We live south east- my husband and mum are teachers.... Mum is permanent but when my husband finished 3 years ago it was hell finding a job. In the end he got one from a resume he dropped in as a teacher resigned the last day of the school year and his resume was dropped a few days earlier so was there.
I work in the South east and that is where Anzuk has made the deals - keep contacting them
Darn.. I'm just starting a teaching course at uni. Hopefully by the time I finish it'll be different (though I doubt it)
Sorry, no advice other than what one PP suggested - seeing if you can get more experience in a classroom (though not sure how you'd go about that..)
Teachers, especially primary, aren't in demand and probably won't be in demand in the future either, as so many people are studying this.
Australia is only growing because of immigration, not births. Our 21+ age group is growing but the 5-12 bracket is decreasing with each generation. This is one of the major concerns of low fertility rates and people don't seem to understand the ramifications of couples having less than 2 kids on average. A lot of primary schools are actually closing down and merging with ones near them due to such little demand.
So get breeding bubhubers.
IMO, the reason there isn't many permanent jobs atm is because the baby boomers aren't retiring yet. I finished uni in 1998 and was told then that there would be a shortage once the baby boomers retired in a couple of years, which is what everyone is still saying.
There are jobs going, but they are rural. If you want to drive 2.5hrs North, we're always looking for CRT's (Sorry- not a help!)
I got my first job through CRT work. I canvassed schools, requested to meet principals and talked to them personally. I gave them my CV with a cover letter and a little business card (although I like the idea of a magnet more!) and the very next day one called me in for work.
I was working there at least one day a week, and by term two I was on staff. A fluke I know, and I guess a lot easier because I was in the country, not city... but I think it's really beneficial to meet the prins.
Another idea would be to suss out the er.. 'less desirable' schools around you- ones where some CRT's will not work. It won't be an easy day at the office, but it will be work and experience for you.
Good luck! I think short of moving rural, you will always be in for a slog for positions until (and if ever) you get ongoing work.
Are you anywhere near mount Waverley?
I am in NSW and did the same thing as you decided to work casual. It was fine last year, from week 3 I was working minimum 3 days a week but this year I am yet to even have a phone call!!!
I think you really need to get out there and drop resumes off maybe 5 -10 a week. Last year I ended up working about 40mins from home in a very challenging school.
Good luck it is very stressful and I often wonder why I decided to study when I had a wonderful full time job before I quit to go to uni!
All I would suggest (which worked for me) is go round to different schools with your CV and ask to speak to the person in charge of CRT. Hand them your cv directly and then have a chat about your background etc I also asked if I could volunteer for a few days as I wanted to get some experience in Australian schools (came over from UK). At the end of my volunteer time I asked to be on their CRT list and they agreed lol I now have a full time position at that school
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