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  1. Hi there, Not sure if this is the right thread but I'd be grateful for any advice! I'm a primary school teacher and looking to move to Sydney next year. I don't need a visa as I'm a dual national UK / Aus but do need accreditation with NESA to teach. Has anyone been successful in registering using the Northampton PGCE top up course? As I understand it my teaching qualification which was through the GTP employment based route will not be recognised, despite having taught for 20 years and having a MA in special educational needs. I cannot get an answer from NESA as to whether they accept the PGCE top-up course (I know they do in WA and VIC) and I don't want to apply and pay for it until I know for sure. Any help would be gratefully received! Louisa
  2. I have a 491 and am planning to arrive in Australia by May 24. Just looking at teaching jobs on Seek and various agencies. Can anyone offer me insight into what is a respectable wage? I have been teaching 20 years (secondary) with management / subject leadership and also act as subject lead tutor for a university accredited teacher training provider. Current salary is roughly £49k here in the UK and obviously I’d be very happy to improve on that in terms of disposable income in Australia ! I’ve seen a post advertised at 130k AUD - any feedback on that salary? Also interested in thoughts on teaching in public vs private sector as we currently have a child in private so would like to maintain that for them.. . (though open minded - will go with what is best fit for them). Do teachers get reduction on fees or places for children? I understand the school year starts in January and I may therefore have to do supply / relief for a while if we are arriving mid- year.
  3. Hi all, I’m a little confused with the teaching requirements in Australia and would love some clarity! So here in the U.K., I work as a special educational needs and disabilities Teacher. I have a 3 year BA Hons in Early Years and Education Studies, which I followed with Schools Direct Teacher training and then I’ve also got a MEd in Autism (children). From what I have researched, Australia do not accept the Schools Direct training. But some people have informed me that they do accept a masters degree in its place? Others have told me they don’t unless it’s more teaching specific. So, how do I know if my masters degree is considered valid for teaching? My masters is in autism so not teaching specific so I’m a bit unsure of whether this degree will allow me to be considered as qualified as a teacher in Australia. Can anyone please direct me for further information? Hoping to teach in Melbourne or Perth as I know it varies from state to state too just to add to my confusion! Thank you in advance for any help!
  4. 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!! :)
  5. FNotman

    Teacher Registration

    Hi there, any teachers that have relocated to Australia (Adelaide to be specific)? What was the process for registering with the relevant teaching board? I’ve been reading and apparently all supporting documents need to be certified copies but I’m unsure where would be best to have them certified…
  6. Which option would be best to put for my teaching qualification, if any?
  7. Has anyone had any luck getting their 3 year teaching degree recognised? I have a BA (Hons) Professional Studies in Primary Education with QTS which is classed as a three year degree although it has the same content as a 4 year degree. The whole degree is in primary education and a requirement of undertaking it was that you already had two years experience of working in a primary school as a TA. Teaching Australia have said if I can prove it has same content they will consider (I'm not sure it will be as easy as this! and this they will still say no) Most universities in the UK now offer this type of degree and it's quite frustrating that although I now work as a qualified teacher in the UK that I will not be able to in Australia. Any help/advice will be appreciated. We cannot get into Australia any other way as my husbands trade (Asphalt Supervisor) is not recognised on trade list, I have an Auntie who would also be willing to sponsor me but if my degree cannot be recognised is that our hopes of emigrating to Australia dashed!:unsure::arghh:
  8. Kavi09

    Early Years Teacher

    Hi I was wondering if anyone knows anything about being a early years nursery teacher in Adelaide or Perth ?
  9. 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
  10. Any special needs teachers who have migrated from India? How is it there? Success in careers? Are there vacancies?
  11. 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
  12. Burnsie

    Police Checks?

