Conandviv

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  1. Removals Company - PSS or John Mason - advice please! ;-)

    Thanks PeterB for your reply, much appreciated! :-) We opted for PSS in the end and A Letton Percival insurance. For the benefit of others going through the same process, I'll try to post an account of our experience here, as our move progresses.
  2. Removals Company - PSS or John Mason - advice please! ;-)

    Thanks for the advice, Taffyowen, NicF and Rammygirl much appreciated! :-)
  3. Removals Company - PSS or John Mason - advice please! ;-)

    That's really useful, thank you! :-)
  4. We are due to arrive in Adelaide in August. We've had quotations for shipping from PSS and John Mason. Can anyone offer testimonials/recommendations of who they would go with based on your experiences. I have read lots of forum reviews on the subject, but can't find many recent ones for UK to Adelaide. (We plan to go with an independent like Letton Percival for insurance). Many thanks for your help... much appreciated! :-)
  5. This link was recommended to me on 'pominoz':http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Australia
  6. This link was recommended to me on 'pominoz':http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Australia
  7. Thanks for the advice, I'll look into it and get some advice from an RMA. My sister lives in Adelaide, so we do really want SA.
  8. Thanks for your reply. My university qualifications are a 4 year BA and MA combined, Master of Modern Languages degree from the University of Manchester, awarded in 2004 and a primary PGCE (with Modern Foreign Languages) from Manchester Metropolitan University awarded in 2005. If I get AITSL assessed as Primary Teacher, with it not being on the SOL, would I be able to apply for a 189? I have experience working with EYFS/reception children and a lot of experience in working in Special Educational Needs provision, so I originally assumed I would meet criteria for Special Needs Teacher, which is on the SOL, but that requires a specific SEN qualification. That's why I was wondering whether I would meet the Early Childhood Teacher assessment criteria. Not sure which is the best route for me, any advice/guidance would be gratefully received.
  9. Would my primary PGCE make me eligible for AITSL assessment as Early Childhood Teacher since one of my main teaching placements was in KS1 with children under the age of 8, providing the placement was longer than the required 45 days? Any clarification would be gratefully received!
  10. I work as a Special Needs Teacher in a special school in the UK and as a Special Needs Advisory Teacher for the Outreach Service of the special school where I work, advising mainstream schools about Special Education Needs. I also facilitate Special Education Needs training for the Teaching School department of the special school where I work. I have worked in a specialist educational provision for eight years in the UK. My university qualifications are a 4 year BA and MA combined, Master of Modern Languages degree from the University of Manchester, awarded in 2004 and a primary PGCE (with Modern Foreign Languages) from Manchester Metropolitan University awarded in 2005. My PGCE included Special Education Needs training and I have completed further Special Education Needs training during my time working in specialist educational provisions, such as a course in sign language, positive handling etc... I have been looking into applying for a visa to move to Adelaide. I have contacted a couple of registered migration agents in the UK to enquire about migrating, and they have given me conflicting information: one of them stated I would be able to be assessed by AITSL as a Special Needs Teacher and the other thought that I may need to apply to be assessed as a Primary Teacher. On the immi.gov.au site it states the required skill level for Special Needs Teacher is: 'This occupation has a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).' So I believe my four year bachelors/masters degree plus primary PGCE and relevant experience meet this criteria but I can't tell from the information available from AITSL whether this corresponds with AITSL's requirements. The immi.gov.au site advises contacting the assessing authority to check specific requirements. So I contacted AITSL directly and despite numerous requests for clarification all they do is refer me to the information on the application form and in their Q&A, which doesn't give definitive clarification for this query. Can anyone clarify which assessment route is appropriate for me? Since I work as a Special Needs Teacher, I have a lot of experience in this field, I would be applying for jobs as a Special Needs Teacher in Australia and this profession is on the SOL, whereas Primary Teacher is not, I thought applying for assessment as a Special Needs Teacher would be the appropriate route for me, but if I need to apply as a Primary Teacher it would be good to know this before I begin the application process and potentially waste a lot of money applying for the wrong assessment. Many thanks for any clarification or precedents that anyone can offer! :-)
  11. That's nice and local for us, I'll contact them, thanks! :-)
  12. Help please! Shipping costs?

    Thanks for the tip, I hadn't thought about that! Hope you get your stuff soon and enjoy Adelaide!! :-)
  13. Thanks for the tip! :-)