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Early Chilhood Teachers in AU

Hello! Calling for all Early Chilhood Teachers in AU. We can post here anything about finding a job, or any experiences in teaching in OZ, any tips and updates. Excited to meet y'all :) :) :)
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  • sunflowersunflower BrisbanePosts: 438Member
    @Rhee
    What's it like working as an ECT in Au? :)

    EARLY CHILDHOOD (PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL) TEACHER (ANZSCO 241111)

    11/Apr/15: IELTS-IDP AU (L: 8.5, R: 8.5, W: 7.5, S: 8.0)
    14/May/15: Lodged AITSL Application
    14/Jul/15: Positive Assessment from AITSL
    24/Jul/15: Submitted EOI (60 pts.)
    6/Sep/15: Received ITA
    19/Sep/15: Lodged Visa 189
    16/Oct/15: Lodged documents for Teacher Registration
    27/Oct/15: CO Allocated (Team Adelaide)
    10/Dec/15: Visa Grant :)
    12/Feb/16: Became a Registered Teacher in QLD
    5/Jun/16: Big Move to Oz!
    11/Jun/16: Hired as a Kindergarten Teacher

    "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what the sunflowers do." -Helen Keller

  • RheeRhee Posts: 10Member
    Hi sunflower im not working in OZ yet.
  • angeliciousangelicious Posts: 30Member
    Hi po academics po ba ang ielts for teachers who want to migrate in oz or general?
  • emypawiemypawi Gimhae-siPosts: 13Member
    Hi guys...I'm planning to take Early Childhood in Melbourne...do u guys think this course has a pathway after grad?..thanks for the response po....
  • sunflowersunflower BrisbanePosts: 438Member
    @angelicious
    Academic version. :)


    @emypawi
    Hello! To be frank, medyo vague po yung details na binigay ninyo. We would need some background details to be able to answer your concern:

    -Do you have a university degree other than education?
    -Which country are you currently in?
    -What kind of "pathway" are you talking about? (Pathway to migration?)

    EARLY CHILDHOOD (PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL) TEACHER (ANZSCO 241111)

    11/Apr/15: IELTS-IDP AU (L: 8.5, R: 8.5, W: 7.5, S: 8.0)
    14/May/15: Lodged AITSL Application
    14/Jul/15: Positive Assessment from AITSL
    24/Jul/15: Submitted EOI (60 pts.)
    6/Sep/15: Received ITA
    19/Sep/15: Lodged Visa 189
    16/Oct/15: Lodged documents for Teacher Registration
    27/Oct/15: CO Allocated (Team Adelaide)
    10/Dec/15: Visa Grant :)
    12/Feb/16: Became a Registered Teacher in QLD
    5/Jun/16: Big Move to Oz!
    11/Jun/16: Hired as a Kindergarten Teacher

    "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what the sunflowers do." -Helen Keller

  • emypawiemypawi Gimhae-siPosts: 13Member
    I took up Statistics but my working experience is more on ESL teaching for 2 years so I wanted to take up Early Childhood Care and Education. What I meant for pathway is..would there be opportunities for this kind of course after graduation in Aus?and by the way..I am still in Korea. Thanks a lot po.
  • sunflowersunflower BrisbanePosts: 438Member
    @emypawi
    So you're talking about job opportunities after graduating from that course, tama po ba? Graduating from a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care will make you qualified to work as an educator (e.g. Early Childhood Teacher, Group Leader, Nominated Supervisor) in childhood centres.

    EARLY CHILDHOOD (PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL) TEACHER (ANZSCO 241111)

    11/Apr/15: IELTS-IDP AU (L: 8.5, R: 8.5, W: 7.5, S: 8.0)
    14/May/15: Lodged AITSL Application
    14/Jul/15: Positive Assessment from AITSL
    24/Jul/15: Submitted EOI (60 pts.)
    6/Sep/15: Received ITA
    19/Sep/15: Lodged Visa 189
    16/Oct/15: Lodged documents for Teacher Registration
    27/Oct/15: CO Allocated (Team Adelaide)
    10/Dec/15: Visa Grant :)
    12/Feb/16: Became a Registered Teacher in QLD
    5/Jun/16: Big Move to Oz!
    11/Jun/16: Hired as a Kindergarten Teacher

    "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what the sunflowers do." -Helen Keller

