Visa Sponsorship for an Early Childhood Career in Australia

REED WA staff in discussion at table during annual conference

Are you looking for visa sponsorship to further your career in early childhood education and development in Australia?

 

REED offers a number of Visa sponsorship opportunities to international educators and teachers who are passionate about their early childhood career and seek to reside in Australia with their family.

 

*Please note, Australian law requires us to hire Australian staff where possible first.  If we are unable to source Australian staff for a position, we then recruit international educators.  We also have a preference for international educators who are already onshore.

 

1.  Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage Labour Agreement Scheme:  1 – 5 Year Visa

 

Under this ANZSCO Code 421111 scheme, REED can sponsor you if you currently live in another country of the world but want to work in child care in Australia and meet the following VISA criteria:

  • You have 2 years full time equivalent employment experience from permanent employment.
  • You hold an overseas Diploma that is National Quality Framework (NQF) approved.  To check your qualification, please click on this link:  https://www.acecqa.gov.au/qualifications/nqf-approved
  • If your qualification isn’t currently recognised by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) as equivalent to the Australian Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care you can request that ACECQU assess the qualification for you (see Where to From Here below).
  • You have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Score of 6 for English.
Three REED WA staff at annual conference

2.  Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa Scheme: 3 Year Visa

 

Under this ANZSCO Code 421111 scheme REED can sponsor you if you live in another country of the world but want to work in child care in Australia and meet the following VISA criteria:

  • You have 3 years proven full time equivalent experience from permanent employment.
  • You hold an overseas Diploma that is National Quality Framework (NQF) approved.  To check your qualification, please click on this link:  https://www.acecqa.gov.au/qualifications/nqf-approved
  • If your qualification isn’t currently recognised by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) as equivalent to the Australian Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care you can request that ACECQU assess the qualification for you (see Where to From Here below).
  • You have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Score of 6 for English.
  • You complete an ACECQA ANZSCO Code 421111 skills assessment.

After completing this three year visa, you can apply for permanent residency in Australia at no extra cost.

 

3.  ANZSCO 241111 Early Childhood Teacher Subclass 482 Non-Labour Agreement Stream:  2 Year Temporary Visa

 

Under this ANZSCO Code 241111 scheme REED can sponsor Early Childhood Teachers who live in another country of the world but want to work in child care in Australia and meet the following visa criteria:

  • You have at least 2 years proven full time relevant work experience from permanent employment.
  • You hold an overseas degree that is National Quality Framework (NQF) approved.  To check your qualification, please click on this link:  https://www.acecqa.gov.au/qualifications/nqf-approved
  • If your qualification isn’t currently recognised by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) as equivalent to the Australian early childhood teaching qualification you can request that ACECQU assess the qualification for you (see Where to From Here below).
  • You have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Score of 5 for English unless you are exempt from needing to show this.
  • Please note, this is a 2 year temporary visa only. There is no permanent residency pathway associated with this visa.

 

4.  REED can also employ you if you are on a Student, Graduate or 408 visa

 

The above visas have varying working rights, and people often go from student visas to graduate visas.  They then may look to enter one of the visa options outlined above.  The 408 visa is free for individual applicants.

 

REED honours all VISA sponsorship arrangements it enters into, and over the years has seen many staff members complete visas, grow their early childhood career and then successfully apply to become permanent residents.  You can even talk to our migration agent who has worked with REED since 2019.  She can independently verify REED’s commitment to honouring every VISA sponsorship opportunity offered to international educators.  Please note, ensure that you are truthful at all times when you submit your visa application, as otherwise your visa application will be declined when processed by the visa authority.

REED has over 23 child care services across the Wheatbelt, Midwest and South West of Western Australia under the REED umbrella, and we host a two day Educator Conference each year for all staff.  The conference includes a range of professional development workshops as well as paid accommodation, food/meals and mileage.

 

Where to From Here – Next Steps:

Step 1: Check your qualification is on the approved list:

If you are overseas or currently in Australia and you are interested in sponsorship job opportunities with us, you will first need to check whether or not your current qualification is on the approved list.  To check your qualification, please click on the link below:

https://www.acecqa.gov.au/qualifications/nqf-approved

 

Step 2: Have your qualifications assessed by ACECQA:

If your qualification is not on the approved list, then you will need to get it assessed by ACECQA.  Please click on the link below and follow the steps:

https://www.acecqa.gov.au/qualifications/assessment/apply/early-childhood

Important:  Read the “Guidelines for determination of equivalent early childhood qualifications” before you submit your qualifications for assessment and pay the $116 fee.  The guidelines are included in the link above.  The guidelines provide clear criteria that you will need to meet for each of the Early Childhood teacher, Diploma Level Educator or Certificate 3 Level Educator.  Please pay attention also to the “supervised professional experience during qualification” section for each position.

 

NOTE:  REED can only respond to your enquiries once you have completed steps 1 and 2 above.  It is important that you do your basic initial research to ensure that you can apply for a visa.  Once you have completed the steps above, we will happily refer you to our approved registered migration agent.

If you have completed the above steps, thank you.  Please forward your enquiry and documents to admin@reedwa.org.au and we will send your information to our approved registered migration agent.

Other Benefits of Working for REED

We offer many other perks and benefits to our staff, including subsidised accommodation and relocation packages in association with some jobs.  Check out our videos below and our Careers page for more information.