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Old Feb 15th 2009, 8:27 pm
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Hi,
can you clarify a few things for me i'm confused!

I am a fully qualified primary teacher in London i have been teaching for 3 years. I want to move to melbourne to supply teach and travel.

What visa should i apply for? i have completed the skilled workers visa and been successful.

how do i apply to the state of melbourne to register as a teacher?

what are the steps i need to take?

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Probably just a working holiday visa, depending on your age, i take it you're not wanting to emigrate, just visit for a while? Here's a few links which might help:

http://www.vic.gov.au/education/teac...fications.html

http://www.vit.vic.edu.au/content.asp?Document_ID=1
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Thank you. Will look these websites up.
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PS Ray, this might be a useful thread if you're considering emigrating on a 175 visa...

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=587160
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Boy am I glad I made this post! Just needed to renew my First Aid and thanks to this I found a link! LMAO.

I've returned to Oz now and I've just started teaching again. Had to make sure i'd renewed everything which, by the way, is a lot less effort than it was before. One tip I would give to someone returning after a break in another country is to make sure you get a statement of service from your previsou employer (in my case the LA in the UK) so that you're on the right payscale when you get here. They hadn't counted the 2 years of teaching I'd done in the UK when I got back here so I was being paid the wrong amount. All sorted now though!
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Boy am I glad I made this post! Just needed to renew my First Aid and thanks to this I found a link! LMAO.

I've returned to Oz now and I've just started teaching again. Had to make sure i'd renewed everything which, by the way, is a lot less effort than it was before. One tip I would give to someone returning after a break in another country is to make sure you get a statement of service from your previsou employer (in my case the LA in the UK) so that you're on the right payscale when you get here. They hadn't counted the 2 years of teaching I'd done in the UK when I got back here so I was being paid the wrong amount. All sorted now though!
Hi u, tell me this, I'm waiting for my teacher registration, apparently it'll take up to three months, gutted! Anyhoo, meanwhile I'm going to get my 1st Aid training done, one provider locally is offering a one day course and another a two day, both the same price, the second one is offering a day of theory first, does it matter which i chose, they're both $145 each. Is there any particular course I should be going for?
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Hi u, tell me this, I'm waiting for my teacher registration, apparently it'll take up to three months, gutted! Anyhoo, meanwhile I'm going to get my 1st Aid training done, one provider locally is offering a one day course and another a two day, both the same price, the second one is offering a day of theory first, does it matter which i chose, they're both $145 each. Is there any particular course I should be going for?
As long as it's a DECs accredited one then you don't need to worry. I'm doing a one day one. It's called the BELS course. It's the same one I did last time. Just check whether the 1 day one is approved by the department and go for the cheapest one

It sucks, waiting for the registration. I was told I could work but only for free!!! lol
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Hi u, tell me this, I'm waiting for my teacher registration, apparently it'll take up to three months, gutted! Anyhoo, meanwhile I'm going to get my 1st Aid training done, one provider locally is offering a one day course and another a two day, both the same price, the second one is offering a day of theory first, does it matter which i chose, they're both $145 each. Is there any particular course I should be going for?
With the St Johns Ambulance I think it's called senior first aider.

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Originally Posted by Mochinbach View Post
Boy am I glad I made this post! Just needed to renew my First Aid and thanks to this I found a link! LMAO.

I've returned to Oz now and I've just started teaching again. Had to make sure i'd renewed everything which, by the way, is a lot less effort than it was before. One tip I would give to someone returning after a break in another country is to make sure you get a statement of service from your previsou employer (in my case the LA in the UK) so that you're on the right payscale when you get here. They hadn't counted the 2 years of teaching I'd done in the UK when I got back here so I was being paid the wrong amount. All sorted now though!
I have read this whole thread with great interest, my husband and I are living in Adelaide and have recently got our permanent visas. He'd like to go back into teaching but 'the system' seems so alien. I've got a few questions so here goes.....So what has your experience in schools been like? Were they gov or non-gov schools? Have you or did you get a permanent contract? (Have heard these are difficult to get) How much choice to you get as to where you teach? In the gov schools the answer seems to be none - ish. How do pensions compare? What about career progression?

Also... what made you go back to England? We are thinking of going back into the UK teaching system, but are worried about how to make that choice. We really like living here in Adelaide so would love to hear your views.

Thanks so much
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I have read this whole thread with great interest, my husband and I are living in Adelaide and have recently got our permanent visas. He'd like to go back into teaching but 'the system' seems so alien. I've got a few questions so here goes.....So what has your experience in schools been like? Were they gov or non-gov schools? Have you or did you get a permanent contract? (Have heard these are difficult to get) How much choice to you get as to where you teach? In the gov schools the answer seems to be none - ish. How do pensions compare? What about career progression?

Also... what made you go back to England? We are thinking of going back into the UK teaching system, but are worried about how to make that choice. We really like living here in Adelaide so would love to hear your views.

Thanks so much
I teach in SA and will tell what I either know or have been told by either experienced Australian or British teachers here about the state sector. When I first came, I was told that you could only get a job in the Metro area if you had done rural for a few years. I have heard since, that it is possible for Head teachers to have some leverage by holding off employing for some posts then saying they need someone later - DECS then allow this. This is anecdotal but I have heard this from different sources.

If it's primary your husband is looking for a job, then it is far harder to get a job - secondary is easier to gain employment. As to alien, yes, that's how I've found it but if you've good experience, it's about adapting to how things work here. That's probably true in most occupations though.


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