Hi Phil. I'm in East Midlands.
We've paid to go through an agent who tells us the best way in regards Visas etc.
It's been quite stressful, as I'm older than my wife my skills are irrelevant, so we are going on her age and skills. WA aren't doing state sponsorship for teachers so we are looking at SA. I've never visited SA before hence the questions.
We've done the PTE test and got 20 points from that, done the skills assessment which has been granted and now the Expression of Interest is about to be submitted. My wife did a three year degree and the Australian government only recognise four year degrees, even though she's been teaching for seven years, it appears the experience doesn't count so she had to go back to uni for a year and get a PGCE degree too.
My wife is about to get her Teacher Qualifications Assessment done.
I understand the Oz government being strict when you look at the state unlimited migration has left the UK in, but it's very frustrating non the less, when we want to move to Oz, obey the laws, integrate, pay taxes and contribute positively to the country and my wife wants to train the next generation.