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1. Posted by carlo78 (Budding Member 37 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I'm planning on working a bit while I'm out in Australia and would like to work as a supply teacher. Does anyone know of any agencies in Sydney that I could register for this type of work with? already tried select education but can't find much info on any other agencies.
fin x

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi Fin,

Well, there are tons of these in Sydney. Too many to list here, that's for sure. Try the following:

Search for employment agencies in sydney

I think it brings up somewhere along the lines of 600 odd agencies, so you might want to narrow it down by adding specific search words, maybe referring only to specific agencies.



3. Posted by Hashbrown (Budding Member 20 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

A word of advice, I would attempt to get something sorted out before you leave as there are a number of changes occuring relating to the registration of teachers in Australia at present.

From my experiences you are more likely to get teaching work in the regional centres, I worked in Kalgoorlie for a few years and we had some travellers come through and do some teaching though they were Aust nationals.

Dont expect to have your years of experience taken into account as its hard enough to get it done when you have worked in the system. In West Aust the minimum is around $160 a day for relief teaching, and maximum of about $240 a day if you can prove more then 7 years of teaching experience.

Best of luck


4. Posted by carlo78 (Budding Member 37 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the tips I have followed them up. |If there are any others teachers out there thinking of doing the same as me, I have since found out that in order to teach in government schools you first have to register to do this and then go for an interview to assess your suitablilty as a teacher. (Daunting...)
If this doesn't work out 'cos I don't have enough experience, I may wanna teach Basic Skills to adults- Literacy and Numeracy. Tried the LLNP, but again you have to be registered and it's a bit hit and miss, so if anyone knows of any private training providers I could contact that offer this type of programme, again, I'd be thankful.

5. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member 270 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

You have to do quite the same to be able to teach in NZ...

going through all this sh... load of paperwork right now...

have fun ;)