    Hi all As a teacher I uploaded my DBS (CRB) as police check document. Is this all that is required? Ive just had my medical last week and so all documents are now submitted but just thought if the DBS is not the correct police check document I could be getting on with obtaining the correct one whilst waiting... Thanks for any advice...
  13. Fez

    189 vs 190

    Hi guys, brand new to this site so still finding my way around so hope I’ve done this correct. A friend and I have just finished our PGDE in England in science and maths and are wondering whether it would be best to go through the 189 or 190 route? I’ve research a little bit into this and was wondering if anyone could clarify why you receive an extra 5 points(taking us to 70) for doing the 190 and is there a catch (I.e. have to work in really regional areas?). Has anyone had much luck with either route and any experience with the process would be really helpful. Also if anyone has has any advice on the AITSL evidence document you have to provide which needs to contain the number of days supervised teacher etc etc that would be really appreciated. thanks in advance guys
  14. Hi, EOI can anyone advise? Where you fill out the education section on the EOI, do I need to list my GCSEs, A levels and PGCE or just my BA Hons degree for which I will be claiming the points?
  15. CharlH

    3 Year teaching Degree??

    Hello all. I am a new user ... recommended by my Brother-in-law ... I have been researching moving to Australia to teach for a while but I am still rather confused as to the value of my Teaching Qualification. I have a 'BA Hons Early Years Education with Qualified Teacher Status' Degree - I am a fully qualified Early Years and Primary Teacher with QTS - My degree however was 3 years and from what I have gathered from research, to teach in Australia I will need a 4 year teaching degree. Please can someone clarify this for me? Don't want to get my hopes up if there is no chance! Thank you in advance for any advice given!
  16. Hardeep Sahota


    Hi all, I'm very new to this and this is my first post. Could anyone in the Queensland area let me know what it might be like to work with Randstad? Any help is greatly appreciated. Many thanks.
  17. Alligator-eyes

    VIT registration

    Hi Does anyone have any experience of the VIT registration process? It seems to be quite a long form to complete yet there doesn't seem to be any way to save the form to come back to at a later date. Am I missing something?!
  18. Hi All, My wife is a teacher with lots of experience, she has a BaHons teaching degree (includes PGCE), at the time this was a 3 year course specialising in Resistant materials (now migrated into the heading Design & Technology), she currently teaches food (home Economics) and has been head of Dept. Does anyone know if this is valid as some literature says you must have a 3 year degree PLUS PGCE or a 4 year course including PGCE. Any feedback welcome. Many Thanks
  19. :sad: My wife recently had her teaching skills assesment back from teaching australia which came back unsuccessful. She was being assessed as a Secondary school teacher. She has been working in FE colleges (16+ years age group) for over 10 years now and is more than capable of teaching in secondary schools. She has a degree and Masters degree in her subject but the problem is that in Australia the secondary school years run from 12 - 18 and in the UK its 12 - 16. As my wife teaches 16 -18 year olds we thought she would fit into this category and have been told by various agencies that this would be fine. Teaching Australia didn't accept this because she completed her PGCE fulltime based on 16+ students. Is the only way round this for her to give up her 40k a year job to do another PGCE based on 12-18 or do a PHD and then get 3 years experience in a Uni? It seems like all people who have done this PGCE and have many years expereince are being turned away because it doesn't quite fit into the Australian education system. Surely there is something she can do in the evenings to enable her as qualified without doing a fulltime year course. PLEASE PLEASE help we are so deflated by this and are desperate to take our 1 year old daughter and 5 year old son to Australia. Is there anyone who has had the same issue or does anyone know how to get around this? Many many thanks for reading and any help would be greatfully appreciated. Jack & Laura
  20. Hello, just looking for a bit of advice please. we are looking to emigrate to WA. My partner is a primary school teacher (3-7) and has completed a 3 year education studies degree and then a further 1 year PGCE (3-7). She has worked as a teacher now for one year. Prior to this whilst at college ect she worked for a pre school as a nursery nurse/play assistant, working around 20 hours per week. In relation to the skills assessment I see no issue from looking into the AITSL requirements, but in relation to experience she has only worked as a teacher for 1 year and I understand you need at least 3 for visa applications My question is would the pre school work she completed at college count towards the experience as its a similar occupation that she has developed and gained further qualifications? any help would be appreciated. thank you.
  21. Hi all! New to the forum, but I have a burning question I've been wondering for a while. I'm a secondary science teacher, looking to migrate to Victoria at the end of this year/early next year. I enjoy teaching, and am looking forward to seeing whether the work life balance is any better over there. My question is; If I get a 189 visa granted, so I HAVE to get a teaching job over there? Say I taught for a year or so before deciding I'd had enough- could I just get another job in a different profession? Or would immigration people hint me down!?:laugh: I can't seem to find any restrictions regarding the 189 visa- are there any? Part of me thinks that unless I went onto claiming benefits, I'm sure it wouldn't be a massive issue. Or is this best saved until I've been there 4 years, become a citizen and then can no longer worry about the visa? Thanks in advance!
  22. kfdp

