thecultfan

Teaching in Perth

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Hi all, great forum here, this is my first post!

I'm a post-primary teacher with 10 years experience at both classroom and management level and I'm moving to Perth in August. Does anyone know what the jobs situation is like in education? Is it best to sign up with an agency such as ANZUK and get relief work with the hope of getting a more permanent contract or should I be emailing or calling in to individual schools with my CV on arrival. Is there enough relief work available to keep a teacher going for a while? My teaching subjects are HASS, geography, environmental studies and ICT. I also have NZ citizenship so I don't have to worry about sponsorship or any job restrictions. I have also applied for TRBWA registration and will have it before I arrive. Any advice would be very much appreciated. I'm looking forward to the move but also a little anxious about being able to find a steady supply of work.

Thanks!

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High and welcome to the forum. 

I am guessing you have a permanent visa sorted? 

Teaching jobs for subjects other than maths and science are generally tight. 

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On 6/9/2017 at 03:53, verystormy said:

High and welcome to the forum. 

I am guessing you have a permanent visa sorted? 

Teaching jobs for subjects other than maths and science are generally tight. 

Hi thanks for the reply! I get an automatic visa on arrival with my NZ passport. I have taught science in the past so hopefully I land some work pretty quickly. I received an email from one of the teaching agencies, they said there is quite a bit of day to day relief work in term 3 and start of term 4. Hopefully that should keep me going for a while.

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As schools in WA resource their own relief teachers, a recognised way of joining the group of  relief teachers available, is to visit schools that you would be interested in teaching in, asking to meet the person who books the relief teachers, and talking to them about your skills and experience.... also of course leaving your CV with them.   You can of course also monitor the Dept of Education website for available positions and apply for these also.  

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I'm hoping there are some jobs at the end of the year as my daughter is due to qualify.

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On 16/06/2017 at 08:59, ali said:

I'm hoping there are some jobs at the end of the year as my daughter is due to qualify.

Ali she will need to apply for any positions advertised on the government website https://jobs.wa.gov.au

I suggest that she visits any schools she wants to work in and asks to meet the Principal... takes along her Resume and any reports from her Pracs.   She also needs to keep in contact with any teachers who were her mentors when she was doing her Pracs, as they will also help her.

So many teachers are coming up to retirement, but with the economy in WA as it is, I do wonder how that will go.... but  your daughter just needs to be "out there" and promoting herself and I am sure that she will gain a position.   Having said that, she might need to consider that teaching in a rural position for a while will be very advantageous for her career.  Too many newly trained teachers will not go rural because they want to stay in Perth near family and friends, and I totally get that, but if you are serious about a career, I think you should be open to any opportunity that will give you experience.  

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I'm looking for a humanities/English teacher for 2018 start.


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19 hours ago, stuartchisholm said:

I'm looking for a humanities/English teacher for 2018 start.


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Hi, I have sent you a private message with a copy of my CV. I would be delighted to be considered for the position.

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