I am a college graduate who is working toward a teaching certification in the U.S. I would like to move to Australia for a few years and teach there and possibly attend university. Can anyone give me some good advice on how to go about doing this? Also how expensive is it to find a room to let? Is Australia in need of teachers?
What degree do you have? Your probably won't be able to work in the teaching field here unless you have a teaching degree or a degree with a teaching diploma. I would suggest looking at the university you are gaining your teaching certificate from and see if they have a partenership with any Australian universities. If you already have a degree then i would suggest trying to obtain a teaching diploma in Australia. This can be around 1 year. I know my university provides a one year teaching diploma for people with a degree. You may also be able to get credit points for work you have already done, meaning it takes less time. Teachers in Australia are provided with a decent wage, I would reccomend trying to obtain a job at a private school. I would say there is a need for teachers, although that is debatable depending on which state. Anyway, i'm happy to explain a little more indepth if you like. I just haven't the time now. Mid-semester exams!
As an education consultant re. Oz I would suggest tha teaching demand varies from stat to state, it maths/science they will be all over you. I would suggest you look at http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/880/index.htm
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