    Secondary Teaching Question

    Hello all, I'm new to this forum so please be gentle! I have a couple of questions that I'm finding tricky to find answers to that are applicable to my specifics. So I've been working my behind off for the past, at least, 2 years: working and studying full time, aiming to be a secondary teacher, with the goal of the Australian dream. I'm currently studying History through the Open University, averaging 2:1, and hope to complete this next summer (2016). I am planning on applying for admission into a PGDE Secondary History course for that year, so if all goes well I will complete that in Summer 2017. I will have: BA (Hons) History degree (3 years) PGDE Secondary History (1 year) Do I need work experience to apply for 189 visa? Could I, in theory, apply as soon as I have those precious, hard fought for, blood sweat and tear soaked pieces of paper, and still have the chance of being granted a 189 visa as a Secondary Teacher? Thank you for any and every piece of advice, even if it's direction-pointing! I hope you all are having a lovely evening! Please understand that I do know that there is the very good chance that Secondary teacher will be taken off the list at any moment, however if that is so, then at least I'm qualified to teach here in the UK, and I'll just have to be creative for a chance of living and working in Australia in the future :cute:
  23. I am a teacher in the UK. I have a 3 year BA(Hons) Primary Education degree and 3 years teaching experience. As my degree will not be eligible I am looking into teacher aide / classroom assistant jobs. What advice and experience do people have of this position? All advice and comments would be greatly appreciated. I really want to move to Australia to work in education.
  24. LauraLinder

    Teaching in Queensland

    I am looking into moving to Australia, to Queensland. I am a fully qualified teacher with 3 years teaching experience, however, my degree was 3 years and isn't transferable to Australia without a top up. I have a few options: Move to Australia and study another year to top my degree up. Move to Australia and become a teacher aide / classroom assistant, or even work as an after school care provider. Then top my degree up if I want to. Do another year as a student in the UK, then move to Australia to be a teacher. Whichever way I do it, all I know is, I really want to move out to Australia and I want to continue my profession as a teacher. HOWEVER.... What is the reality? What are teaching hours like in schools in Queensland? What is the curriculum like in Queensland? What is the workload like? How many jobs are about and in what areas of Queensland? This is a huge step, and every options has its cost implications etc. I don't want to make the move and it have been a waste of time and money because I can't get a job. Yet equally, I don't want to not move, and in many years time regret it because it would have worked out great. Apologies for the long post, but all advice from those in Queensland would be greatly appreciated.
  25. Although I am a first timer, my wife and I have been using this website since January when we started the monstrous process of applying for Australia. We have had our medicals and police checks and just awaiting the outcome for our visa. Very excited!! I have started looking for and applying for jobs but was wondering whether any teachers/lecturers in WA could offer any advice. I am secondary PE trained but have experience in Secondary, FE and HE and have been granted state sponsorship as a vocational education teacher as I have bene teaching vocational programmes for the last 7 years. I was just wondering what the employment prospcts are like for teachers/lecturers and I want to be realistic in the jobs I am applying for. I have several years management experience but so far have assumed that australians would like to see some australian experience under your belt before you start leading anything. Is this true or would you recomend that I go for jobs similar to what I am doing now? Also, has anyone got any suggestions on how write a killer letter of application to suit the Aussie employer? Thanks, an excited and hopeful migrant