  • emypawiemypawi Gimhae-siPosts: 13Member
    Yes sis....how's the job opportunity in Melbourne as an educator...sorry makulit po...hehe...madali po bang makahanap ng work after grad?
  • sunflowersunflower BrisbanePosts: 438Member
    @emypawi
    Maybe others would be able to share about their experience. I only know the details I've mentioned because I've applied for a Skilled Independent Visa, with Pre-Primary School Teacher as my nominated occupation. But I finished my degree in the Philippines and not in Australia. :)

    EARLY CHILDHOOD (PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL) TEACHER (ANZSCO 241111)

    11/Apr/15: IELTS-IDP AU (L: 8.5, R: 8.5, W: 7.5, S: 8.0)
    14/May/15: Lodged AITSL Application
    14/Jul/15: Positive Assessment from AITSL
    24/Jul/15: Submitted EOI (60 pts.)
    6/Sep/15: Received ITA
    19/Sep/15: Lodged Visa 189
    16/Oct/15: Lodged documents for Teacher Registration
    27/Oct/15: CO Allocated (Team Adelaide)
    10/Dec/15: Visa Grant :)
    12/Feb/16: Became a Registered Teacher in QLD
    5/Jun/16: Big Move to Oz!
    11/Jun/16: Hired as a Kindergarten Teacher

    "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what the sunflowers do." -Helen Keller

  • emypawiemypawi Gimhae-siPosts: 13Member
    Wow....good for you sis....hmmm how long have you stayed there?
  • mskarenmskaren docklandsPosts: 2Member
    Hello everyone..im already here in melbourne as my husband's dependant..pero my visa is 457 as well..may i ask kung sino dito pwede magbigay ng idea how to apply in school..i am a licensed teacher pero ang specialization ko talaga guidance and counseling.any recommendations? Thanks in advance!
  • RiaSofiaRiaSofia PerthPosts: 8Member
    hi mskaren, registered n po b kayo as teacher in OZ?
  • RiaSofiaRiaSofia PerthPosts: 8Member
    hi mga sis, may childcare centres kaya na tatanggap ng hindi pa registered as teacher dito?
    like mga private centres?
  • angeliciousangelicious Posts: 30Member
    edited August 2016
    @sunflower thanks sa response uh. Thank u talaga. just want to verify. If beed grad it means pede sila magpaassess for ece assessment then upon arrival in au they can study under ece diploma and apply job in child care? Tama po ba? But what if grad ng BEED major in preschool education/ ece do u know the path for them? I mean do you know roughly kung diploma din itake nila? How much kaya ang diploma course? Sorry i hope u di ka makulitan sakin..
  • sunflowersunflower BrisbanePosts: 438Member
    @RiaSofia
    Teacher's registration is not a requirement when applying for work in a childcare centre. You just need to have a minimum of a Certificate III qualification. :)


    @angelicious
    Q: If beed grad it means pede sila magpaassess for ece assessment then upon arrival in au they can study under ece diploma and apply job in child care? Tama po ba?
    A: You can work as an Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) in Australia if:

    You have an approved Early Childhood Teaching qualification that is found in the approved qualifications list from ACECQA (http://www.acecqa.gov.au/qualifications.aspx).

    or

    You have teacher's registration in Australia and you enrol in an approved diploma course for Early Childhood Education found in the approved qualifications list from ACECQA (http://www.acecqa.gov.au/qualifications.aspx).

    Source: http://www.acecqa.gov.au/Recognition-as-an-equivalent-early-childhood-teacher

    So far, from the Philippines, ang approved ECT courses lang ay:
    1. Bachelor of Elementary Education (with specialisation in Pre-Elementary Education) - Colegio de la Immaculada Concepcion
    2. Bachelor of Elementary Education (Early Childhood Education) - De La Salle University
    3. Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education - Republic Colleges Guinobatan, Albay
    So to give you a more concrete example: I graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Elementary Education (Major in Teaching in the Early Grades) from University of the Philippines, but my degree was assessed as equivalent to a Primary Teaching degree (Prep to Year 6) and not an Early Childhood degree. So, what I did was I applied for teacher's registration in Queensland (months before I arrived to Australia) and then I enrolled in a Diploma for Early Childhood Education and Care from Tafe, and only then was I considered an Early Childhood Teacher, based on Regulation 137 (3).


    Q: But what if grad ng BEED major in preschool education/ ece do u know the path for them? I mean do you know roughly kung diploma din itake nila?
    A: Unless your course is from any of the degrees I mentioned above (and specifically from those schools as well), then you'll have to take the same route that I did.

