Still haven’t figured out whether a future in Teaching & Education is right for you? Here are five things you should know about Teaching & Education that will help you decide.
The outcome does not always lead to classroom teaching
While most graduates of Teaching & Education programs intend to practice their profession in classrooms, there are related occupations graduates can pursue. One example is private tuition or home tutoring. Another is in corporate learning and development realm as a trainer, coach or mentor for an organisation.
There is an overseas demand for Australia-trained teachers
Known internationally for high education standard and rigorous training, locally-trained teachers are highly sought after overseas. Plus, the rapidly growing number of Australian international schools in Asia and in the Middle East help expand work opportunities in those countries.
There is a pathway to stay permanently in Australia
Many teaching and education related occupations are consistently included in the list of eligible skilled occupations by the Department of Home Affairs. You can apply for either a Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189), Skilled Regional Provisional Visa (Subclass 489) or a Graduate Temporary Visa (Subclass 485).
You need to choose an accredited program and register after graduation
The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) maintains a list of accredited programs to earn a relevant Australian teaching education qualification. Following graduation, you will need to be provisionally approved to be able to teach and work towards full registration. Local regulatory authorities facilitate the registration of Australian teachers.
There is a need to demonstrate your non-academic capabilities
To ensure that aspiring teaching and education students are well-suited in the teaching profession, they need to demonstrate their academic and non-academic capabilities. Non-cognitive tests such as CASPer test are designed to evaluate key personal and professional characteristics of successful students and graduates of a teaching career.
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