Originally Posted by Libby1971
I didn't realise it was you on the follow up show. I seen that one- as I was really pleased to see you moved to Adelaide as we knew we were hoping to go there
So I'm not the only one who's been driven to desperate measures then...the longer I live here the more I think the Aussies need to get a little flexibility into their rules and regulations if they want to utilise the skilled workers they actually sponsored in the first place!
I'm glad you've found something useful to do with your time anyway, but as you say, it can be who you know, not what. You were pretty fortunate to get your foot in the door. I don't have experience as such with kids with disabilities - only EAL speakers really, and even that seems to have gone unrecognized in my job applications, so I guess I wouldn't be any good at the kind of job you've been able to do. I think the Cert III is my only way in. But thanks again and all the best.
I have just done my mandatory qualification it cost $80 its all day and the st Johns was $162 for the 2 days but I think you can also do it over 3 days but I wanted it out of the way! They do get booked up but if st Johns is full you can always do the course with the red cross.
I am in the same situation at the min with jobs, I have an NVQ3 in early years and education and had it assesed before we arrived, they have only classed it as a certificate 4 over here which isnt the diploma level so you are classed as unqualified.
I have been told to take all my work that I did to a lady at the uni in croyden to see what I need to do to make it the diploma, I think she said you have to do observations- however its finding a nursey that will let you do that.
I have signed up with select at the moment, but in the uk worked for 4 years as a special needs ta so I am hoping I can find a special school here as I dont want to lose my skills in braille and makaton. I will post again on here when I know what work is required to top up NVQ's to diploma and any other info I find out.