Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages – ANZSCO 249311
- Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages teach classes in English to students whose first language is a language other than English.
- Skill Level
- Alternative Titles
- English as a Second Language Teacher
Skills Assessment Requirement
Unless you are exempt in very limited circumstances, you are required to have a positive Skills Assessment to apply for the visas listed above.
Skills Assessment authority for Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages is Vocational Education and Training Assessment (VETASSESS). To have a positive skills assessment, you must meet the following criteria:
- Qualification assessed at Australian Bachelor degree or higher in a highly relevant field of study AND at least one year of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years; OR
- Qualification assessed at an Australian Bachelor Degree or higher in any field of study PLUS an additional suitable TESOL qualification, at least at AQF Certificate IV level which contains TESOL as a method AND at least three years of post-qualification employment at an appropriate skill level within the last five years in the nominated occupation.
- Applicants must meet both the qualification and employment requirements to obtain a positive skills assessment
- According to VETASSESS, pre-qualification employment is not eligible for consideration for this occupation category
- Highly relevant fields of study include TESOL, English as a Second/Additional Language Teaching
- It should be noted that some other studies in Applied Linguistics may be considered adequate on a case-by-case basis including Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, and Conversation Analysis
Potential Visa Pathways for Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages
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Group: 2493 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
- Teach classes in English to students whose first language is a language other than English.
- Assessing the extent of language difficulties in students for whom English is a second language
- Teaching students individually and in small groups out of the regular classroom, and assisting students within normal classroom settings
- Teaching students English language skills using a variety of methods including lecture and visual demonstration
- Providing assistance to other classroom teachers by designing special teaching programs for students with English language difficulties
- Designing and producing teaching materials and adapting existing materials
- Preparing course outlines and goals
- Assigning lessons, correcting homework, and preparing and grading exams
- Analysing, recording and reporting progress to regular classroom teachers, parents and students
- Skill Level
- Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
- Occupations in this Group
- 249311 Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages
How to calculate your points (skilled visas)
To apply for a skilled visa, you need to know how many points you can score. The minimum score to be eligible for application is 65 points. However, depending on your occupation, the competitiveness, and the states you are applying to, you might need to score more points to get an invite.
Points will be given to you based on the following:
- Educational Qualifications
- Points for Professional Year
- Points for NAATI- Credentialled Community Language
- Points for 2 Year Study
- Points for English
- Points for Regional Study
- Points for Work Experience
- Points for Specialist Educational Qualifications (STEM)
- Points for Partner
Click here to calculate your points.
Subclass 190 visa– Skilled Nominated Visa & Subclass 491 visa – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa
To apply for visa subclass 190 and visa subclass 491, you need to have a nomination from the state/territory government where you want to live and work. Each State and Territory have individual requirements that must be met in order to receive nomination. (See below)
Another difference between the 190 and 491 visa is that you can only apply for visa subclass 491 if you are living and working in regional areas in Australia, while it is not a requirement if you are applying for the 190 visa.
In summary, to be eligible for 190 visa, you need to meet the following criteria:
To check if the state/ territory government requirements for your occupation, refer to the following links
Links to requirements
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|Australian Capital Territory (ACT)|
The 407 visa a short stay visa for individuals to participate in occupational training or professional development in Australia. This visa is generally valid to stay in Australia for 2 years. Please note this visa is subject to condition 8102 which forbids work apart from the training that is specified in the visa application. You are also required to maintain health insurance whilst in Australia.
To be eligible for visa 407, you need to meet the following criteria:
You can apply for subclass 494 if you have a regional employer who is willing to sponsor you. To be eligible for this visa, you must have at least 3 years of working experience in your nominated occupation and have a relevant skills assessment. With this visa, there is a requirement that you must work for the employer who is sponsoring you.
This visa provides pathway to permanent residency through the 191 visa.
The Subclass 482 visa is a Temporary Skill Shortage visa that requires a sponsorship from an Australian employer. The TSS short term stream visa allows to your live and work in Australia for up to 2 years each time you are granted this visa. You may apply for two 482 visas in the short stream onshore and subsequent ones offshore, as long as the employer is willing to sponsor you. The TSS 482 short term stream does not have a path to permanent residency throught the 186 visa.