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Oct 27th 2011, 8:40 am
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By hereshoping

British passport for Aussie/ British baby

I haven't been on here in ages but this site was so useful when we were planning and moving. So we've been settled in Melbourne for 3 years and recently been blessed with a Gorgeous daughter. We...
Forum: Australia
Apr 11th 2010, 7:58 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By hereshoping

Re: Voting in General Elections

Nope, still have to go old fashioned and do a postal or proxy vote... And get onto it quickly, a quick google will find the forms
Forum: Australia
Mar 16th 2010, 7:25 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,302
Posted By hereshoping

Re: GCSE's and UK Education

They don't "recieve" GCSE's for this... It's just that for the purposes of league tables the government has arbitrarily decided that the two things are equal. Students still have to do a GCSE course...
Forum: Australia
Mar 14th 2010, 11:17 am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,882
Posted By hereshoping

Re: Schools and Private tuitions...why?

I used to teach at said selective school and was a year level coordinator as well as VCE teacher. The response of most students and parents to any 'problems' with their studies was to get a tutor. ...
Mar 14th 2010, 10:39 am
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By hereshoping

Re: Oct 08 175 Appt - Just received case officer!

Congratulations on the case officer... Hopefully the wait will not be too long now.

With regards to the meducals you'll almost certainly have to redo them. As they only recently expired they...
Forum: Teaching
Mar 14th 2010, 9:35 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,312
Posted By hereshoping

Re: Will I be able to get any job!

If you can get registered then you should be able to find a job... Chem teachers are in short supply over here.

Your main stumbling block will be the degree transcripts... Contact your un and if...
Forum: Teaching
Dec 20th 2009, 1:56 am
Replies: 2
Views: 994
Posted By hereshoping

Re: Oz CVs-can anyone point me in the right direction?

You won't normally use a CV at all for teaching jobs, most will have an application form for you to complete, plus a written response to a range of selection criteria.

THe main difference between...
Forum: Australia
Dec 7th 2009, 5:13 am
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By hereshoping

Re: Melbourne information

Renting for 2 years- I can highly recommend Yarraville. Lots of parks, pretty cheap and lovely village feel with cafes and restaurants.
Dec 2nd 2009, 5:11 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,741
Posted By hereshoping

Re: Cheesed off! July 2007 applicant.

Yes, it shows quite clearly they know a lot more than you.

This site is full of very helpful people who actually do give constructive advice, if you don't appreciate it can I suggest you go...
Forum: Teaching
Dec 2nd 2009, 5:03 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By hereshoping

Re: any primary teachers applying for australian 175 visa?

It's possible to teach on a WHV, but bear in mind you can only work for a max of 6 months for any employer.

Before you come you must get registered with the state education board of the state(s)...
Forum: Australia
Nov 30th 2009, 12:19 am
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By hereshoping

Re: Why does Melbourne short term accommodation seem so expensive?

try www.australianhomeaway.com.au we got a 1 bed flat for around $300 a week with them.
Forum: Australia
Nov 30th 2009, 12:13 am
Replies: 60
Views: 4,886
Posted By hereshoping

Re: Melbourne House Prices (what area for my affordability)

Try looking here http://www.cityhobo.com.au/ for ideas about the feel of different areas

And here www.domain.com.au for ideas about house prices.

I'd say you should probably be looking at the...
Nov 30th 2009, 12:07 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,741
Posted By hereshoping

Re: Cheesed off! July 2007 applicant.

http://www.minister.immi.gov.au/media/media-releases/2008/changes-to-2008-09-skilled-migration-program.pdf
Critical skills list introduced in January 2009, I do know my facts and actually did apply...
Nov 29th 2009, 1:40 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,741
Posted By hereshoping

Re: Cheesed off! July 2007 applicant.

Sorry but the Critical Skills list didn't exist in July 2007, so you couldn't have been on it, do you mean you were on MODL? What delayed your application by so much that you were still waiting 2...
Forum: Teaching
Nov 24th 2009, 8:44 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,126
Posted By hereshoping

Re: Experience needed to teach and pupils behaviour in Australia

That's all I heard before I came over as well, so the behaviour at my first school in Oz was a bit of a shock (it was by far the worst I have experienced in my teaching career). By contrast the...
Forum: Teaching
Nov 24th 2009, 3:19 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,126
Posted By hereshoping

Re: Experience needed to teach and pupils behaviour in Australia

LoreleiLee- things like attacks on teachers, abusive parents etc do happen here yes. I really cannot generalise as to whether it is more or less common, or better dealt with.

I will say this, do...
Forum: Teaching
Nov 22nd 2009, 1:56 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,126
Posted By hereshoping

Re: Experience needed to teach and pupils behaviour in Australia

You don't need 3 years experience to work in Oz, you need 1 year (not including training) to be eligible for a skilled independent visa, and 3 years post qualification experience to get an extra 10...
Forum: Australia
Nov 6th 2009, 6:11 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,268
Posted By hereshoping

Re: Eyesight deteriorated since being in OZ?

Erm, light can't build up as protein... protein is made of amino acid and nothing else.

Secondly deterioration in eye sight is due to the ciliary mussels becoming less effective so you cannot...
Forum: Australia
Nov 4th 2009, 7:14 am
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By hereshoping

Re: Shipping skis from the UK

Check the baggage allowance, you'll normally find that sports equipment is allowed in addition to your 20Kg limit without extra charges.
Forum: Teaching
Oct 25th 2009, 4:05 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,523
Posted By hereshoping

Re: 3 year or 4 year degree ?

Yes I know you can get QTS after 3 years, My answer was that for Australia (as was in your question) a 3 year BEd is not acceptable.

Perhaps when people are trying to help you it would be nice to...
Forum: Teaching
Oct 21st 2009, 8:21 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,523
Posted By hereshoping

Re: 3 year or 4 year degree ?

I may have misunderstood but it sounds to me as if the question is whether a 3 year BEd in primary education is acceptable in which case the answer is NO. Basically you need to do 4 years tertiary...
Forum: Australia
Oct 12th 2009, 8:10 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,935
Posted By hereshoping

Re: How bad is the state school in Melbourne?

In terms of academic achievement the top state schools in Melbourne do better than the really expensive private schools. For the past 7 years a state school has come top of the state.
Forum: Australia
Oct 11th 2009, 8:03 am
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By hereshoping

Re: House sitting in Melbourne at xmas

Thanks I'll look into that.

Did you leave your cats in the UK or are they still in quarantine? Ours came with us and I feel like we've put them through enough so really don't want to put them in...
Forum: Australia
Oct 11th 2009, 7:32 am
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By hereshoping

House sitting in Melbourne at xmas

We're heading back to the UK for 3 weeks over xmas and don't really want to leave our house empty for the whole time, or leave our cats alone for all that time (or pay the 'cat lady' to come round...
Forum: Australia
Sep 26th 2009, 7:50 am
Replies: 3,491
Views: 187,043
Posted By hereshoping

Re: anyone applying july 2007

Teaching in the Oz system I have to say that the academic level is certainly lower here than in the UK, by about a year in secondary science I'd say. However there students do start school a year...
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