Teachers – where would we be without them, right? Probably just looking at a scrambled bunch of letters right now, that’s for sure.

If you are one of those inspiring people, responsible for shaping the future generation, then congratulations, you now have the chance to influence the Australian youth.

Oh and make some good money while you do. 

“In Australia there is still a demand for teachers, especially casual teachers in the Sydney area,” says Louise White from Randstad Education’s Sydney office. 

“Teachers can expect to earn between $260-$320 a day, depending on their level of qualification,” explains Louise. Not bad considering teachers have some of the best office hours in the world, not to mention some of the tastiest and cheapest tuck-shop food in the country.

But before you get stuck into the sausage rolls, there is some paperwork. Apart from holding a full teaching qualification, (Bachelor of Education, PGCE or equivalent) you will also need the right visas and police clearances.

One other thing you need to bear in mind in this big, wide land, is that Australia doesn’t have a national curriculum, “therefore registration varies between states,” adds Louise. Yep, that’s right. You have to re-register every time you want to work in a different state or territory. That involves submitting your qualifications and police checks, as well as CV, visa/passport and birth certificate.

Once you’re given the all-clear, Randstad are able to put you in a suitable position that will reflect your experience.

And what about that golden ticket on many working travellers’ minds? “Generally sponsorship is offered to teachers who are filling hard to staff positions, specialised roles or remote areas,” says Louise. Carpe Diem!

January 30th, 2012