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Teachers migrating to Australia are required to complete a teacher skills assessment through the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). In order to complete your skills assessment you will need to register online via the AITSL portal, and supply any documents they require. The AITSL will need to assess your qualifications against Australian Standards before you can apply for your Skilled Visa.
To be considered suitably qualified as a Teacher in Australia you must have 4 years (full time equivalent) of tertiary education. Therefore, you will have either:
You must demonstrate you have completed at least 45 days of supervised teaching practice as part of your compulsory initial teacher education program. This must be within the age range of students relevant to your nominated occupation. Work Experience does not count towards supervised teaching practice.
Employment based routes into the teaching profession such as the Graduate Teacher Program (GTP) or the School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) are not recognised as suitable by the AITSL unless the program results in a formal award with an academic transcript and a statement of supervised teaching practice, all issued by the institution awarding the teaching qualification.
Occupations included under this category are:
Please Note: Primary School Teacher (ANZSCO 241213) and Middle School Teacher / Intermediate School Teacher (ANZSCO 241311) is on the Skilled Occupation List but is not eligible for application under subclass 189.
All Primary School Teacher (ANZSCO 241213) and Middle School Teacher / Intermediate School Teacher (ANZSCO 241311) applicants must be state sponsored under the subclass 190 or 491 (Please view the State section of this month’s bulletin for further information regarding state sponsorship (Subclass 190 & 491) .
• You may obtain further information on how to apply for your ‘Skills Assessment’ via simply clicking on the blue links located on ‘page 8 and 9’ of the APPLICATION GUIDE’ (located in Step 4).