PR Pathways Teaching

If you are passionate about teaching and on the lookout for career opportunities then Australia is the place for you. Not only does the country have an abundance of teaching opportunities for all topics and levels but it gives you a pathway to permanent residency in Australia. 

You will find all levels of teaching professions, from preschool to secondary school on the long-term skills shortage list in Australia. Are you ready to explore the world of teaching education as an international student and PR pathway in Australia? Then talk to us today!

Teaching and Education Courses in Australia

If you are considering becoming a teacher in Australia, here are some of the PR pathway courses you can study:

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Master of Teaching (Early Years)
  • Master of Teaching (Early Childhood
  • Master of Teaching Special Education (Secondary)

PR Career Opportunities for Teachers in Australia

Teachers are in high demand in Australia with multiple PR pathway teaching occupations on the short-term skilled occupation list (STSOL) and the medium and long-term strategic skills list (MLTSSL). Let's explore the teaching opportunities in Australia:

Occupation NameFeatured Skills ListPotential visa types (Subclass)
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School Teacher)

Secondary School Teacher

Special Education Teacher

Special Needs Teacher

Teacher of the hearing-impaired

Teacher of the Sight Impaired


 

MLTSSL

186 – Employer Nomination Scheme Visa 

189 – Skilled Independent – Point Tested

190 – Skilled Nominated 

485 – Temporary Graduate – Graduate Work

489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa – State or Territory/ Family nominated 

187 – Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme 

494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa – Employer-sponsored stream

491 -  Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa – State or Territory

Art Teacher (Private Tuition)

Dance Teacher (Private Tuition)

Middle School Teacher

Primary School Teacher

Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

STSOL190 – Skilled Nominated 

489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa – State or Territory nominated

187 – Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme 

494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa – Employer-sponsored stream

491 -  Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa – State or Territory

PR Visa Options for Teachers in Australia

Australia offers several visa options for teachers looking to work in the country:

Subclass 186: Skilled Employer Nominated Permanent visa

Subclass 186 is a visa that allows skilled workers who are nominated by their employers, to live and work in Australia permanently. To be eligible, the applicant fulfil the following criteria:

  • Have the necessary skills for the job
  • Be nominated by an Australian employer
  • Meet the health and character requirements set by the government.

Subclass 189: Skilled Independent Visa

Subclass 189 is a point-based visa for skilled workers, including teachers, who are not sponsored by an employer or family member. To be eligible, you need to meet the points requirements (65 or above) as well as:

  • Have an occupation on the skilled occupation list
  • Have suitable skill assessment for the occupation
  • Have an invitation to apply
  • Be under the age of 45

Subclass 190: Skilled Nominated Visa

Subclass 190 is a visa for skilled workers who have been nominated by an Australian state or territory government. If your occupation, such as teaching is in demand in a specific state or territory, you may be able to apply for this visa. to be eligible you need to fulfil the following requirements:

  • Have skills listed on the occupation list
  • Have suitable skill assessment for the occupation
  • Have an invitation to apply
  • Have 65 or above points

Subclass 491: Skilled Regional Visa

Subclass 491 is a point-based visa that requires an applicant to be nominated by a state or territory government or is sponsored by an eligible family member living in a designated regional area. After living and working in a designated regional area for a specific period of time you can apply for PR through this visa type. In order to be eligible you need to:

  • Be nominated by a state or territory government agency or sponsored by family/relative 
  • Have an occupation on a relevant skilled occupation list
  • Have your skills assessed for the occupation
  • Have an invitation to apply
  • Have 65 or above points

Subclass 494: Skilled Employer Nominated Temporary visa

Subclass 494 employer-sponsored stream is a visa type that allows individuals to live, study and work in designated regional areas of Australia. You can apply for PR after living and working in the regional area for 3 years. To be eligible, an applicant need:

  • A nomination to work in an occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list
  • Have at least 3 years of experience in the nominated occupation 
  • Have suitable skill assessment, unless exempt
  • Work only for the sponsor or associated entity, unless exemption applies
  • Meet the English proficiency requirements

Applying for PR through Teaching Pathways

The Permanent Residency (PR) application process for teachers in Australia typically involves several steps. Keep in mind that immigration policies and procedures can change, so it's essential to consult the official website of the Department of Home Affairs in Australia for the most up-to-date information or get in touch with consultants at Edvise Hub. Here's a general overview of the process:

1. Qualifications

have completed your education in the field of teaching (Certificate/Diploma/Bachelor/Master)

2. Check Eligibility 

Before you begin the application process, ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for the specific visa subclass you intend to apply for. If you are applying for a state-nominated visa (e.g. subclass 190), ensure you have received a nomination from the relevant Australian state or territory government. Or if you are applying for an employer-sponsored visa (e.g., subclass 186) your employer will need to provide sponsorship. 

3. Skills Assessment

Applicants usually need to undergo a skills assessment through an approved assessing authority, such as the Australia Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). This assessment verifies that your qualifications and teaching experience meet Australian standards.

4. Expression of Interest (EOI) 

Once you have your skills assessed and have received sufficient PR points and/or meet the state requirement, you can submit an EOI through the SkillSelect system.

5. Invitation to Apply 

If you receive an invitation to apply based on your EOI, you can proceed with the formal visa application.

Please note that the process can be quite complex, and it is highly recommended to seek the assistance of an expert in the field to guide you through the application process and ensure compliance with current immigration laws and regulations.

Contact us for a free consultancy!

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