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1/1/13 5:09 PM
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mr mikkelborg
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I live in Canada, I'm finishing up my teachers college degree. My teachable's are math and physics. I've heard that Australia is looking for High school teachers. I'm thinking of relocating. Could anyone give me some insight on this? Where I should move to if I would move to Australia. Being close to ocean would be preferable. Keeping in mind places to train Phone Post
1/2/13 2:12 AM
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mitso
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You heard wrong. They need teachers in rural areas where you will be no where near an ocean.

There are already plenty of teachers in Aus. Everyone wants to live in a major city though. Problem is this is not where teachers are needed. Phone Post
1/2/13 6:58 AM
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plus im guessing u would need to do ur diploma in education which is usually a 1 year course to be qualified in australia.

u could easily get work in the teaching pool which is casual work, but thats not very stable
1/2/13 11:34 AM
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I guess I gotta look into this more, thx Phone Post
3/5/13 9:55 AM
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Surrey what Phone Post
3/16/13 4:53 AM
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Mate don't be put off by these guys guessing about the reality. They seem well intentioned, but there is a fair degree of generalisation.

I'm a teacher in NSW and have been in the public system for 13 years or so now. I can tell you that in certain subjects there are very real shortages, and as it happens, 2 of those are in fact Maths and Physics. I live on the central coast (about an hour north of Sydney) which is pretty much considered to be THE desirable area to teach, and even up here there is a real shortage of Maths teachers. A lot of physics classes are being taught by science or engineering studies teachers who don't necessarily specialise in Physics, too.

You probably will have to complete either a dip. ed, OR just a conversion course - I don't know how well the Canadian system lines up, but there will be work for you, I'd almost guarantee it. And it wont just be out west, either!
3/16/13 9:59 AM
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gumby1 - Mate don't be put off by these guys guessing about the reality. They seem well intentioned, but there is a fair degree of generalisation.

I'm a teacher in NSW and have been in the public system for 13 years or so now. I can tell you that in certain subjects there are very real shortages, and as it happens, 2 of those are in fact Maths and Physics. I live on the central coast (about an hour north of Sydney) which is pretty much considered to be THE desirable area to teach, and even up here there is a real shortage of Maths teachers. A lot of physics classes are being taught by science or engineering studies teachers who don't necessarily specialise in Physics, too.

You probably will have to complete either a dip. ed, OR just a conversion course - I don't know how well the Canadian system lines up, but there will be work for you, I'd almost guarantee it. And it wont just be out west, either!
What school do you teach at? Phone Post

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