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Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by Chrisinus, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Chrisinus

    Chrisinus Guest

    Hi all,

    I'm originally a Brit but lived in Brisbane for 15 years before going overseas (2006). I've trained as a primary teacher in New Zealand now and we intend returning to Brisbane in 2012. I'm relying on supply teaching when I return as I know that a permanent job is virtually non-existent! My registration (I've only got the provisional as you have to have a minimum of 2 years' full time here and jobs are non-existent except supply) is reciprocal.

    What is the situation with supply work in Brisbane? Has anyone got any? I read a post where one person had only got 1 day in 3 months, and that's scared me! Do you go to each school individually or is it centralised? How about the Catholic schools? Has anyone tried them?

    Hope you can give me some advice and let me know the realities!!! Maybe we should go to Adelaide instead (although we want to 'come home')!

    Chris :eek:
  2. guest1919

    guest1919 New Member

    Hi Chris ... I think this depends on a few things ... The person themselves, their ability ad a teacher and the area in which they live. I can only talk from the state school experience of friends of mine ... And only the primary/junior age ranges. We are in the Bayside area and the majority of my teaching friends gave more supply work than they can handle ... But they are willing to put themselves out there, travel anywhere and teach pretty much whatever is asked of them. Others who are more picky have struggled ... I also know of a teacher working south of Brisbane who has gained pretty much consecutive placements. I should add that every one of them have gained their supply work through a heavy stint of calling into schools individually with their CV's. Hope this helps.
  3. Rudi

    Rudi Relocation Brisbane

    I think if you just rely on being on the casual teaching register then you will not get the work. You need to put yourself out there and visit the schools in person. Take a copy of your CV and registration in and let them know you are available.

    I've not taught in Brissy, but certainly this approach worked in Sydney. I was not called once by the teaching register, but ould get as much work as I wanted by targeting school.

    Good luck!



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