I'm not a teacher, but was considering studying it. Bit shocked to hear about the oversupply issues in metropolitan areas. That would be pretty stressful after having retrained.
Something that caught my eye in Sydney - not sure if it's happening in Melb - is the volunteer ethics teacher program for primary schools. They do want a minimum committment of a year, I think, so sounds like it might only be do-able for you in addition to relief work rather than permanent teaching. Might be worth a look.
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27-02-2013 19:34 #21
27-02-2013 22:34 #22
There's an oversupply of certain types of teachers. But if you are specialist trained in Maths, technology, difficult sciences (chem/ physics) there are more jobs.
If I get student teachers who are specialising in PE for example I always say makeyour second subject Maths, English or a higher level science, not health as a lot tend to do.
How are you going OP? Have you popped in to see schools?
How far out are you able to go?
28-02-2013 08:14 #23
Unfortunately we are massively oversupplied in early childhood (kindy) and primary school, particularly in the cities. But massively under supplied in specialist areas and in the country. I'm a Home Ec teacher and literally have gone from job to job with schools ringing me even though they know I am in contract somewhere else. So the "undersupply" of teachers is a bit misleading.
If I were u I would contact the schools directly. Go in there and speak to the coordinator of supply teaching and put a face to ur name and application. Sometimes all it takes is to get one good day at a school and the call-backs begin....Good luck!!
28-02-2013 08:18 #24
28-02-2013 08:26 #25
It also depends on your location and where you're willing to work!
28-02-2013 08:30 #26
This isn't encouraging, I'm looking into starting a grad dip ed next year!
However I would be a Teacher Librarian, which I've always been advised are in short supply... Does anyone know any differently?
28-02-2013 13:34 #27
ETA - it has just been negotiated in the last award that principals must now allocate someone a position either through transfer or appointment after advertising. In other words, they can't advertise 2 positions in a row, it has to alternate.
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28-02-2013 13:41 #28
From memory, there are a couple of positions advertised ATM on NSW DEC website.
Last edited by BigRedV; 28-02-2013 at 13:47.
28-02-2013 16:12 #29
I fear you're right
28-02-2013 16:43 #30
So what's the hiring like for high school history teachers in nsw? Lol. My ideal town is considered rural but my ideal school I doubt will be ready for another teacher lol. This is scaring me D: dp is just starting primary teaching too because apparently male teachers are more desired through an oversupply of female teachers??
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