Sunday, 1 September 2013

Teaching / Working in Australia or New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand offer a whole new perspective on the world. Surf and sun and a laidback atmosphere combined with friendly people make it a great place to live. It is possible to teach there even if you don't have an Australian or New Zealand passport.

There are a couple programmes that you can go through in order to work Down Under. Some of the info below was taken from a book written by Susan Griffith called Teaching English Abroad. You might also want to take a look at Teaching at International Schools and Teaching Exchanges and Fellowships.


Australia: Useful Information
BUNAC also offers a working holiday visa for those that qualify. Good places for job searches are Seek, Job Search, My Career, and MEC. Check out Australian Immigration which has working holiday visas for those from . . .
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malta
  • Malaysia
  • the Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • the UK
  • the USA. 
Australian Language Schools
TESOL has useful information for TEFL teachers. There are many language schools in Australia, but the ones below have been known to hire non-Australians.

Australian Working Opportunities
You'll have to be a qualified teacher or enrolled in a programme that leads to qualified teacher status in order to participate in most of these programmes, BUNAC is the exception to the rule. Information about verifying overseas qualifications can be found at the Department of Immigration and Citizenship as well as the Teacher Registration Authority.

New Zealand: Useful Information
BUNAC  offers a working holiday visa for those that qualify. New Zealand Immigration allows those with passports from . . .
  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • the Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • the Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Singapore
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • the UK
  • the USA
  • Uruguay. 
New Zealand Language Schools


New Zealand Working Opportunities
You'll have to be a qualified teacher or enrolled in a programme that leads to qualified teacher status in order to participate in most of these programmes, BUNAC is the exception to the rule. NZQA is a governmental agency that regulates schools.

International Schools Jobs

Short-term and Working Holiday Visas

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