    EARLY CHILDHOOD (PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL) TEACHER (ANZSCO 241111)

    11/Apr/15: IELTS-IDP AU (L: 8.5, R: 8.5, W: 7.5, S: 8.0)
    14/May/15: Lodged AITSL Application
    14/Jul/15: Positive Assessment from AITSL
    24/Jul/15: Submitted EOI (60 pts.)
    6/Sep/15: Received ITA
    19/Sep/15: Lodged Visa 189
    16/Oct/15: Lodged documents for Teacher Registration
    27/Oct/15: CO Allocated (Team Adelaide)
    10/Dec/15: Visa Grant :)
    12/Feb/16: Became a Registered Teacher in QLD
    5/Jun/16: Big Move to Oz!
    11/Jun/16: Hired as a Kindergarten Teacher

    "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what the sunflowers do." -Helen Keller

  • angeliciousangelicious Posts: 30Member
    @sunflower thank you sa pagreply ha. Sa tingin ko same route lang tayo in case kasi kahit beed major in preschool ako wala naman sa tatlong yan ang school ko. So sad. Pede ko ba malaman kung roughly how much ang school fees jan? In aud?
  • sunflowersunflower BrisbanePosts: 438Member
    @angelicious
    What sort of school fees?

    EARLY CHILDHOOD (PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL) TEACHER (ANZSCO 241111)

    11/Apr/15: IELTS-IDP AU (L: 8.5, R: 8.5, W: 7.5, S: 8.0)
    14/May/15: Lodged AITSL Application
    14/Jul/15: Positive Assessment from AITSL
    24/Jul/15: Submitted EOI (60 pts.)
    6/Sep/15: Received ITA
    19/Sep/15: Lodged Visa 189
    16/Oct/15: Lodged documents for Teacher Registration
    27/Oct/15: CO Allocated (Team Adelaide)
    10/Dec/15: Visa Grant :)
    12/Feb/16: Became a Registered Teacher in QLD
    5/Jun/16: Big Move to Oz!
    11/Jun/16: Hired as a Kindergarten Teacher

    "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what the sunflowers do." -Helen Keller

  • patsy12345patsy12345 BrisbanePosts: 14Member
    Hi Sunflower,I've been reading some of your posts and they're really helpful but i'm still confused cause im planning to enroll my sister in TAFE to take diploma in early childhood pero SPED naman ang degree nya and shes currently working,almost 3 years nasya don,im just thinking kong totoo ba na pag magaral ka ng 18 months dito you can stay here for a year or two and do you think she can find work after?im here in North Queensland waiting for my permanent residency and still reviewing for my ielts for my registration in AHPRA,,,hope you can enlighten me,thanks
  • angeliciousangelicious Posts: 30Member
    @sunflower school fees to enroll under ece diploma. Thanks.
  • sunflowersunflower BrisbanePosts: 438Member
    @patsy12345
    I'm not very familiar with the process regarding the student visa route, sorry. You can advise your sister to try applying for Visa 189 or Visa 190 instead since Sped Teacher is in the list of skilled occupations.

    @angelicious
    If you become a permanent resident, they usually give a concession fee for your studies. For instance, the full fee for the online bridging diploma I'm taking through Tafe is $7040 but since I am a permanent resident, I only pay $67 per module (there are 6 modules total).

    EARLY CHILDHOOD (PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL) TEACHER (ANZSCO 241111)

    11/Apr/15: IELTS-IDP AU (L: 8.5, R: 8.5, W: 7.5, S: 8.0)
    14/May/15: Lodged AITSL Application
    14/Jul/15: Positive Assessment from AITSL
    24/Jul/15: Submitted EOI (60 pts.)
    6/Sep/15: Received ITA
    19/Sep/15: Lodged Visa 189
    16/Oct/15: Lodged documents for Teacher Registration
    27/Oct/15: CO Allocated (Team Adelaide)
    10/Dec/15: Visa Grant :)
    12/Feb/16: Became a Registered Teacher in QLD
    5/Jun/16: Big Move to Oz!
    11/Jun/16: Hired as a Kindergarten Teacher

    "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what the sunflowers do." -Helen Keller

  • angeliciousangelicious Posts: 30Member
    @sunflower thank u for all the infos sis. Sana makabawi ako sayu next time.
  • angeliciousangelicious Posts: 30Member
    May alam ba kau na legit na ielts online review course sa pinas? Sa tingin ko need kong magreview kasi wala nagchecheck ng writing at speaking ko. Tas kinakabahan din ako kasi pag nagpapractice ako ang reading band score ko 6 tas ang listening highest na ang 7/ 7.5. Huhuhu kakakaba as in. Though wala pa naman ako sched ng ielts exam pa..
  • BigTimeBigTime SingaporePosts: 2Member
    @sunflower hi i hope u dont mind me asking how much does a child care teacher make there? What about kindergarten teachers? Sorry just wondering lang..
  • sunflowersunflower BrisbanePosts: 438Member
    @BigTime
    It would differ depending on your level/qualifications. It's usually in between $46,782-$64,732, per year.

