opinions Thanks all
  5. Rick2021

    Teachers: AITSL and SES

    Hello, Looking to learn from all teachers who have dealt with AITSL. I am hearing from many places that the SES from AITSL is not important, and that we can submit our experience documents to immigration as and when we get invited. Can anyone who has gone through the complete process validate this claim please? Thank you and much appreciated.
  6. My wife and I are two teachers who started the AITSL process and TOEFL process back in September. My wife's AITSL has come through as passed (she's the main applicant as shes been teaching for 15 years) and has also completed the TOEFL English test. My AITSL wanted further info which I have now provided and I should hear from them in early April/late March. My question is we were thinking of applying on the 491 and really want to head to WA to teach, however I'm now hearing we cant do this now? Please can someone confirm and if true what other options do we have?
  7. Hello everyone Please can someone help me with my Skills Assessment applicaton to AITSL. I am a secondary teacher with 3 years experience, I completed my PGCE with a University alongside doing a SCITT with a teacher training organisation at the same time. It was a joint course where the university and the teacher training organisation worked together. I completed my PGCE which consisted of three modules each worth 20 credits and my supervised teaching practice (45 days plus) at a secondary school was completed through the SCITT. I am worried I will not be accepted by the AITSL as my 45 days + surpervised teaching practice was not completed wthin the PGCE but within the SCITT. After checking the AITLS website it says that they require a transcript from the University outlining my supervised teaching practice. I have this from the Teacher Training Organisation who ran my SCITT but not the University who provided the PGCE as they wont provide me with one. Has anyone had any experience of completing their skills assessment witihin the same circumstances or have any advice they can give me? Thanks
  8. Guest


    Hi Guys, I have a PGCEI, from the University of Sunderland, which was basically the same as a regular a PGCE course but the 12 week teaching practice was not done in UK, hence was not given QTS. I'm considering migrating to Australia and was wondering whether, PGCEI is recognised by AITSL? even though it doesn't have QTS status, its contend is the same and has more than 45 days of supervised teaching.
  9. Hellos guys, I'm new to this site but I urge some help please. I have applied for a migration assessment with AITSL and my file, as far as I know, had all required documents: bachelor's degree five years, teaching practice certificate 30 days +30 days making 60 in my last year of studies, ietls with the right score and many other letters from uni which I requested to make it clear how uni works here in my country. Also I have sent the syllabus of the the Professional practice since this was a course in the last year. All papers were signed stamped by principals and authorities and all. I even hired a Mara agent to make sure everything was going right. Good money I have spent. Now my question is, it's been nearly 3 weeks and AITSL already sent the mail saying my assessment is now complete. I'll be getting the official outcome next week through the lawyer. My big question is how come THEY TOOK SO LITTLE TIME? IS IT A BAD SIGN?? IS IT STH GOOD?? HAS ANYONE HAD THE RESULTS IN SUCH A VERY SHORT TIME?? PLEASE ID LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT UR EXPERIENCE, I'M GOING CRAZY. I asked a few people and they told me that aitsl usually get in touch with you when sth is wrong or need more explanation. In my case, they haven't even replied to one mail my lawyer sent about the change of director in my uni. I mean my uni assigned another person to be the new director but she could have verify any information too. So we sent an email and they never reply and now they say the outcome is ready. Please help
  10. I'm looking for an experienced agent to speak with to help put together an application with the AITSL.
  11. I have a ProfGCE, which I got through doing the GTP training with a university. The AITSL says on their site the GTP is not accepted, which I thought is definitive however, I've noticed on another forum someone a couple of years ago with a ProfGCE got a positive skills assessment. I wonder if anyone else has managed this and what you had to provide? I have more than 3 years teaching experience and a bachelor's degree. Just not sure about when they say transcripts from ITE as the ProfGCE doesn't have transcripts. Any experience will be really great to hear!
  12. Hi Everyone, I currently live and work in Sydney on a temporary working visa. In addition to that, I am doing a 1 year Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood) from the University of Southern Queensland. The GradDip has 60 days professional supervised practice in it. I was wondering if anyone has done this course/similar course recently and was successful in getting AITSL skills assessment? In the recent years, a lot of Grad Dip programs have been closed down around Australia due to some changes in the teacher registration process so I am a bit worried that I won't be able to get positive outcome. And yeah, I also have a 3 year bachelors degree in business. I'll be glad for any help. Thank you!
  13. Hi everyone, I want to apply for AITSL assessment but my Bachelor's Degree from Spain is a 3 year course. I also have a 2 year pre-university (and post high school) related degree but the fact is that it wasn't taught at uni so I guess it might be consider a VET or Advanced Diploma. I've been working 12 years in the US as a primary and middle school teacher and I didn't have any problem when did the degree equivalence in the US as I was granted a bachelor's degree. Is there any posibility that AITSL accepts my 3 year degree if I show them proof of all my experience? I was even thinking to send them my official credential evaluation report from the US agency that autheticated my transcripts. Sorry guys I guess this is an uncommon scenario but this is my situation. I'm already in Australia with a student visa (my wife is the studying a full Bachelor's degree at uni) and would like to apply for PR so we won't have to pay those extremely high international student fees for the full degree. In case I can't work it our with AITSL I might give NZ a try since from what I've been reading they accept an overseas 3 year degree. Thanks a lot! Cheers! Diego
  14. I am gathering my documents for my skills assessment with AITSL. I have everything except the transcript for my PGCE. I have contacted the University and they do not have a copy in their archives. They have no record of my module results. I do have the PGCE certificate. I qualified in 2001. So there is no way I am will have a copy!!! Help is there any way around this to get my skills assessment done?? I have contacted AITSL be reply yet. thank you sarah
  15. missbell88


