My partner is going to spend around 3 months working in Canberra at the end of next year and I'm hoping to take a short sabbatical to join her for those three months. Ideally I would love to work in schools there but I think I will struggle to get a Visa. Although I work in what seems to be a shortage area (special education) and have various postgraduate qualifications including a Master's degree, my age counts against me - I'll be 51 soon. Has anyone managed to do anything alomg these lines? Any advice or contacts? Any help would be greatly appreciated!