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Working Holiday and Supply Teaching Jobs/Tutoring

Discussion in 'Australia - Staffroom' started by dalizkarina, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. dalizkarina

    dalizkarina New commenter

    Hello Everyone

    I am 29 years old and I am thinking about applying for a Working Holiday Visa and moving to Australia by August/September of this year. I have a Bachelors degree in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages but I am qualified to teach (QTS from the UK and I'm a qualified teacher in the United States) English, ESOL and Spanish.

    I don't know which city to move to, I just know that I want to live near the beach.

    Since I know I can only work for 6 months at a time, I know that that can be a problem so I am thinking this really carefully before I make my next move. I keep reading that supply teaching jobs are hard to come by, and I am afraid of running out of money.

    Will I be able to survive in Australia? Where would you recommend me to live? Is this a good idea?
     
  2. lottieeve7

    lottieeve7 New commenter

    You can get supply work while on a WHV but you have to register as a teacher in the state you wish to work. This can be time consuming and slow so you'd need to have a back up plan. Would you consider doing other work while you waited to get your teaching registration sorted? I work as a casual teacher, I'm no longer on a WHV but I have a young child so it suits me well at the moment. I have no trouble getting work but I live in a rural area with a low supply of teachers. Popular spots by the beach tend to be popular with Australian teachers so a willingness to move inland will increase you're chances of a job. Are you male or female? If you're female you could work as a home tutor, governess or aupair while you wait for your teaching registration to come through, it is a good way to save money and see a bit of the country before deciding on a place to settle.
     
  3. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    Can I ask are you British or American?
     

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