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Old Jul 23rd 2017, 3:56 pm   #1
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I'm moving to Brisbane at the beginning on November and wondered in anyone knew the process of registering as a teacher? I have taught for 11 years in the uk but I am guessing that doesn't count for anything?
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Do you have 4 yrs training? If not, you won't be getting work as a teacher. Be aware that Queensland is well over subscribed for teachers, unless you are secondary Maths and Science so be prepared not to get a permanent job for several years, if ever. You'll probably pick up the odd CRT or short contract unless you are prepared to spend time out in places that most Aussie teachers don't want to live in. If you have a second career option, that might be worth investigating.
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I have 11 years training but it is in the uk not Australia. I am a secondary school dance teacher. My question was I have registered as a teacher, just need to get my qualifications certified and send to Queensland but is there anything else I need to do?
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I have 11 years training but it is in the uk not Australia. I am a secondary school dance teacher. My question was I have registered as a teacher, just need to get my qualifications certified and send to Queensland but is there anything else I need to do?
4 years training, not experience - eg was your degree a 4 year course? Or did you maybe do 3 years plus a PGCE?
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3 years plus pgce
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3+PGCE should be fine - have you registered or not? If you have then they'll tell you what you need to provide. It's not a very common subject area in Aus high schools though, can you teach anything else?
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Yes all my qualifications had to be agreed as I am on a skilled visa on my teaching. Most schools I have looked at all have it within their curriclum and have already seen lots of jobs but just not for when I am arriving as it's probably too early.
I just didn't know if I would have to do anything after registering as it looks like I would only get a provisional teaching registration because I have not taught for 200 days in Queensland.
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Please confirm you are already on a 189 visa and have received a positive skills assessment from AITSL.

If YES - then in Queensland, registration is handled by the Queensland College of Teachers.

Queensland College of Teachers

Follow their instructions. It is the usual assortment of paperwork. There are also some Working With Children Checks and possibly a Queensland Department of Education check which is different from the other police checks.

You will probably get credited with experience for salary purposes, provided you can give them official statements of service and job descriptions (should not be hard to get those from your UK employer). This is, if you were teaching in formal UK government or private schools.

Though you will still probably start on provisional. You have 2 or 3 years (I forget which) to get your 200 days teaching, and to make a portfolio, to gain full registration.

Quoll is correct that Australia, currently, is substantially over-subscribed for teachers, though this is slowly changing. In the capital cities it is extremely difficult to find work. You may have seen jobs advertised but rest assured there almost certainly will already be an inside candidate for those positions - they are advertised because they have to be.

There can be positions available in remote areas, like Outback Queensland, though these often go to grads (I call this an "imbalance" - openings in the Outback, but huge oversupply in the cities). Hard to imagine these schools having a position for a dance teacher. In Australia it is common for teachers to qualify in two learning areas, not just one. Do you teach something other than dance?

If NO to my question about the 189 visa and the AITSL skills assessment - then, what kind of visa are you on?
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Just to clarify - as it is not clear from your post that you know this - the skills assessment/visa process is completely different from registration on a teacher.

If you did pass your skills assessment and have a visa, you ARE NOT automatically registered as a teacher. You still need to register with your individual state or territory. If you are moving to Brisbane, that means contacting the Queensland College of Teachers as posted above.

When you are registered as a teacher in Queensland, you will appear on the QCT Register of Approved Teachers:

QCT Register of Approved Teachers

That is a live, real-time register. If you are not there, you are not registered.
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Yes I have done the AITSL and have my 189 visa. I have registered and paid the fee for teaching just need to send certified copies of my certificates. Just didn't know if there was anything else to complete after that. I have a company who have asked me to contact them when I arrive to be a peripatetic teacher which would suit me fine. I have also taught drama in the past but it is not my specialism. The school I current teach in I can not teach all the dance as there are so many lessons but have only taught dance for the last few years.
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