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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!

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Yes, you will need 4 years of university training, that may be a 3 yrs bachelors plus 1 yr PGCE or a 4 yrs bachelors in teaching. 3 years not enough, sorry.

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Although you wouldn’t qualify as an early childhood teacher, you would probably qualify as a diploma level educator for day care, if thats an alternative you would consider

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1 hour ago, Bran said:

Although you wouldn’t qualify as an early childhood teacher, you would probably qualify as a diploma level educator for day care, if thats an alternative you would consider

Hi Bran, would that be as a Kindy teacher or in a day care?

Thanks 

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In a day care. Kindy teachers fall under early childhood teacher which you need to be registered for, and have an approved qualification by ACECQA who will determine if your qualifications are equivalent to an ECT. Day care educators do not require registration, but the qualifications for that are assessed and approved by ACECQA. Take a look at the website, it may prove informative although it can all be confusing!

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Day care workers aren’t teachers and aren’t paid as well as teachers - it’d be a real downward step on a career ladder. Mind you, many teachers who actually get visas don’t  get jobs anyway because there is a huge oversupply of primary teachers especially. 

You could do a practical masters through a Uni to get your 4th year - specialise in something like special ed and be sure you get the requisite supervised practice.

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