The Teacher Debate
Have split this thread as it is not only on a different topic but moved to Jobs and Careers in stead of finance. The original thread topic had seen to be forgotton.
Originally Posted by cornish Busdriver
I am sure all of us would LOVE to have a job before coming out to Oz but not all of us are able to have that luxury. Myself and my partner are both teachers. You can't start working as a teacher until you have registered as a teacher in South Australia (the law) and this can take 6 to 8 weeks. You can't even start the process of registering as a teacher over here in the UK prior to departure to give yourself a headstart. It can ONLY be done after arriving in Oz.
John and Sarah
Last edited by Django; 02-04-2008 at 12:03 PM.
Reason: split thread
Best of luck guys - so many teachers coming over even relief work is thin on the ground.
Originally Posted by mossmac
Sorry mossmac, but actually you can start the process from the UK.
You can submit your documentation for the skills assessment. The registration process isn't complete until you take the certificates in for your Mandatory Child Protection course and First Aid certificate. Once you do that, if your skills assessment is done, it takes about 2 weeks. My friend did it this way - she came out here for a holiday in August, took the mandatory and first aid course etc, took them to TRB and was registered before the end of her holiday!
I, of course, waited until I got here thinking I was oh so clever and than had to wait months on end for the whole affair! If in doubt, don't do what I did. OH is also a teacher and it took for ever.
However, the rest of your post is sound - schools won't talk to you from the UK unless the registration process is complete and that can't always be done until the final move. Sadly, teachers are not as in demand as the adverts would have you believe.
Last edited by Libby1971; 02-04-2008 at 11:19 AM.
Reason: can't spell!
Hi John & Sarah
What wrong with contacting schools in your chosen area to find out the the score is ? and keeping them informed of when you are going over.
You will be suprised how much they can help on getting things speeded up.
We found that good communications with future employers and the local autorities is your biggest friend.
Hope you both get jobs sorted soon.
I sooooo wish that were the case. Even if you hand deliver your resume and keep in touch - there are so many teachers doing that - the schools are getting fed up with us.
Originally Posted by cornish Busdriver
Like most things here - it's not what you know - its who you know - or - right place, right time.
Sorry Cornish, unless you have a job offer the schools can do next do nothing to help. And quite frankly, why should they bother to help someone in the UK who isn't regsitered when there are so many here in Aus who are?
Nick, spot on as ever
Would be lovely though libby , if that were the case!!!!!! We can but dream!
'The Teacher debate'
Not so much a debate - more a moan and groan!
Why on earth sa are still doing a big recruitment drive for teachers is beyond me. Even regional jobs are getting thinner on the ground. I know they are worried because in 10 years time they expect a large % of teachers to retire - but what do we do in between now and then? That will put me at 51 !!
My sons teacher has just retired at 70!!!
From the outside looking in it does seem ridiculous that teaching is on the 'wanted' list when it does seem as though there are more teachers than jobs. Perhaps it should state somewhere that teachers are in demand in SA for visa applicants but this does not include a radius of x amount of kms from Adelaide. This is why I often pm nurses just to check there is a surplus of nursing roles for when we arrive.
Originally Posted by Nick11
I know this is a teachers debate, but to me it high- lights the Australian immigration process perfectly! I think the only job you are safe getting on the list is nursing! Hairdresser if you are prepared to work odd hours and when they want on a week to week basis.
As for trades...there is loads out there if you are happy working half the week one week and 70 hrs the next all for $16 an hour!.
Sorry give it back to you guys now!