    You can read more here if you wish:

    https://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/documents/modern_awards/award/ma000077/default.htm

    or

    http://aussiechildcarenetwork.com.au/articles/childcare-articles/childcare-wages-in-australia

    EARLY CHILDHOOD (PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL) TEACHER (ANZSCO 241111)

    11/Apr/15: IELTS-IDP AU (L: 8.5, R: 8.5, W: 7.5, S: 8.0)
    14/May/15: Lodged AITSL Application
    14/Jul/15: Positive Assessment from AITSL
    24/Jul/15: Submitted EOI (60 pts.)
    6/Sep/15: Received ITA
    19/Sep/15: Lodged Visa 189
    16/Oct/15: Lodged documents for Teacher Registration
    27/Oct/15: CO Allocated (Team Adelaide)
    10/Dec/15: Visa Grant :)
    12/Feb/16: Became a Registered Teacher in QLD
    5/Jun/16: Big Move to Oz!
    11/Jun/16: Hired as a Kindergarten Teacher

    "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what the sunflowers do." -Helen Keller

  • BigTimeBigTime SingaporePosts: 2Member
    @sunflower thank u sweetheart
  • AspireAU21AspireAU21 TranbjergPosts: 180Member
    @sunflower same po kayo ng course ng wife ko sa UP din.. We are planning to have the assessment in ACECQA for Early childhood teacher. Pag nakapasa po ba dito, pwede na magturo sa NSW? Also, since she has 1 year of study sa US, di na po sya kailangan kumuha ng IELTS

    2014.05.17: IELTS - L=8.5 R=8 W=8 S=7
    2015.03.10: ACS Assessment Lodged
    2015.03.13: ACS Results for System Admin (262113) - OK
    2015.03.17: EOI Submitted (60+5)
    2016.04.15: NSW Invite - visa 190
    2016.04.15: NSW App Submitted
    2016.05.04: NBI clearance acquired
    2016.05.17: NSW Approval and DIBP ITA for visa 190
    2016.05.19: Medicals at SLEC-BGC (Mine-OK, Wife-med cert requested from OB due to PCOS)
    2016.05.26: Medical status: completed - no action required both wife and me
    2016.05.26: Lodged visa 190 - frontloaded NBI, Medicals, form 80
    2016.07.14: CO Contact - Brisbane. Asked for Proof of spouse relationship and Form 80 of Wife
    2016.07.15: Additional docs submitted
    2016.07.29: VISA GRANTED!

  • AspireAU21AspireAU21 TranbjergPosts: 180Member
    @sunflower Nagapply din po ba kayo sa assessment sa ACECQA? Same kasi kayo ng degree ng wife ko. So di po kayo na-assess as Bachelor or Diploma? Thanks

    2014.05.17: IELTS - L=8.5 R=8 W=8 S=7
    2015.03.10: ACS Assessment Lodged
    2015.03.13: ACS Results for System Admin (262113) - OK
    2015.03.17: EOI Submitted (60+5)
    2016.04.15: NSW Invite - visa 190
    2016.04.15: NSW App Submitted
    2016.05.04: NBI clearance acquired
    2016.05.17: NSW Approval and DIBP ITA for visa 190
    2016.05.19: Medicals at SLEC-BGC (Mine-OK, Wife-med cert requested from OB due to PCOS)
    2016.05.26: Medical status: completed - no action required both wife and me
    2016.05.26: Lodged visa 190 - frontloaded NBI, Medicals, form 80
    2016.07.14: CO Contact - Brisbane. Asked for Proof of spouse relationship and Form 80 of Wife
    2016.07.15: Additional docs submitted
    2016.07.29: VISA GRANTED!

  • sunflowersunflower BrisbanePosts: 438Member
    @AspireAU21
    Hi, sorry for the delayed response. Yes, nag-apply ako sa ACECQA to check kung equivalent sa ECT ang qualification ko. Apparently my qualification was assessed as equivalent to a primary teaching degree and not an early childhood degree. So kung sa primary school niya balak magturo, sa BOSTES (www.nswteachers.nsw.edu.au) siya kukuha ng teacher registration sa NSW. However, if she is planning to work in an early childhood setting, she'll have to study either a Cert III or a Diploma in Early Childhood Education. Hope that information helped. Good luck!

