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So glad I've stumbled across this useful forum

We are just waiting for our 489 state nominated visa for SA to come through, but my concern is as this is a temp visa will schools be reluctant to hire?

I understand we need to register to teach in Oz but does a positive AITSL skills assessment mean you are considered qualified to teach ?

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On 30/09/2017 at 16:13, Anna9879 said:

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.

QTS doesnt seem to be an issue as my PGCEI was same one from Sunderland and has been accepted by AITSL. Bu my worry now is whether it will be ok for teacher registration in SA

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Are there any IB teachers who have successfully made the move and found work in IB schools in SA?

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No not at all. 489 shouldn’t be an issue. 

I was hired in the first job I applied for on a 489. Australia is in general quite transient and people are often on the move so they are used to temporary visas.  However, if there are 150 applicants as it can be for some popular roles, then it could be a factor.  Many get hired here permanently from temporary contract as well so don’t shy away from the role just because it’s a semester contract.  I left my first Aussie school (permanent position)  to take a semester contract with a top school and then stayed there two years. This high profile role was a good launch into the metropolitan school network.  People automatically make assumptions and this seems to happen a lot here.  The next job I applied for, they only asked me two questions at interview then offered on the spot. 

 

 

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Hi fellow teachers. Im a qualified Chemistry teacher and have only worked for 2yrs on contract basis. Is it possible for me to get a job as a teacher in Australia or they need people who have more experience. Im even afraid to go for a skills assessment as i think i dont have enough experience. Please advise

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On 06/02/2019 at 06:16, Hephzibah said:

Hi fellow teachers. Im a qualified Chemistry teacher and have only worked for 2yrs on contract basis. Is it possible for me to get a job as a teacher in Australia or they need people who have more experience. Im even afraid to go for a skills assessment as i think i dont have enough experience. Please advise

You need to make sure you have 4 year degree level study, 90 days teacher training experience and credible transcripts and certificates. Your school experience is fine, although gaining enough points for a visa with two years may be a struggle.


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Hi All,

I work for Tradewind Australia, we currently have an office in Melbourne that can help with supply teaching (known as casual relief teaching here) as well as contract work.  We cover all of metropolitan Melbourne – the public transport isn’t as extensive here as in the UK and a lot of our traveller teachers opt to get themselves a car for the time they’re here to increase their options for work.  We assist a lot of teachers from the UK, New Zealand and Canada, as well as our returning Aussies.

Each state has its own governing body for teaching.  In Victoria, this is the Victorian Institute of Teaching and you can apply to register with them before you get here. They will verify your qualifications and follow up on your police checks (I would advise doing this as soon as you make firm plans to come here as their turnaround time isn’t always speedy!). Their website is (www.vit.vic.edu.au ).  If you teach in Victoria, then decide to move to New South Wales (Sydney), you would still need to register with the NSW governing body.

Our academic year runs January to December, with four terms.  Our summer holidays are over Christmas and through January.  The time that there is a prevalence of casual relief teaching is around the winter months (May-October).

 

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Hi,please I need advise,I am a trained teacher from Nigeria ,I have B.Ed in English, taught for more than 10years and I just finished my second masters degree in the university of Newcastle I love to continue to teach but the English requirement demanded for by ATISL is killing .

Please I advise me what to do.

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 Hi all

 

I'm wondering if any of you teachers currently working in Australia can help.  I've just completed my skills assessment with AITSL but am now worried as I came across some additional information about qualifications.  I have a 3 year BSc (Hons) Degree in Sports Development and then moved into teaching via studying for 1 year at Kingston University to gain my Graduate Teacher Training Programme.  This gave me QTS but as I didn't sit exams I don't have a transcript, only an assessment form that states I completed a minimum of 60 days teaching practice.  I have been teaching for almost 10 years in the UK in both state and private schools.

So my question is, if I do not pass the skills assessment what are my options for gaining teaching jobs in Australia? - I teach PE and have lots of other coaching qualifications, so would there be a route in that way?

Any ideas welcome.

Thanks in advance,

Callum

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Hey Callum,

I'm afraid your GTP year means diddly squat here is Australia. You also need to have a teaching degree to teach in a school but I'm sure with your sports degree you can coach  but not sure how you would go about that. Maybe get in touch with sport related recruitment agencies. When I came here 6 six years ago with my 3 year early years education degree and a GTP (I had worked in primary school for 3 years), I was only allowed to be an early childhood teacher in a preschool or long day care setting. I needed to get a masters as a four year degree in education was required. However, there has been some changes since then and as long as you are approved as a 'proficient teacher' through NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) then you can apply for a teaching position in a school. That is in NSW obviously. Where are you planning on moving to?  I know this can all be so frustrating, especially when you have been teaching for so long. Hope this helps although I understand it doesn't seem good news.

Good luck!

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On 30/05/2019 at 16:46, Callum McKay said:

 Hi all

 

I'm wondering if any of you teachers currently working in Australia can help.  I've just completed my skills assessment with AITSL but am now worried as I came across some additional information about qualifications.  I have a 3 year BSc (Hons) Degree in Sports Development and then moved into teaching via studying for 1 year at Kingston University to gain my Graduate Teacher Training Programme.  This gave me QTS but as I didn't sit exams I don't have a transcript, only an assessment form that states I completed a minimum of 60 days teaching practice.  I have been teaching for almost 10 years in the UK in both state and private schools.

So my question is, if I do not pass the skills assessment what are my options for gaining teaching jobs in Australia? - I teach PE and have lots of other coaching qualifications, so would there be a route in that way?

Any ideas welcome.

Thanks in advance,

Callum

Can you get a visa if you're not going to be eligible to be a teacher? 

TBH I wouldn't even think about teaching. PE teachers are a dime a dozen and they like you to have a second string to your bow, like Maths - in places where people want to live anyway. But if you've got the background in one of the major disciplines (generally rugby :-)) you might pick up something in one of the private schools who are heavily into interschool competition.

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PE jobs are incredibly difficult to come by. There are very few permanent jobs and there's a queue of casuals waiting to take the jobs.

You could come over work as a casual and hope something opens up. I worked as a casual (history) teacher and ended up getting a permanent job. Lucky that there was an opening.

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