Teachers Emigrate To Australia

Emigrate To Australia As A Teacher

We secure visas for teachers to emigrate to Australia. View our guide to the Australian skills criteria.  To qualify for a skilled visa to Australia you will need to evidence you are capable of doing the job.  You can relax as we shall build your winning case.  Once we have secured your visa we can introduce you to our network of recruiters across Australia.

Teachers are in high demand currently across Australia, specifically secondary and pre-school teachers.


We always aim to secure a permanent residency visa for Australia as our first choice for our clients.  This removes any risks associated with attaching a visa to

a specific employer.  Our approach is designed to provide you as our client with long-term security in Australia.

Complete our Free assessment and our experts will let you know if you are eligible to emigrate.

Government Report On Job Prospects

Government data on Job Outlook are updated on a yearly basis and are compiled from national statistics which may not reflect either regional variations or more recent changes in employment conditions.  Recent reports show strong growth in this profession along with high average salaries.   It is important to note the average salaries could be easily doubled for people with three or more years experience and qualified with a positive skills assessment.

  • Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Teachers is expected to be high (greater than 50,000). Job openings count both employment growth and turnover (defined as workers leaving their occupation for other employment or leaving the workforce).
  • Employment for this occupation fell slightly in the past five years and in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Teachers to November 2020 is expected to grow moderately.
  • This is a very large occupation (134,000 in November 2015) suggesting that opportunities should be available in most regions.
  • Teachers have an average proportion of full-time jobs (75.2 per cent). For Teachers working full-time, average weekly hours are 41.3 (compared to 40.2 for all occupations) and earnings are above average - in the eighth decile. Unemployment for Teachers is below average.
  • The most common level of educational attainment for Teachers is Bachelor degree (56.7 per cent).
  • Teachers are nearly all employed in Education and Training.

Key Indicators

Key Indicators graph - see table below for a summary

This table shows how this occupation compares with other occupations on 9 key measures: employment size; full-time share of employment; earnings; unemployment; employment growth over the past 2, 5 and 10 years; future growth (projected growth rate over 5 years); and future job openings (estimated number of vacancies due to employment growth and turnover). The Future Growth indicator is based on growth in percentage terms, while the Future Job Openings indicator is based on an estimated number of vacancies.

A small occupation with a strong Future Growth score may have a weak Job Openings score, while a large occupation with a weak Future Growth score may have a strong Job Openings score, as even a small percentage change can result in a relatively large number of new jobs.

How many workers are employed in this occupation?134,00010
How many work full-time (% share)?75.25
What are the weekly earnings for full-time workers ($ before tax)?14818
How does unemployment compare with other occupations?below average2
What has been the long-term employment growth - 10 years (%)?-23
What has been the medium-term employment growth - 5 years (%)?-7.14
What has been the short-term employment growth - 2 years (%)?4.96
What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?moderate growth6
What will be the level of future job openings?high10
A person is required to hold the correct qualifications and qualified teacher status or equivalent.  The Teaching standards and governing body agencies in Australia are selective over who they will award the necessary accreditations for a person to emigrate as a teacher under the skilled migration routes.

The Teaching Disciplines we cover here include:

  •     Secondary School Teachers
  •     Primary School Teacher and Early Years
  •     Special Needs Teacher
  •     Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
  •     Teacher of the Sight Impaired
  •     Behaviour Support Teacher
  •     Remedial Teacher
  •     Teacher of Gifted Students
  •     Distance Education Teacher
  •     Special Education Teachers (Not mentioned in other categories)

Secondary School Teacher

Requires the follow experience you shall need to evidence prior to emigration.
  • presenting prescribed curriculum using a range of teaching techniques and materials
  • developing students' interests, abilities and coordination by way of creative activities
  • guiding discussions and supervising work in class
  • preparing, administering and marking tests, projects and assignments to evaluate students' progress and recording the results
  • discussing individual progress and problems with students and parents, and seeking advice from Student Counsellors and senior teachers
  • maintaining discipline in classrooms and other school areas
  • participating in staff meetings, educational conferences and workshops
  • liaising with parent, community and business groups
  • maintaining class and scholastic records
  • performing extra-curricular tasks such as assisting with sport, school concerts, excursions and special interest programs
  • supervising student teachers on placement

Primary School Teacher And Early Years

  •     planning and structuring learning in both indoor and outdoor environments using a variety of materials and equipment to facilitate students' development
  •     providing a variety of experiences and activities to develop motor skills, cooperative social skills, confidence and understanding
        promoting language development through story telling, role play, songs, rhymes and informal discussions held individually and within groups
  •    observing students to evaluate progress and to detect signs of ill health, emotional disturbance and other disabilities
  •     observing nutritional health, welfare and safety needs of students and identifying factors which may impede students' progress
  •     discussing students' progress with parents
  •     attending parent interviews, and staff and committee meetings
  •     participating in community and family support programs as appropriate
  •     supervising student teachers on placement

Special Needs Teachers Include the following areas:

  • Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
  • Teacher of the Sight Impaired
  • Behaviour Support Teacher
  • Remedial Teacher
  • Teacher of Gifted Students
  • Distance Education Teacher
  • Special Education Teachers (Not mentioned in other categories)

Skills you must evidence through experience and qualifications:

  •     assessing students' abilities and limitations with regard to intellectual, physical, social and emotional disabilities, exceptional intellectual gifts, or specific problems of language and culture
  •     planning, organising and implementing special programs to provide remedial or advanced tuition
  •     administering various forms of assessment and interpreting the results
  •     teaching basic academic subjects, and practical and self-help skills to hearing and sight impaired students
  •     devising instructional materials, methods and aids to assist in training and rehabilitation
  •     advising, instructing and counselling parents and teachers on the availability and use of special techniques
  •     stimulating and developing interests, abilities, manual skills and coordination
  •     conferring with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons for special needs students
  •     preparing and maintaining student data and other records and submitting reports

Areas Where You Will Be Able to Work In Australia

Teachers with the skills listed on this page are currently in demand across all areas of Australia and there has been a great deal of interest.  We can not predict how much longer these skills will remain in demand.

Australian Visas Available:

The most popular visas are the (189) and (190) which allows you to live and work in Australia.
Australia remains one of the most attractive immigration destinations for skilled workers and families around the world. However, this means Australia can be selective over who they accept each year to join them.

What are the Skilled Worker Visa basic requirements?

For both the Independent Skilled Worker Visa (189) and the State Sponsored Skilled Worker Visa (190) potential applicants must meet the following basic criteria:
  • Be under 50 years of age
  • Demonstrate competence in the English language
  • Possess skills and qualifications that address the needs of the Australian labour market
  • Meet the skills assessment test

What is the difference between the two Skilled Worker Visas?

Independent Skilled Worker Visas (189) provide permanent residency on arrival and you are free to live and work anywhere in Australia.
State Sponsored Skilled Worker Visas (190) requires one of the following:
A nomination from a State or Territory government agency.  You will be expected to live in that state for two years after arrival and then secure your permanent residency visa.

What do Skilled Work Visas allow me to do?

 Successful applicants for an Australian work visa are entitled to:
  • Reside permanently in Australia and engage work opportunities
  •  Receive healthcare
  •  Study at a school, vocational education programs, or university
  •  Become eligible for Australian Citizenship in time
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