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No, happily retired from Education now, thank heavens, but after a life time still have acquaintances in the field. It's not an occupation I would be recommending to either of my kids. Teaching doesn't require a high yr 12 score so it's almost the last resort of some students to get into Uni hence the numbers being churned out, a great percentage of which will not get jobs. Departments do like new grads when they do their recruitment though because they cost less and are likely to be less demanding with placements if they are desperate for work. In some states self managing schools will go for the cheaper options and short term contracts so they don't have to fork out holiday pay. Having been around a while I've seen some very talented and experienced and, in one case, highly specialised teachers move states and still not have a permanent job several years down the track. My sister in law has a specialised early literacy qualification and has gone from short term contracts now to nothing. In Australia merit is not necessarily the basis on which jobs are allocated!

If you've got a permanent position where you are take a career break, do not quit.

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9 hours ago, sammy11480 said:


Hi, Thanks for the info. So I take it that you are or were a UK teacher in Sydney? Do you mind me asking which Visa route you took and whether you ever managed to get permanent work? Many thanks.


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Yes I was in Sydney for 2 years, only on a working holiday visa. So maybe that might have restricted my prospects a bit. I'm almost finished my Masters now and then I'll be applying to return on a 189 as an SEN teacher. If you're willing to work in SEN then you probably have more chance of getting something long term, I did 2 full terms in one SEN school out west and was a regular at another in Bondi after that. 

I know lots of the feedback on here is a bit negative but I think if you're lucky then something can definitely work out! 

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On 12 August 2017 at 11:28, mistryh said:

 

Hi Beaty and Joey, (as you have both submitted your EOI's,

I have noticed that on the final submit page of the EOI  it accumulates the same number of points "The EOI for this subclass is able to be completed. The client's claims equal 65 points" - regardless of if I select yes or no for the one year relevant teaching experience I have.

Which makes me think, would my EOI stand out more as I would be selecting that I  have some sort of relevant experience?
If my points total 65: age 30, degree 15, ielts 20, then I would not be claiming points for experience. I that makes sense.
I would ofcourse be able to provide evidence for the one year relevant experience I have. But i would not be required to satisfy the points for the employment as the final points total of 65 does not include this? It looks like I wouldn't be claiming unecessary points for employment if i select yes for that one year?

What do you think? Thanks!

You have 65 points, without 'Experience Related Points'? 

It doesn't make a difference how those points are accumulated.

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190 State Nomination (65 + 5 = 70 pts) | Primary Teacher | AITSL Skills Assessment submitted 10 04 '16 | Successful AITSL Skills Assessment 10 06 '16 | Recce to Mellie August 2016 | IELTS result 27 08 '16 (Av. 8.5) | State Nomination Application lodged 31 08 '16 | State Teaching Registration approved 23 12 '16 | State Nomination approved 23 01 '16 | EOI lodged 13 05 '17 | Invitation to apply received 15 05 '17 | Visa application lodged 03 07 '17 | CO allocated, medicals requested 24 07 '17 | Medicals completed 31 08 '17 | OMG! Visa Grant 28 09 '17 - we're Aussie Residents!!! Wahoo!

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Hi all. Delighted to have visa granted this morning after lodgement on 3rd May. Docs were requested by CO on 19th June. Medicals and PCC were uploaded on 13 July.
Given the way things seem to have been going recently, I hope this quick turnaround gives some cause for optimism for you all!

I'm cracking the Möet, who cares if it's a school night!


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Hi all. Delighted to have visa granted this morning after lodgement on 3rd May. Docs were requested by CO on 19th June. Medicals and PCC were uploaded on 13 July.
Given the way things seem to have been going recently, I hope this quick turnaround gives some cause for optimism for you all!

I'm cracking the Möet, who cares if it's a school night!


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Amazing news!! Congratulations. Really pleased for you and hope for the rest of us


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Can I just ask if you did the form 80? Also, did you get letters from past employers detailing your employment or did you just use payslips etc as proof. Thanks


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Nobody asked for form 80. I had to get Glasgow council and East Dunbartonshire council to write letters to prove I worked there. This is as well as payslips (actually stamped printouts because I shredded a lot of old payslips). They were ok about it. I also needed old P60s but I had those.


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On 6 July 2017 at 08:28, TeacherClem said:

 

Hi all, just wondered if there are any teachers currently applying for 189/190 visa at the moment? Would be great to hear from you! I'm a secondary teacher and my wife is a primary teacher and we are submitting our 189 application this month.

 

 

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Sent this off earlier so at the very beginning of the process. Keep your fingers crossed for us :)

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Sent this off earlier so at the very beginning of the process. Keep your fingers crossed for us
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Good luck! Keep us posted! Ours got turned around in 10 weeks so hopefully it will be even quicker for you!


