Teaching Jobs in Australia
Emigrate to Australia is an independent company based in the UK and is not affiliated with the Australian Government. You should be aware that Australian visas are available from the Australian Government website. We are a MARA registered migration agents and offer visa and immigration services.
Thinking of teaching in Australia?
Australia is popular with UK teachers looking for new challenges in a very different, exciting environment. It offers an attractive lifestyle with an easy cultural transition. As you have arrived at this page you have probably started your research and realised that getting good advice is paramount to a successful application. Apart from being MARA registered agents and members of MIA and Migration Alliance, we are also solicitors – therefore, perfectly placed to negotiate the hurdles of the Australian emigration process.
We have helped many teachers: nursery, primary and secondary, lecturers SEN and educational support staff to achieve their dream of starting a new life in Australia. If you have a PGCE or a full 4 year educational degree and are considering moving to Australia call us on 0207 427 5290 or complete the form on the right.
Teaching Jobs in Australia
Schools vary from large comprehensives to very small rural schools. As in the UK, some are founded by religious organisations. There are state and private schools with non government accounting for a third of all schools and 36% of all teaching staff. Some jobs require teaching across all disciplines. The student to staff ratio is around 12 to 15:1.
There are 4 terms in the academic year with the first term starting late January. Terms last 8 to 12 weeks and the summer break is around 6 weeks. Positions are available throughout the year but the peak time for vacancies starts in late September in readiness for the first term. A school day is generally 9am to 3.30. Australia is currently developing a national curriculum similar to the UK.
Pay is dependent on your experience and the job. There are also salary variations between the territories. Salaries are around the same and slightly higher than the UK (generally between $55K and $100K (Aus Dollars). Though the living costs are considerably lower.
Anyone entering Australia as a skilled migrant will have a skills assessment. For teaching, this assessment is done by The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)
In addition, you will need to register with the local authority of the relevant territory which will have its own recruitment criteria. As a general guide, you will be required to have 3- 4 years’ of tertiary training and a teaching qualification which is recognised by the regulatory body of the territory. There is a criminal record check and a literacy/English language test.
Taking the right path to a successful application is our forte. We are MARA Registered Migration Agents and members of the Migration Alliance. In addition we operate within a highly reputable law firm Taylor Hampton Solicitors. If you are interested in finding out more about how your design qualifications and experience can work for you in Australia give us a call on 020 7427 5290 or complete the form on the right.
Teaching Job Ceilings for Australia
|Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers||1500|
|Primary School Teachers||8940|
|Secondary School Teachers||7980|
|Special Education Teachers||1140|
|University Lecturers and Tutors||2400|
|Vocational Education Teachers||2100|
|Education Advisers and Reviewers||600|
|Other Education Managers||600|
- Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher
- Secondary School Teacher
- Special Needs Teacher
- Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
- Teacher of the Sight Impaired
- Special Education Teachers nec
- Primary School Teacher
- Middle School Teacher (Aus)
- Intermediate School Teacher (NZ)
- University Lecturer (Suitable for the position of Research Associate or Research Fellow in a University)
- University Tutor
- Vocational Education Teacher (Non Trades)
- Vocational Education Teacher (Trades)
- Education Adviser
- Education Reviewer
- Art Teacher (Private Tuition)
- Dance Teacher (Private Tuition)
- Drama Teacher (Private Tuition)
- Music Teacher (Private Tuition)
- Private Tutors and Teachers nec
- Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages