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Forum: Teaching
May 6th 2017, 1:38 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 3,103
Posted By Babsw

Re: Qualification Equivalence for Primary School Teachers emigrating to Australia

My three year degree wasn't recognised & I had to do another year at uni when I got here. Registration was fairly straightforward after that. I didn't mind too much as I was an nqt in uk & because I...
Forum: Australia
Apr 23rd 2016, 6:42 am
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By Babsw

Re: Renting in Brisbane

I live on North Lakes and while I know it's not every ones favourite suburb, there are a lot of available rentals in good areas on here. Might just be an option for starting out or it might be too...
Forum: Teaching
Apr 8th 2016, 11:20 am
Replies: 3
Views: 4,066
Posted By Babsw

Re: Early Years teaching in Australia

I'm not sure how it goes as regards visa applicants but there does always seem to be plenty of work in child care facilities for trained early years teachers but it doesn't generally pay as well as...
Forum: Australia
Mar 26th 2016, 10:56 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 9,409
Posted By Babsw

Re: Advice needed please for teacher considering move to Australia from UK

Just reading your post on heat, Qld won't be any good for you. My friend is expecting a baby and has been taken off her extra curricular sports position that she takes. I was asked to take it over...
Forum: Australia
Mar 26th 2016, 10:46 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 9,409
Posted By Babsw

Re: Advice needed please for teacher considering move to Australia from UK

I am currently teaching in Qld, and am in my fifth year teaching here, it is not as driven as the UK but it is heading that way. I get paid for 25hours a week and probably do around 50/55hours a week...
Forum: Teaching
Jan 24th 2016, 11:08 am
Replies: 1
Views: 3,352
Posted By Babsw

Re: Teaching and teaching assiants in Australia

Yes they do have teaching assistants, same as UK. I'm not sure about the PGCE, but they do have something similar, have a go at contacting a uni in the state you are wanting to live in. Each state...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 13th 2016, 12:51 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 839
Posted By Babsw

cruises

Can some one give me an unbiased account of the difference in a Princess cruise as opposed to a P.O cruise? Cheers😊
Forum: Australia
Dec 16th 2015, 5:17 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,629
Posted By Babsw

Re: Supply teaching whilst travelling in Australia

I'm a teacher in Qld and as another person mentioned each state registers its own teachers. You have the necessary qualifications to register here but it is quite a process to register - what visa...
Forum: Australia
Jan 20th 2015, 9:32 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,000
Posted By Babsw

Smile Quantity Surveying

I wondered if any one could help my husband,please. he is a Quantity Surveyor (UK degree) but has been working here in Aus (Brisbane) mostly in Project Management/Contracts/Government related fields...
Forum: Australia
Oct 16th 2013, 11:31 am
Replies: 43
Views: 6,848
Posted By Babsw

Re: Good Brisbane Suburb to live?

I was just thinking exactly the same but the OP wants the south side I think?
Forum: Australia
Oct 16th 2013, 11:24 am
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By Babsw

Re: Murrumba Downs.....is it stinking?

I live near there and have never even seen a water treatment place. Several friends live there and its never been mentioned in conversations. I must go and ask now but I doubt its anything to worry...
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 23rd 2013, 11:47 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,130
Posted By Babsw

Re: M&S coming to Oz?

:eek:OMG,I had forgotten about their pork pies.....
Forum: Australia
Aug 23rd 2013, 11:35 am
Replies: 114
Views: 12,668
Posted By Babsw

Re: Abuse of Australian citizenship ?

Because its a four year wait now for citizenship I reckon people who don't really want to be here in Aus. will be gone long before the four years. That will stop a lot of the ones who got citizenship...
Aug 19th 2013, 10:13 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,466
Posted By Babsw

Re: nursery teacher job role similar to nursery nurse?

I can't help from the points area but this may be some help in regards to job equivalents. Here (Aus)you are an Early Years Teacher in a child care centre or possibly Prep, yr 1or 2 in a school or...
Forum: Teaching
Jun 9th 2013, 11:25 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1,728
Posted By Babsw

Do all states have regional policy for teaching?

Just wondered if all Australia has regional policy? I'm staying with contract teaching so doesn't affect me but a friend is not too committed to any particular state and wondered if all states have...
Forum: Australia
Jan 26th 2013, 5:34 am
Forum: Australia
Jan 26th 2013, 5:33 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,649
Posted By Babsw

Re: What do you think is better/worse about teaching in Oz vs UK?

I think some of the terminology is lightly different but I have found it very straightforward in the school I have been in however that is a primary.I couldn't tell you if secondary is different,...
Forum: Australia
Jan 22nd 2013, 6:27 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,043
Posted By Babsw

Re: Weekly costs for a family of 4?

You may be entitled to family assistance and help with your rent depending on your circumstances?
Jan 16th 2013, 10:43 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,637
Posted By Babsw

Re: How hard is the citizenship test?

If it is any help we took our tests in Oct and our ceremony is for Australia Day but every council varies, we are in Brisbane. Congrats on passing!:)
Jan 10th 2013, 10:59 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,652
Posted By Babsw

Re: Citizenship Timescales - general question

we were also told that until we complete the ceremony we are not citizens regardless of having passed the test.
Jan 10th 2013, 10:50 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,963
Posted By Babsw

Re: Aussie citizens after 5 years :)

I really liked your update, I think the key is being realistic, we have been here four years and take our citizenship ceremony on Australia Day and I feel much the same as you. We didn't expect...
Jan 4th 2013, 8:06 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,652
Posted By Babsw

Re: Citizenship Timescales - general question

If we hadn't made the Australia Day ceremony then it would have been March /April for the next ceremony but whether that is here in Brisbane only or everywhere I'm not sure?:huh:
Jan 2nd 2013, 9:22 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,652
Posted By Babsw

Jan 1st 2013, 6:34 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,652
Posted By Babsw

Re: Citizenship Timescales - general question

If this is any help we put our application in for citizenship in Oct 2012,took the exam in Nov 2012 and our ceremony is to be on Australia Day 2013. This was a paper application which I believe are...
Jun 17th 2011, 1:19 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,007
Posted By Babsw

Re: 3 years completed

coming up to three years in Brisbane:thumbup:
All good but OH about to be out of work again,was out of work for 9 months when we arrived, had 18 months of work then now back to nothing but think we...
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