Registration is compulsory for classroom teaching in Victoria. Teachers are also required to undergo a police check. For further information, contract:
Think about applying for licensing and registration before you arrive in Australia, as the process can take some time.
Professional bodies and industry associations are a good source of information about teaching in Victoria.
If you are not an Australian citizen you will need a visa to enter Australia. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is responsible for all Australian visas.
For information on obtaining an Australian skills or qualification assessment, and the licensing or registration requirements for practicing your occupation in Australia, see the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
Primary school teachers are mainly employed in the Education and Training industry.2
We suggest that you only apply for jobs when your visa to live and work in Australia has been issued. The visa application process can take time, and employers are less likely to employ you if you do not know when you will arrive in Australia and do not have a work visa.
For more general information on Victoria’s job market, including where and how to find jobs, and workplace culture, visit our Working and Employment section.
1 Department of Employment's Job Outlook, Primary School Teachers, Prospects. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
2 Department of Employment's Job Outlook, Primary School Teachers, Statistics. Retrieved 10 October 2013. Please note that wages will vary according to your level of skill and qualification. For more information about your wage earning potential, visit the job seeker sites listed under Finding a Job.