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Hi all! We had an email asking for our police checks and medicals this morning relieved to finally hear something from them. We're getting those sorted now.
The only thing I feel I could add more detail too is references regarding my employment history. Can anyone tell me how much detail their employers put into their letters? For example did they just say 'x worked for y from (date) to (date) employed as (xxx)' or did the letter go into a lot of detail about the job you did?
Many thanks for your much needed help


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Employers references (as in council or LA) were very brief but I did include Head teachers references too. They were quite detailed


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Hi, I'm a Secondary Teacher and have 60 points. I wondered if I could maybe get 5 more points for three years SEN experience?

Can anyone help????

Thanks.

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I can't really help you there but hopefully someone can! Maybe worth starting a new thread to get more attention. I know you can boost your points with the language test but not sure which section SEN experience would give you more points in unless it's under work experience in Australia?


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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.

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49 minutes ago, Anna9879 said:

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.

Do you have a three year degree and was the teaching qualification full time for a year (or equivalent)? As long as you have the required evidence regarding the supervised teaching I can't imagine it would make any difference where you completed this. I am not a migration agent though, just someone that has recently completed the application. :)

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18 minutes ago, SarahL said:

Do you have a three year degree and was the teaching qualification full time for a year (or equivalent)? As long as you have the required evidence regarding the supervised teaching I can't imagine it would make any difference where you completed this. I am not a migration agent though, just someone that has recently completed the application. :)

yep, I have a 3 years Bachelors and the PGCEi was done full-time through distance learning. It is a 140 credits course. So QTS is not required by AITSL? did you submit your QTS certification? and how long did it take for the whole process to be completed? 

 

And congrats :)

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1 minute ago, Anna9879 said:

yep, I have a 3 years Bachelors,  done full-time through distance learning. So QTS is not required by AITSL? did you submit your QTS certification? and how long did it take for the whole process to be completed?

 

And congrats :)

Sorry I should have said submitted the application. It hasn't been completed yet. There is no requirement for QTS, just the teacher training qualification. Have you downloaded the application form? There is a tick list of documents you need to send.

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3 minutes ago, SarahL said:

Sorry I should have said submitted the application. It hasn't been completed yet. There is no requirement for QTS, just the teacher training qualification. Have you downloaded the application form? There is a tick list of documents you need to send.

Have had a look at the application form, I seem to meet the requirements, stated there, but read in some forums that PGCEi would not be accepted since its not accredited as a teaching qualification in the country it is awarded in(UK)

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1 minute ago, Anna9879 said:

Have had a look at the application form, I seem to meet the requirements, stated there, but read in some forums that PGCEi would not be accepted since its not accredited as a teaching qualification in the country it is awarded in(UK)

Have you tried sending an email to AITSL? I personally think from what you have said that your qualification meets the criteria but I understand why you want some more reassurance as it's an expensive gamble if you are not 100% sure.

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3 minutes ago, SarahL said:

Have you tried sending an email to AITSL? I personally think from what you have said that your qualification meets the criteria but I understand why you want some more reassurance as it's an expensive gamble if you are not 100% sure.

Havnt emailed them yet, but planning to call them up tomorrow morning. the PGCEi is from Sunderland. 

https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/education/pgce-international-dl/

My other concern is that it is stated as 34 weeks on the website, even though it was from September to June.

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1 minute ago, Anna9879 said:

Havnt emailed them yet, but planning to call them up tomorrow morning. the PGCEi is from Sunderland. 

https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/education/pgce-international-dl/

My other concern is that it is stated as 34 weeks on the website, even though it was from September to June.

You send a copy of your academic transcript and letter from the university detailing the course for the year you completed it so it won't matter what it says on the website.

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3 minutes ago, SarahL said:

You send a copy of your academic transcript and letter from the university detailing the course for the year you completed it so it won't matter what it says on the website.

hopefully, it will be alright. especially since its 140 credits. TBH, I'm not planning to move till 2019 at the earliest, but was told by friends that teachers might be taken off the list, so didnt want to leave it too late and regret it later.

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Just now, Anna9879 said:

hopefully, it will be alright. especially since its 140 credits. TBH, I'm not planning to move till 2019 at the earliest, but was told by friends that teachers might be taken off the list, so didnt want to leave it too late and regret it later.

We are looking at moving in 2019 as well, feel free to message me if you have any other questions. All teachers might be taken off or just primary?? 

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2 minutes ago, SarahL said:

We are looking at moving in 2019 as well, feel free to message me if you have any other questions. All teachers might be taken off or just primary?? 

All, since there is  apparently an oversupply of teachers in Oz.

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3 minutes ago, Anna9879 said:

All, since there is  apparently an oversupply of teachers in Oz.

Fingers crossed if that happens it will be after we all have our visas :) Good luck with the application. 

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