Skilled visa for teaching info??
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Jul 4, 2012 6:38 AM Last Post By: Ozziegiraffe
Jun 24, 2012 8:33 PM
Skilled visa for teaching info??Hello lovely people,
Anyone out there either aussie or who has experience, know much about getting a sponsored job as a teacher on the skilled list.
I lived in Australia for 2 years already on a working holiday visa, but now I have realised that I want to go back and live there for real. Serious words from an eternal traveller I know :/
I am a fully qualified teacher with 5 years experience and teachers are on the skilled list. The cost of an independent skilled visa is somewhere in the region of 7,000 I believe because I don't have a job there already. However its hard to get a job when you are not in the country.
Anyone in the teaching world know how to go about finding a school/department which would be willing to sponsor a teacher if they are on the shortage list? I will be in Australia, in Sydney in 2 weeks but on a holiday visa.
Another Q is that my bf is coming with me but he is not a teacher and not on the skilled list, so d they take into account the skills of your partner if he is going defacto on my visa?
This is all very confusing and difficult. There must be a way....
Jun 24, 2012 10:39 PM
Jun 24, 2012 11:06 PM
Jun 24, 2012 11:08 PM
Jun 24, 2012 11:50 PM
4This website has some info about positions available in Australia:
They may also help with info about immigration. Get on their email list if you want lots of updates about independent jobs available.
If you have previously taught here, you probably realise you need to register state by state. That is, if you register in NSW then you can only teach in NSW.
Jun 24, 2012 11:56 PM
Jun 25, 2012 3:32 AM
6surely defacto means shacked up without marriage so therefore no credibility with the catholics
does the boyfriend have any skills
get away from Sydney
regional remote rural
Jun 25, 2012 6:05 AM
7The site above appears to recruit for private schools. Each state has its own system for employment for the government school system. The one for NSW is here
You will have more chance of permanent employment if you are prepared to go to remote areas, or if you teach a hard-to-staff subject, like maths or science.
However, the days of government sponsorship of teachers from overseas ended several decades ago.
Jun 25, 2012 6:51 PM
8Teaching was taken off the skilled stream list last year. Which would make it a lot more difficult.
What you could do is get a working visa (if you are under 35), work as a relief teacher and build up a good relationship with a school that would be willing to sponsor you and take you on as a permanent teacher.
Jun 25, 2012 7:01 PM
Jun 25, 2012 9:11 PM
10Cheers for all the helpful advice dudes and dudettes,
Firstly teachers, secondary school teachers are on the skilled list. I havedone some research into it and I did a points test and got more than what was required. The only thing stopping me from applying straight away is the cost. Yikes!!! Way more than I can save in NZ at the moment!
I would be happy to go anywhere in Australia. I travelled the whole country in my 2 years there and I don't mind putting in a few years in the regional area's if it means staying in Australia, I just don;t know how to find the jobs there that are willing to sponsor me.
Which is why I was thinking of an independent skilled visa, expensive but then I can work where I like, i.e the cities. I have a job in sydney waiting for me, but they just can't sponsor me :( My bf also has a job in Sydney but they can't sponsor him either cause its just a small family business.
As regards the Irish catholic connection, this has crossed my mind. I went to a catholic secondary school and I taught in at least 3 catholic schools in Ireland- well most schools are catholic in ireland! If I thought this would help me, then I will totally push the catholic thing. Again, I don't have any contacts. It maybe easier when I get back there in 2 weeks.
In the meantime, I am waiting for the skillsselect thing in a week and apply for that and see....
Thanks a mill
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