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    Re: Teaching in Australia for an oversees teacher
    Posted by: Dave on 12/29/11
    (6) Comments

    Not to sound rude but that wouldnt be the smartest thing, not if you want
    the best compensation package. You want to be hired as a foreign hire, so
    that youll get airfare, moving and settling in allowances, as well as a
    housing package (hopefully). If your already there, you will likely be
    hired as a local hire, which will be salary and insurance only. Besides
    you have some time, the main hiring season time in now, but positions wont
    start until August.

    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
    > skills.
    > 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:
    >>
    >> http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/skilled-workers/sbs/
    >>
    >> I think your still confusing an immigration visa with a non
    >> immigration work visa. No school is going to pay for an
    > immigration
    >> 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:
    >>> Hi,
    >>> 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?
    >>>
    >>> Cheers,
    >>> Koen
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> 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:
    >>>>> Hi,
    >>>>> 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
    >>>>> one?
    >>>>> I hope someone can get in touch with me and help me with
    >>>>> realizing my dream of living and working in Australia.


    Posts on this thread, including this one

  • Teaching in Australia for an oversees teacher, 12/24/11, by Koen.
  • Re: Teaching in Australia for an oversees teacher, 12/24/11, by Dave.
  • Re: Teaching in Australia for an oversees teacher, 12/27/11, by Koen.
  • Re: Teaching in Australia for an oversees teacher, 12/27/11, by Dave.
  • Re: Teaching in Australia for an oversees teacher, 12/28/11, by Koen.
  • Re: Teaching in Australia for an oversees teacher, 12/29/11, by Dave.