    So... after chasing my PGCE uni for final transcripts they’ve finally admitted they never produced them and have to formulate one due to number of students requesting them, this will take 10 WEEKS- I want to submit and EOI before Christmas! I spoke to AITSL last week before I knew this and they responded with ‘AITSL May consider a statement from the awarding institutions explains why the transcripts are not avaliable.’ Has anyone had a successful assessment with this?
  16. Hello, Just to set the scene... I am a Secondary school teacher working in the UK. I have 10 years of teaching experience, a BSC degree, a PGCE and management experience. I am married to an Australian National and we have three children. We are looking to migrate to Australia within the next six to nine months. Initially I thought that the spouse Visa would be the most suitable, however, after contacting the immigration offices it appears that they are currently taking 10-14 months to process, which is simply too long. So I am now looking into the skilled independent working Visa (189). I am aware that before I can submit the EOI, or complete the Skillselect form, I need to obtain a 'Suitable Skills Assessment' for teaching. So I started to fill out the AITSL form for Secondary school teachers. I can get certified copies of all of the documents they require but I am slightly stumped by the 'Supervised teaching practice' document. This document was not one which was provided by my PGCE course and it seems counter-intuitive to ask for proof of 45 days in-class teaching when I could get my current principal to certify the 10 years worth of teaching!? It seems very strange to me that the form doesn't even ask for current employment status or actual teaching experience. Am I even filling out the correct Visa? Any help or assistance would be greatly appreciated, Tom
  17. I need some help with this, I have a bachelor degree from Australia and now I am doing a graduate diploma in Early childhood teacher in Australia as well, now this course is approved by ACEQUA but it is not on the list of Accredited courses by AITSL. I wondering if I will have a positive assessment from AITSL since I am eligible to get registration to work as an early childhood teacher in Australia. Also, on AITSL's website it says something about Initial Teacher Qualification and I am having a hard time understanding the whole things. Has anyone gone through this? if Yes please help me out since if its not gonna work out Im gonna be wasting $24k for nothing! Cheers
  18. I received an email today from AITSL to say that my assessment has ben processed and will be posted to me. It doesn't actually state if it was successful or not, has anybody any experience of this? I kind of expected they would say it was successful or that I would get asked for more information if it wasn't to be successful. any help would be appreciated
  19. TeacherSkel

    A long shot...

