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Australia, Oz, Down Under

Sydney is a glamorous collusion of beaches, boutiques and bars.

Australia, Oz, Down Under. What an intriguing country! From kangaroos to koalas, Bondi to barbecue, surfing to Sydney, Australia is a country of great beauty, interesting culture and fantastic opportunities. 
Australia is a surfer’s paradise, a heaven for the adventurous and a haven for culture lovers. One day you could be soaking up the sun on one of the many gorgeous beaches on the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast, the next you could be enjoying a tour of the Sydney Opera House. You could go road tripping to Margaret River to enjoy one of Australia’s best food and wine destinations or you could be scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. And let’s not forget the breathtaking sight of Uluru at sunset.
But apart from all its natural beauty, Australia is an interesting mix of modernity and tradition. The history of the aboriginal people is an important part of this culture and is apparent in its traditional food, music and festivals. The didgeridoo (a trumpet-like wooden wind instrument) is an example of how the Aboriginal culture is still a part of modern-day Australia.

Due to the fact that large areas of central Australia are covered by desert, 90% of Australians live on the coast of the huge country.

Tasmania has some of the cleanest air on earth, said to be as clean as Antartica and a fantastic spot to get out into the great outdoors. If you are a keen walker this is the place for you with numerous trails and walkways winding over the whole island with views over Wineglass Bay and the Bay of Fires.

Teaching Opportunities

The TEFL sector is strong in Australia and there are plenty of job opportunities for teachers, especially in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. However, rules and regulations are strict here so you’ll need to be qualified and preferably experienced. There are loads of private language schools and, due to visa restrictions for many nationalities, a constant flow of teachers, so there are always vacancies. However, the very nature of language schools means that you are paid an hourly rate and your hours may vary month to month.
The state runs the Adult Migrant Education Program and the Department of Technical and Further Education runs English courses for permanent Australian residents with non-English-speaking backgrounds. You might find yourself teaching children, adult migrants, indigenous people or international students from all over the world. 
Are you looking for a position in a place where the people are friendly, the weather is good and the pay is generous? Look no further than Australia.


Teaching Requirements

Degree Requirement Typical Contract Length Peak Hiring Seasons Visa Info Typical Students Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency
BA/BS required3 months July Work permit Students, professionals AUSD 1500 – AUSD 2000 (£775 – £1 000) AUSD 2500 – AUSD 4000 (£1 300 – £2 100)
BA/BS required
Work permit
Students, professionals
AUSD 1500 – AUSD 2000 (£775 – £1 000)
AUSD 2500 – AUSD 4000 (£1 300 – £2 100)

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