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    Default Primary teaching. Career change Q's

    At the moment I teach secondary. I completed a Bachelor of Applyed Science and then Diploma in Education (1 year, secondary).
    I'm thinking of studying primary, but am not sure which course and how long I would need to study. Is full time actually 5 full days? (At the moment I work 3 days while looking after my 2 young boys).

    Can I study while I continue work?

    Has anyone ever changed from secondary to primary? How did you find it?

    Would my pay decrease? I've even working 10 years in government secondary, so slowly I have gone up the pay scale.

    Would it be hard to find 3 days per week primary school work in Melbourne?


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    I can't answer all your questions but with your qualifications I'm pretty sure you could already teach primary as we have a pe teacher and an art teacher - teaching primary full time (NSW). Part time work is hard to find straight up.

    When I did my Bach. Ed - it was a 4 year course 3 or 4 days a week - one year it was 5 days as we had 1 day prac and also 4 days at uni! There is a 6 week block towards the end of the degree (could be different at different unis).

    Good luck


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    I could work full time once my youngest is in school (in 3 years)

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    I'd say networking is the key to finding work in primary. Also, be careful as there's currently a glut of primary teachers in Vic, heard it straight from the horse's mouth, a professor at the Uni. Many teachers I studied with including me haven't been able to find work and have moved on to other fields.

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    Im not sure you'd need another qualification? DH and I are primary trained but both now teach secondary school. We're in qld.


 

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