Australia’s Victorian state government scheme for visa nomination that is designed for easing the acute shortages of science, maths, physics, special education and language teachers has resulted in eight applications in the previous year. According to the statistics from the Economic Development Department.
This scheme that allows the department to add the demanding teaching areas to the list of skilled migration. And being nominated by the government of Victoria will help the applications and give the victorious teachers’ five points on their application for visa of Commonwealth skilled migration.
Around 17 teachers applied in the previous year, the successful applicants from the last year were from Ireland, Britain, Europe, North America and Asia.
The fewer rates of applications is related standards required of the nominees. Teachers must be expert in their fields, should be proficient in English and should have a teaching experience of two years in their home land.
The Education Department spokesman said that the foreign skilled workers should satisfy all the recruitment and selection requirement of the department, and they should also be able to demonstrate that they are properly qualified for teaching in the government schools of Victoria.
Shortage of teachers in Australia is mirrored in many of the western countries which also include England, which is making difficult for the suitable attracting candidates who wish to migrate to Australia. The immigration department’s figures shows that the number of Temporary skilled work visa that is granted to the Britain teachers visiting Australia has steadily decreased from 622 in the year 2011-12 to 359 in the year 2014-15.
The problem that is rapidly increasing is due to the increase in population and cohort of teachers who are nearing towards retirement. The statistics also revealed that around 75% of physics teachers in Australia are men and about half of them have crossed the age of 50.