It has widely been reported that math and science secondary school teachers are the most in demand in Australia. There is also a lot more demand for qualified teachers to work in regional Australia.
Many young Australian recent teachers graduate actually have to go to regional Australia to find their first employer.
Secondary School Teacher and Early Childhood (Pre-primary school) Teacher are both on the Immigration and Border Protection Medium to Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). This means that if you are qualified in these teaching positions, you may then be able to apply for independent general skilled migration (PR visas).
International students can become a qualified teacher in as short a time as 1 – 2 years (if they have already completed a bachelor degree).
English requirements to become a teacher in Australia are very high. You will need to show:
(i) An Academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) that shows a score of at least 7.0 for both Reading and Writing; and a score of at least 8.0 for both Speaking and Listening.
Or (ii) An applicant has completed at least four full years of study in higher education (university) in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America. This study must have resulted in award of qualification(s) comparable to the educational level of an Australian bachelor degree or higher and must include a recognised initial teacher education qualification.
Please contact a Smart Choice education consultant to find out more about teaching courses.