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Hello,

 

we applied for our 175 visa in November 2008. Obviously we are at the bottom of a very, very long pile!!I am a teacher with 12 years experience and am currently Depute Head Teacher, my OH is a joiner but I am the main applicant. We were wonderimg about other routes to take so that we can get to Oz quicker ( our boys are 4 and 2, dont want them to be at school here, then move!). Does anyone know of teachers being sponsored and if so what is the proceedure?

 

Regards, Shelley Scott.

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Hello,

 

we applied for our 175 visa in November 2008. Obviously we are at the bottom of a very, very long pile!!I am a teacher with 12 years experience and am currently Depute Head Teacher, my OH is a joiner but I am the main applicant. We were wonderimg about other routes to take so that we can get to Oz quicker ( our boys are 4 and 2, dont want them to be at school here, then move!). Does anyone know of teachers being sponsored and if so what is the proceedure?

 

Regards, Shelley Scott.

 

Hi Shelley

 

Welcome to Poms in Oz.

 

MODL points have disappeared. DIAC and the Minister have both used extremely clumsy, inaccurate wording imho. Teachers were never on the MODL:

 

Is Your Occupation in Demand? - Workers - Visas & Immigration

 

So you would not have got an extra 15 points whatever happened.

 

However the CSL is not disappeared and Secondary School Teacher is on the CSL:

 

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/critical-skills-list.pdf

 

Are you a Secondary School Teacher according to your positive skills assessment from Teaching Australia? If so, you are on the CSL and in line to be fast tracked for your sc 175 visas according to the information e-mail from the ASPC:

 

http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/migration-issues/78598-aspc-adelaide-processing-update-email-9-february.html

 

To get your own copy of the aspc e-mail, please send a completely blank e-mail to aspc.processing@immi.gov.au The DIAC computer will send you an auto-reply within about an hour.

 

Did you include MODL points for your visa application? If you ignored MODL points but still got 120 points or above, you don't particularly need to do anything according to the ASPC-s e-mail.

 

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Regarding sponsorship for an even faster visa, I can tell you a bit much not much.

 

The Western Australia Department of Education and Training sponsors Britsh Teachers twice a year. Sue Carpenter of WA DET deals wth the nuts and bolts of organising sponsorship for WA DET migrant teachers, so she can tell you more than I can.

 

A friend of mine is a Secondary School Teacher who was sponsored by WA DET. I don't know whether they offered him a 457 visa close to Perth and whether he held out for Permanent Residency in Oz instead, but the family were granted immediate Permanent Residency on an RSMS visa.

 

Which is fine but apparently the deal between DIAC and WA DET is that one, the other or both of them will not allow the RSMS visa to be used unless the Teacher is headed for life and work in "regional or rural" WA. The chap got sent to Newman, in the Pilbara:

 

State Migration Centre » Living in the Regions

 

Newman is 600kms from Karratha. The place was completely unsatsfactory for him and his family, so he made a fuss. WA DET agreed to move him to Kalgoorlie. That is about 4 hours drive from Esperance and Esperance is lovely, plus Kaloorlie is now quite a large, civilised town. I think the population is about 35,000 souls who live in Kalgoorlie.

 

Newman is very much smaller - only about 7,000 people live there permanently, I believe, and Newman wouldn't exist without the Mount Whaleback iron ore mine, which is the largest iron ore mine in the world.

 

The Super Pit is just outside Kalgoorlie and it is a gold mine (as in metal, not in wealth.) It is huge but I don't think it is the largest in the world. You don't see gold nuggets lying about either - to thee and me, it would look as if they are digging up ordinary earth. Iron ore looks like earth when you get it out of the ground, too.

 

WA DET has sponsored Teachers to go to Geraldton and to Mandurah (capital of the Peel Region, and Mandurah is about 75kms south of Perth Metro.) In both places, the Teachers are on temporary subclass 457 visas.

 

That said, though, WA is desperate for Secondary School Teachers, as is almost the whole of the rest of Australia - that is why they are on the CSL.

 

I also know a Teacher in the Northern Territory. She knows about very young children because she is an expert on Special Education Needs for children and apparently the younger the child when the problem is noticed, the better the eventual outcome will be for the child. The NT also want migrant Teachers but they insist that the Teacher must spend a minimum of 2 terms on a 457 visa before the NT Dept of Edu will consider sponsorship for an RSMS visa. The NT is much more "frontiersville" than the rest of Australia, so the NT Department of Edu are wary because it is too much of a culture shock for some Aussies, let alone for migrant Teachers.

 

Are you a Secondary School Teacher, though, and are you OK on your points?

 

Cheers

 

Gill

 

PS: I suspect that most of the State Education Departments would consider sponsoring a Secondary School Teacher and possibly other age-group Teachers as well. You would need to contact the State Edu Depts to find out the scores, I suspect.

 

PSS: Have you heard of Smart Teachers? Some of the private schools in WA have recruiited British Teachers through them:

 

http://www.smartteachers.co.uk/vacancy.aspx

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Thanks for all the info, I am a primary school teacher specialising in 3yrs to 8yrs so have no secondary experience, typical!!! Will check out the links you provided.

 

Shelley Scott.

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Hi,

 

I'm early teacher, and i'm looking for sponsorship for rsms or 457 visa.Do somebody know where to start looking for?I have read, a lot of teachers are in high demand all across.Is that true?I preffer Brisbane city and suburbs, but other places are fine too.

Have someone had positive experience?

thx

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Hi,

 

I'm early teacher, and i'm looking for sponsorship for rsms or 457 visa.Do somebody know where to start looking for?I have read, a lot of teachers are in high demand all across.Is that true?I preffer Brisbane city and suburbs, but other places are fine too.

Have someone had positive experience?

thx

 

Kitty I work in HR in the education sector so believe me when I tell you that there is not a shortage of teachers in Australia - especially in Queensland and WA, and as I recall in a previous thread of yours, you only have a 3 Year Diploma anyway so your qualifications won't be recognised. You might be able to pick up a job in a Day Care Centre, but I doubt very much if they would sponsor as there are so many teachers looking for work at present in Australia. Sorry not to give positive news, but I am telling it as it is and not sugar coating it for you.


......Just trying to be helpful so don't shoot me down if my personal views do not coincide with yours! :animal-dog:

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I am a teacher in WA and there is no shortage of teachers here - both primary and secondary.It is not true at all that WA is desperate for secondary teachers or primary either. In fact over 600 new teaching graduates were without jobs at the beginning of the year. The latest batch of grads will be lookiing for jobs in February and the situation is pretty dire. However,if you are a maths or science teacher then you will be in demand.

 

Mandurah is certainly NOT considered a country location by the Education Department - it is actually under the umbrella of South Metropolitan schools. Many local ( Aussie and others ) teachers want to live and work there, as it is considered a very desirable location due to its proximity to Perth and its coast location. Places such as Newman find it very much harder to recruit staff due to the isolation. It just depends whether you would want to live there.

 

Queensland is exactly the same and only 1 in 10 new graduates got permanent jobs this year. Many others did not even get fixed contracts for the year.

 

All teachers in Australia must have four years of university education. They are strict on this and there are no allowances for that.

 

There are certainly possibilities, but be prepared to go remote, remembering that remote is completely different over here as opposed to the UK.

 

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I am a teacher in WA and there is no shortage of teachers here - both primary and secondary.It is not true at all that WA is desperate for secondary teachers or primary either. In fact over 600 new teaching graduates were without jobs at the beginning of the year. The latest batch of grads will be lookiing for jobs in February and the situation is pretty dire. However,if you are a maths or science teacher then you will be in demand.

 

Mandurah is certainly NOT considered a country location by the Education Department - it is actually under the umbrella of South Metropolitan schools. Many local ( Aussie and others ) teachers want to live and work there, as it is considered a very desirable location due to its proximity to Perth and its coast location. Places such as Newman find it very much harder to recruit staff due to the isolation. It just depends whether you would want to live there.

 

Queensland is exactly the same and only 1 in 10 new graduates got permanent jobs this year. Many others did not even get fixed contracts for the year.

 

All teachers in Australia must have four years of university education. They are strict on this and there are no allowances for that.

 

There are certainly possibilities, but be prepared to go remote, remembering that remote is complete;ly different over here as opposed to the UK.

 

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Good post Sammy1.


......Just trying to be helpful so don't shoot me down if my personal views do not coincide with yours! :animal-dog:

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Hi guys, my girlfriend and I am moving to Australia shortly, my girlfriend is a secondary science teacher so I am hoping she will be able to find a job, can anyone offer us any guidance about how she should go about lookings. She is coming as my defaco so doesnt need to find a sponsor, just needs to get registered and know where to look... good luck everyone.

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