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  1. Hi, I'm coming over to QLD on a WHV later this year (Sept) and need advice as to where the best places are to secure Teaching jobs. Although I am Secondary Trained, I have been teaching Primary (specifically Early Years ages 5 and under) since qualifying in 2010. I would like to continue working with this age group and hopefully impress an employer so that they may sponsor me, as would like to stay on a more permanent basis. Any advice would be much appreciated as would new contacts as I'm a single lady with no contacts in Oz currently - brave or mad? Not sure which lol x
  2. 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:
  3. :no:Hi, I was just looking for some advice regarding Australian qualification recognition for Early Childhood Teachers. I am currently qualified in nvq lvl 2&3 childcare. However I'm hoping to become an early childhood teacher. I have two course options, BA Hons Early Childhood Education leading to QTS (3 year course) Or alternatively, BA Hons Early Childhood Studies (3 years) and a PGCE Early Childhood Education together totalling 4 years study. I am not the main visa applicant and will be newly qualified at the time of the move. Any advice on my best option for recognition as an Early Childhood Teacher in Australia? We are currently considering Adelaide and Perth. Thanks in advance x
  4. This forum has been very beneficial, however I have some questions regarding assessments seeing as how my qualifications were earned in the USA. I'm looking to have my qualifications assessed for Early Childhood Education. I have received my certification in grades K-6 and did my student teaching at a kindergarten age 6. I understand in order to be assessed for Early Childhood Education it is essential that I do my student teaching within such an environment. I am essentially a first year teacher. However AITSL said they do not look at job experience just training and where I did my student teaching. My concern was the teachers program I did was a general program providing the framework and after completion it enabled people to get certified in any area they wanted (so long as they passed the state testing test). From reading the criteria that the AITSL states, they said that my training must be in a discipline specific field of study. My program was general however research based. Where if you were focusing on Early Childhood the workload, feedback, and assignments would be geared in that direction, it would be adjusted if you were focusing on Secondary etc etc. I have a letter from my program director stating that the classes (even though they were general) were focused on Early Childhood because I was doing my training in such an environment. My question, given my circumstances, do you think I stand a chance to receive a positive assessment? Thank You All!
  5. Hello all, I'd be glad to get your opinion on this new offer at TAFE Sydney. I haven't seen it offered at any other TAFE and suppose it's been created to tackle the shortage of qualified carers for long day care especially in the high population areas after some change in legislation that carers need to have followed a special curriculum. Here's my question: Do you think it's worth investing 4 years and $ 50.000 excl. living cost and housing into this? I'd be a mature and international student who missed out on education earlier and given my age (almost 30) I'm wondering if this wouldn't be an option to be able to stay on afterwards since it's in demand in certain areas which might even grow further? A drawback, it's not a bachelor of teaching but maybe this could still be obtained afterwards? I heard some mixed opinions about TAFE, not sure if it's worth the money... Since I have a slight time issue I'm also hesitating between staying in Europe and starting from scratch (which will take some years and maybe then I'm too old) or going on a WHV and changing this to a student visa if accepted for a place. I guess in that case I might also have a chance that I don't have to show the $ 18.000 required in a bank account since I'm already in the country? Would be nice to hear what you think about it, if it is worth risking and throwing all my savings into? Thanks and good luck on your own way!