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Becoming a teacher and moving to Australia

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1. Posted by mkatkell (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

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?

2. Posted by shaneomac (Inactive 20 posts) 9y

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!

3. Posted by connaust (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y

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

Cheers Andrew

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