Being a teacher in Australia

We’ve all heard about funding crises, austerity and bureaucracy in British schools, with teachers leaving the profession in record numbers. So what does teaching in Australia offer? Last year Rosie Pariser swapped a primary school in England for one in Melbourne. She tells us about the process of applying and the differences between the UK and Australian teaching system.

A new start: Moving to Melbourne

When a primary school teacher and a newly qualified doctor made the move to Melbourne from Brighton, England, they weren’t entirely sure what to expect. Rosie Pariser tells us that the city hasn’t disappointed – they’re already coffee snobs and loving the better work-life balance!

What are your options for an Australian visa?

Many of us are attracted to starting a new life in Australia by the sunny climate, outdoorsy, healthy lifestyle, friendly people and excellent job opportunities. However, before you start packing your bags, you do need to get over one hurdle. How do you get an Australian visa? Today, we’re running through your main options that’ll help you get started on your move Down Under as soon as possible. With the Australian spring coming up, now is a great time to start planning your move!