    I’m planning to apply for a 189 as an Early Childhood Teacher (I have a 3 year Early Years undergrad with QTS degree and will finish my MA in Early Childhood Education in August). I can’t submit my info to AITSL until Jan 2018 for my skills assessment, as I won’t receive my MA transcript and certificate until then. I also (randomly) completed 1 year of a BA in English Lit in the 1990s. So, here’s the question: could that 1 year be counted towards the 4 years of university study? If so, I could use that with my undergrad and, rather than waiting until next Jan, I could get my skills assessed and submit an EOI much sooner. I know it’s a long shot and am thinking that I probably can’t count it, as it didn’t result in a qualification (as I dropped out). Just thought I’d ask, as others may have been in the same situation. Thanks ??
  20. Hello! I would like to share my story about the application for my skill assessment with AITSL (Secondary School Teacher). Normally, it \takes 10 weeks to process and I have researched that most of the other applicants received their results in the 10th week. The fastest i could saw was 6 weeks. My case: - AITSL received my application on 11th Dec 2017. - AITSL completed my application on 5th Jan 2018. - Received the mail on 10th Jan 2018. Well.. excluded the Christmas holiday I only waited for 3 weeks to have my application finalised!!! Thanks God!!! I was shocked when i received the email about the completion of my application on the 5th. I wanted to let everyone know that the time frame seems to be quicker I wish you all have a quick result too!
  21. Bran

    AITSL Turnaround

    For those interested, our skills assessment was received by AITSL on 07 August, and just had word that the decision will be posted this week. 5 week turnaround much shorter than the 10 expected!
  22. Phil23green

    AITSL Secondary School Teacher

    To those who by chance opened this post, your help is appreciated. I am a graduate of secondary education major in english and have succesfully obtained the necessary score for IELTS. My only question is about the qualification in AITSL where it says: i. ITE ii. Other higher education qualification I studied for four years, where ITE is included plus the supervised teaching but the "ii. Other higher..." confused me. Does this mean I have to get a masters degree? Your help will be needed for this journey I am taking. Thanks a lot.
  23. Hi everyone I am part-way through the aitsl process for secondary teacher and my application is with them. However, they have emailed to request a document I have already sent them - it was an original from my university on headed paper, personally signed and stamped. I was in the position to be able to send an original as I had two copies anyway. The exact info they ask for in the email is contained on the document they have Can anyone clarify whether they accept originals too? I have scoured their site and all it states is that certified and originals are not returned - implying they do accept originals? Confused. Please help.
  24. Hi there Has anyone got their skills assessment back more quickly than 10 weeks from final documents? They have been ultra pedantic about my documents, e.g. After 5 weeks, saying that my Uni docs saying "postgraduate diploma of teaching (secondary) includes 60 days teaching practice" wasn't sufficient to show my teaching practice and asking me for another letter from Uni. I'm already registered with VIT but this doesn't seem to speed it up any. I'm concerned my current visa is due to expire soon and I won't get to lodge my new application in time. Does anyone have any hints or knowledge about getting it processed more quickly or if it sometimes takes less than ten weeks? i have everything else else ready to submit my EOI and just waiting on this...... thanks
  25. Yolo87

    Student visa - help please!!

    Hi all, I am hoping that some of you out there can offer me some advice! I am a qualified Primary school teacher and want to make the move to Oz. I have already been on a whv so that isn't an option for me. Primary teaching isn't on the SOL, so on a whim I applied to AITSL to have my skills assessed as a Pre-Primary teacher. I got a 'not suitable' outcome because my studies didn't have a sufficient focus on the early years. What my plan is now is...... go to Australia on a student visa and do a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, to hopefully make up the the deficit in my learning on the early years and then get my skills assessed again and hopefully be able to get a skilled visa! My problem is that I have no idea if this will satisfy AITSL's requirements. They leave their requirements vague and won't give any advice on any courses that will help you meet their requirements because they don't want people doing what I'm trying to do.... Do a course to meet their requirements and then apply for a skilled visa! Does anybody have any idea if a Primary teaching qualification along with a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care would enable me to meet the requirements of Pre-Primary teaching?? Is the student visa worth a shot or should I give up the Australian dream??? All opinions and advice are greatly appreciated :smile: