On 12/28/11, Koen wrote:
> A lot of confusion, but you're right. I was looking at the immigration
> visa while I should be looking at at the non immigration work visa. So
> you're absolutely right, the costs of 305 AUD shouldn't be the problem.
> You can apply for the visa from within Australia, so probably the
> smartest thing to do is just go over there, apply for jobs and hope for
> the best. I worked there already for three months (but not as a
> teacher), so I hope that can help with proving i've got decent english
> Thanks a lot for the help, and all the best for 2012!
> On 12/27/11, Dave wrote:
>> OK Im confused, how much do you think the visa is? It costs $305
>> AUD, which while a chunk isnt really some horribly large amount of
>> money for a school. The visa you would be getting is a Business Long
>> Stay visa (#457). Heres a link:
>> I think your still confusing an immigration visa with a non
>> immigration work visa. No school is going to pay for an
>> visa, unless they are hiring you as head of the school and its part
>> of the contract.
>> I think being a non native english speaker might be an issue. It
>> depends, i work in Denmark, and many of the Danes and Swedes i meet
>> have perfectly acceptable english skills. The curriculum may or may
>> not be an issue. Most international schools teach IB or a
>> combination of curriculums, depending on the school.
>> On 12/27/11, Koen wrote:
>>> First of all: Thanks for your reply!
>>> I would like to start with finding a job as a teacher in
>>> Australia, so after that I can start thinking about immigrating.
>>> So you think schools over there would take care of the visa for
>>> me? I heard about big companies doing that, but for schools it
>>> would seem like a lot of money(skilled-sponsored).
>>> Everything should be ok with the teaching credentials, and
>>> otherwise my Master of Science degree is internationally
>>> recognized. You don't think that being a non-native english
>>> speaker and the fact that the curriculum is different is too big
>>> of a problem?
>>> Do you have any pointers on where to look for information on
>>> that, or someone to contact over there?
>>> On 12/24/11, Dave wrote:
>>>> Im confuse about something. Are you trying to immigrate to
>>>> Australia or find a job there? I ask because the Visa is
>>>> really a minor thing. You need to find a job/school to hire
>>>> you, and then whatever kind of work visa you need, let them
>>>> take care of.
>>>> As long as your teaching credential is issued by the
>>>> governmental body, is in good standing and a "standard"
>>>> certificate (meaning there are no conditions or limitations on
>>>> it and would permit you to perform the duties of a teacher in
>>>> your host country) then it should be readily accepted by the
>>>> various teaching colleges in Australia. Australia's teaching
>>>> authority is governed by the regional colleges, and very
>>>> similar to Canada's system.
>>>> You may have some difficulty finding a position as
>>>> Australia's curriculum is very similar to the GCSE/6th form/A
>>>> levels curriculum format, and the Netherlands follows the
>>>> Gymnasium curriculum format.
>>>> If your looking for more information about immigrating to
>>>> Australia and then finding a job once there, the standards for
>>>> self sponsorship are very, very high (as you discovered).
>>>> On 12/24/11, Koen wrote:
>>>>> I'm a physics teacher on a secondary school in the
>>>>> Netherlands. I'm very interested in getting a job in
>>>>> Australia. However, there is so much information on
>>>>> different visas that it's a bit hard to find where to
>>>>> start. I looked into the government sponsored skilled visa,
>>>>> but will a school help me with the costs that come with
>>>>> such a sponsorship? And is my teaching qualification from
>>>>> the Netherlands recognized since it is different from a UK
>>>>> I hope someone can get in touch with me and help me with
>>>>> realizing my dream of living and working in Australia.