    EARLY CHILDHOOD (PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL) TEACHER (ANZSCO 241111)

    11/Apr/15: IELTS-IDP AU (L: 8.5, R: 8.5, W: 7.5, S: 8.0)
    14/May/15: Lodged AITSL Application
    14/Jul/15: Positive Assessment from AITSL
    24/Jul/15: Submitted EOI (60 pts.)
    6/Sep/15: Received ITA
    19/Sep/15: Lodged Visa 189
    16/Oct/15: Lodged documents for Teacher Registration
    27/Oct/15: CO Allocated (Team Adelaide)
    10/Dec/15: Visa Grant :)
    12/Feb/16: Became a Registered Teacher in QLD
    5/Jun/16: Big Move to Oz!
    11/Jun/16: Hired as a Kindergarten Teacher

    "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what the sunflowers do." -Helen Keller

  • AspireAU21AspireAU21 TranbjergPosts: 180Member
    @sunflower OK po. Thanks! She needs IELTS for BOSTES so baka dun na nya i-take sa Sydney.

    2014.05.17: IELTS - L=8.5 R=8 W=8 S=7
    2015.03.10: ACS Assessment Lodged
    2015.03.13: ACS Results for System Admin (262113) - OK
    2015.03.17: EOI Submitted (60+5)
    2016.04.15: NSW Invite - visa 190
    2016.04.15: NSW App Submitted
    2016.05.04: NBI clearance acquired
    2016.05.17: NSW Approval and DIBP ITA for visa 190
    2016.05.19: Medicals at SLEC-BGC (Mine-OK, Wife-med cert requested from OB due to PCOS)
    2016.05.26: Medical status: completed - no action required both wife and me
    2016.05.26: Lodged visa 190 - frontloaded NBI, Medicals, form 80
    2016.07.14: CO Contact - Brisbane. Asked for Proof of spouse relationship and Form 80 of Wife
    2016.07.15: Additional docs submitted
    2016.07.29: VISA GRANTED!

  • SaiSai Posts: 27Member
    Hello. I just want to share to you my experience in applying for ECE teacher in Australia. This might help you especially those who struggle to get 8.0 in their IELTS speaking sub-test. I just had my visa granted today (Visa 457) and I am set to go to Australia by the 3rd week of April. Here is my timeline:

    April-May 2016: IELTS Review
    May 21, 2016: Took the IELTS (R-9 L-8.5 S-7.5 W-7 OBS-8)
    June 24, 2016: Passed requirements to ACECQA for qualifications assessment
    June 30, 2016: ACECQA accepted requirements
    August 30, 2016: Received letter outcome (Qualifications Equivalent to approved ECE Qualifacations in Australia)
    September-October 2016: Applied for different jobs online (Some emailed back but asked for a teacher registration)
    -Tried to register at VIT, did not accept due to my speaking subtest
    November 3, 2016: Took another IELTS (R-8.5 L-9 S-7 W- 7 OBS-8)
    November 2016: Applied for sponsorship in Queensland and West Australia (QLD, no teacher registration required)
    December 8, 2016: Interview with employer
    December 15, 2016: Received Job Offer
    December 22, 2016: Revieved Offer Letter and Contract
    January 9, 2017: Passed all requirements to my immigration agent given by my emplouer
    Feb. 19, 2017: Visa lodgement (Visa 457)
    March 7, 2017: Medical Examination
    March 15, 2017: VISA GRANTED

    Visa 457, unlike Visa 189 and 187, is only a temporary visa that allows you to work with a sponsor in Australia for 4 years and to take your dependents with you with the same work rights. I actually applied with my de facto partner and thankfully, we'll be coming to Australia together. By the 4th year, they can renew you for another temporary or permanent visa. It's much cheaper than Visa 189 as we only paid AUD2,198.68 for both me and my partner and its processing time is much faster since they claimed to have it done in 4-8 weeks. Ours took 4 weeks.

    Here's the catch, most sposorships are needed in rural areas and not in major cities. I got mine in Gladstone, QLD. It's not really a major issue for me but for those who've set their eyes on the major cities, it might be a problem since it's really hard to find one there.

    So that's my experience. I'm still actually overwhelmed at how fast things are going but I am fully aware that this is a great opportunity and I am excited to work in Australia.

    If you have any other questions, I would very much happy to help as the company I'll be working for has a good referral program.

    I truly believe in God's perfect time.
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