Teaching in Australia
Jan 18, 2010 Teaching 3275 Views
One of the most in demand professions Down Under is teaching in Australia. Many districts, in order to either upgrade or maintain the level of the profession in Australia, have opted to tap the overseas worker market to fill the vacancies. The difficult immigration process in Australia is often expedited once a viable candidate has been found to fill the demand for teachers in Australia. The demand for teachers needs to be filled quickly and for this it has been highlighted in the Expat Forum that "this is where there is a specific opportunity for those with a teaching background and teaching experience to make a new life in Australia."
Despite the ongoing worldwide recession, one of the most stable economies that have weathered the storm is Australia. This well-grounded economy together with a stable political structure has been the biggest attraction for both businesses and expats to come to the country and settle down. Even those native Australians who have immigrated elsewhere have found themselves returning home because of the world financial crisis. Though some parts of the economy are experiencing a glut of skilled workers, the education sector has been starved with new and experienced blood to man the posts in the country's many schools.
The demand for teachers is felt across the country and across all learning levels. There is a great need for teachers from the pre-primary level to the secondary level to even higher education level institutions across many of the states of Australia. Thus, if you were a teacher by profession and by training, you would be a much sought after commodity. Your application for a visa would be given top priority and if all your credentials were in order, you would be issued a visa in no time at all.
The best way to avail of this demand for teachers is applying for a skilled worker's visa to be an individual teaching in Australia. Upon submission of your application, your pertinent documentation would be reviewed under the following standards:
Education. You would need to at least completed four years of higher education for a course similar to or comparable to qualifications in Australia. With this, your experience in the practice of these credentials would help Australian immigration authorities in reviewing your application.
Profession. The professional qualifications you have obtained related to teaching are also a great factor in determining whether you would be granted a visa or not. You need to have at least a year of experience teaching full time. You would also need to have at least 45 days of supervised practice in a teaching environment to be considered qualified for teaching in Australia.
English language. The basic language in Australia is English and this is the basic requirement for any individual seeking permanent residence in Australia. This is all the more so demanded for teaching in Australia and English ability must be both spoken and written expertise.
Another way of entering Australia is by way of sponsorship by a recognized local authority or company in Australia. The Australian immigration authorities would assume that the sponsoring party has already performed a due diligence review of the beneficiary of the sponsorship to avoid issued when the individual moves on over into Australia.
Ultimately, once given the opportunity to immigrate to Australia, the remuneration for the profession is amongst the highest in the Australian economy. For those with relatively limited experience, a teacher can receive AU$33,000 to AU$45,000 while others with greater credentials can command salaries anywhere from AU$55,000 to AU$70,000 per annum. This will be able to provide you and your family an opportunity to live comfortably. The forecast, as reported on Expat Forum is "Australia has become something of a magnet for teachers looking to move to a new land and so long as the demand for teachers remains high it is likely we will see the teaching profession remain on the skilled workers list for the foreseeable future."