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NQT move to Australia from Scotland?

Discussion in 'Scotland - education news' started by kisforkaren, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. I am planning to move to Australia on a working visa for a year. I will have become a NQT Scottish Secondary teacher in Modern Studies (only in Scottish curriculum) by then. My degree is in Geography and Politics but my PGDE is only in Modern Studies. I am hoping I can teach Geography/History but I am not sure how flexible Australia will be. I am doing a 140 TEFL course this summer in English. Can I apply for casual teaching posts in Australia? Where am I most likely to find work in this profession? Any advice much appreciated. Thank you.
  2. Recruitment of teachers is mainly handled by the relevant State Government department in each State - these should get you started
    For Queensland http://education.qld.gov.au/hr/recruitment/teaching/
    For New South Wales https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/about-us/careers-centre/school-careers/teaching/your-teaching-career/trained-teachers/apply-to-teach
    For Victoria http://www.education.vic.gov.au/careers/teaching/jobs/applyinginter.htm
    These should give you an idea about how to go about getting your qualifications recognised - obviously the first step - and where you are likely to find teaching posts.
    Don't have any info on private schools - you may have to Google that!
  3. Select handle teacher recruitment in state schools in Sydney, they have offices in the CBD. I worked as a primary teacher there a few years ago, post probation. There was plenty short term, last minute work and it was well paid. I was also on the books of a woman (Julie someone.....sorry I can't remember) who recruited supply teachers for independent schools in the Eastern Suburbs. If you do end up in Sydney I would suggest contacting one of the independent schools (Scots College or Kambala def use her) and ask them for her contact details. I didn't have any TEFL qualification and had no problem getting work. Best of luck!

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