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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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    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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    Sorry to hijack this thread.

     

    I am interested in the process of finding casual/relief or part time roles in Perth?

    Is the most effective method to approach schools directly and register your interest?

    Are there any recommended agencies?

    What is the current market like?

    Is there a good or bad time of the year to register and find work?

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    4 hours ago, dmuk said:

    Sorry to hijack this thread.

     

    I am interested in the process of finding casual/relief or part time roles in Perth?

    Is the most effective method to approach schools directly and register your interest?

    Are there any recommended agencies?

    What is the current market like?

    Is there a good or bad time of the year to register and find work?

    Answers to your questions are in my post above.  

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    I've been here since nov16 and struggling to find a teaching post! I'm primary qualified with 16yrs experience. My visa was for early primary teacher but there are very few jobs advertised. I'm currently working as an ECT in a day care centre as I need to earn a wage but I'm having to do some additional training (at my expense) in order to meet the governing body of daycares guidelines!

    It's mad! I would love to get back in the classroom but can't afford to take the chance of going on relief as I have to earn a wage to help support my family.

    Hopefully you'll have better luck with secondary teaching jobs - there seems to be more, than primary teaching posts, advertised on the WA job page.

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    It's such a shame though that the government let you get an early years teacher visa (which is what I've got) but then when you come to get a job the only place that needs teachers are daycare centres and my teaching qualification and 16yrs experience wasn't enough for ACECQA  (day care assessing body). I have teacher registrstion in WA too but now need to do a diploma???? It's mad - my qualifications and experience were good enough for the WA government who did assessment for my permanent visa!

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    Hi the same thing has happened to me! We are all ready to arrive on 1st September but will now need to top up before I can also work. What is the best way to complete the Diploma I have looked at the open college? I have a MA so used too studying and will complete this extra qualification if that's the rules! 

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    On 09/07/2017 at 02:46, verystormy said:

    The oversupply of primary teachers is well know and likely to get worse in the near and medium term 

    I disagree with this as I think it is now bottoming out.    When year 7 went into High School  last year, there were a lot of primary teachers without a position and these have mostly been retrained as lower secondary teachers, redeployed into vacant primary positions at other schools, or retired.   Remember also that the B Ed course in Australia is 4 years long, so students taking up the call to be teachers in the past few years, are still graduating.   In the past couple of years there have been much fewer students studying a BEd, so there will be fewer chasing positions.   Also, the demographic of teachers in WA right across the board, but especially in the primary sector, is ageing and many are close to retirement.    Give it a couple of years and it will even out. 

    I comment with confidence as prior to recent retirement I was an HR manager within the Department of Education and had direct responsibility for recruitment of teachers.   I do agree that the Dept of Immigration should have removed all teacher categories from the skills list a few years ago, and was very vocal about this within the Dept of Education.   As always though, those who have the working knowledge of something are rarely listened to.   

    Friends still working in this arena in DoE are in total agreement with my views.

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    On ‎11‎/‎07‎/‎2017 at 03:35, Rossmoyne said:

    I disagree with this as I think it is now bottoming out.    When year 7 went into High School  last year, there were a lot of primary teachers without a position and these have mostly been retrained as lower secondary teachers, redeployed into vacant primary positions at other schools, or retired.   Remember also that the B Ed course in Australia is 4 years long, so students taking up the call to be teachers in the past few years, are still graduating.   In the past couple of years there have been much fewer students studying a BEd, so there will be fewer chasing positions.   Also, the demographic of teachers in WA right across the board, but especially in the primary sector, is ageing and many are close to retirement.    Give it a couple of years and it will even out. 

    I comment with confidence as prior to recent retirement I was an HR manager within the Department of Education and had direct responsibility for recruitment of teachers.   I do agree that the Dept of Immigration should have removed all teacher categories from the skills list a few years ago, and was very vocal about this within the Dept of Education.   As always though, those who have the working knowledge of something are rarely listened to.   

    Friends still working in this arena in DoE are in total agreement with my views.

    Thanks Rossmoyne that's very encouraging, I am a primary teacher with 15 years experience including management roles.  I am expecting to have to do relief work to get into a longer term position. Luckily I don't need a full time position to pay the bills as such although we will certainly miss my income if I'm unable to get work at all.

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    On ‎19‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 17:21, thecultfan said:

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

    Hi

    I am very happy to assist anyone looking for long term teaching roles in Perth. Currently the demands are in secondary but we do have some primary roles also. I work with schools in the independent school sector.

    cheers

    Kathryn

    you can contact me  by private message

     

     

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    Hi and welcome to the forum.  We don't encourage the use of emails but rather suggest our membership use our PM system to make primary contact.  If you are a business owner/employee promoting your business, please refer to our business guidelines.

     

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    On 14/09/2017 at 12:01, Kathryn McNee said:

    Hi

    I am very happy to assist anyone looking for long term teaching roles in Perth. Currently the demands are in secondary but we do have some primary roles also. I work with schools in the independent school sector.

    cheers

    Kathryn

    you can contact me  by private message

     

     

     

     

    Hi Are you still available to assist teachers gaining roles in Perth?

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