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UK vs Australian qualifications for teaching abroad?

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by TeachingOk, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. TeachingOk

    TeachingOk New commenter

    I know UK qualifications are quite common amongst international schools in Asia, but is it possible to find employment with an Australian qualification? I mean, there are more English international schools (British) abroad so technically a UK qualification would be better for employment in this regard?

    What do you think?
  2. T0nyGT

    T0nyGT Lead commenter

    There are far more IB schools than British schools. I work in a British school with lots of Australian trained teachers. It shouldn't be a problem but IB schools should definitely be your first choice
  3. percy topliss

    percy topliss Established commenter

    I have worked at, ostensibly, British schools with many Aussie trained and certified people. I also know of Aussie curriculum schools that employ British, American and South African teachers. It is about the person not the certificate, I would say.

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  4. taiyah

    taiyah Occasional commenter

    The teachers college closed in the 1980s and the universities took over the qualifications.

    Unless they are in their 50 - 55 and over, you'll find Australian teachers have thier BEd matching the subject they teach.

    Furthermore, Australia doesn't produce "qualifications" such as the iPGCE and the 3 year QTS option. One can draw the conclusion on what this means.

    At the end of the day it's upto the schools. An international school can have between 10-62 different nationalities and qualifications on their payroll.

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