Migrate to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher

live and work in Australia as a Secondary School Teacher

live and work in Australia as a Secondary School Teacher

Migrate to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher

Move to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher

Move to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher

Immigrate to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher

Qualified Secondary School Teachers can Immigrate to Australia.  This is because Australia has deemed Secondary School Teacher to be an occupation that the nation is in need of. 


The list of the most in need Occupations is called the Medium & Long Term Strategic Skills List or (MLTSSL).  People who are approved to migrate to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher can be offered Permanent Residency residency in Australia.  

How to move to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher

There are a number of steps in the process of moving to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher.  


1 – Assessing if you are eligible 


2 – Obtaining your skills assessment


3 – Submitting your Expression Of Interest


4 – Receiving your Invitation to Apply


5 – Medicals and Police Checks


6 – Granting of your Visa or Permanent Residency for Australia

Our Education Immigration Experts are able to assist with your Move to Australia.

We can help you with your submission for Australian Permanent Residency or your long-term visa for Australia as a Secondary School Teacher.  Each application and each individual’s circumstances are a bit different.



If you’re looking to emigrate to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher you’re in safe hands. For a full, honest and confidential discussion about emigration, visas, qualification equivalency, working in Australia, getting your Australian A Grade Education License, costs, jobs, charges and time-frames take our FREE online assessment as the first stage.



Your assessment will be hand-reviewed by an Education emigration specialist who will give you the full facts, without obligation.




Do I Qualify to Immigrate to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher?

The ANZSCO code and what it means for Secondary School Teachers wanting to move to Australia.

Australia has 2 lists that cover all the “Occupations in Demand”.  Only occupations on these lists are able to apply to move to Australia under this skilled migration program.  



The lists are called the Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List or the MLTSSL and the Short Term Strategic Occupation List or the (STSOL).  Every occupation that is on either list is given a number.  This is called the Occupations ANZSCO number.

The ANZSCO code for Secondary School Teachers is 241411.

Knowing your code, and indeed having the correct code, is important.  Some Occupations are very similar and have different codes.  Be careful to choose the correct one as all the deemed duties of the occupation that you will be assessed for are unique to the ANZSCO code.



Below is the full list of in-demand ANZSCO codes for occupations in Demand in Australia.



Occupations In Demand in Australia

OccupationANZSCO Code
accommodation and hospitality managers141999
advertising manager131113
advertising specialist225111
Aeronautical Engineer233911
Agricultural Consultant234111
Agricultural Engineer233912
Agricultural Scientist234112
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber334112
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic342111
aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics)323111
aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical)323112
aircraft maintenance engineer (structures)323113
ambulance officer411111
anaesthetic technician311211
Analyst Programmer261311
animal attendants and trainers (nec)361199
aquaculture farmer121111
architectural draftsperson312111
architectural, building and surveying technicians 312199
art teacher (private tuition)249211
artistic director212111
Artistic Director212111
arts administrator or manager139911
Arts Administrator or Manager139911
Automotive Electrician321111
beef cattle farmer121312
Biomedical Engineer233913
Boat Builder and Repairer399111
book or script editor212212
building inspector312113
business machine mechanic342311
butcher or smallgoods maker351211
cabler (data and telecommunications)342411
cafe or restaurant manager141111
camera operator (film, television or video)399512
cardiac technician311212
Cardiothoracic Surgeon253512
careers counsellor272111
Carpenter and Joiner331211
Chemical Engineer233111
chemical plant operator399211
chemistry technician311411
Child Care Centre Manager134111
Civil Engineer233211
Civil Engineering Draftsperson312211
Civil Engineering Technician312212
Clinical Haematologist253313
Clinical Psychologist272311
commodities trader222111
community worker411711
company secretary221211
complementary health therapists (nec)252299
Computer Network and Systems Engineer263111
conference and event organiser149311
Construction Project Manager133111
contract administrator511111
corporate services manager132111
cotton grower121211
counsellors (nec)272199
crop farmers (nec)121299
customer service manager149212
dairy cattle farmer121313
dance teacher (private tuition)249212
dancer or choreographer211112
Dancer or Choreographer211112
database administrator262111
dental specialist252311
dental technician411213
Developer Programmer261312
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist253917
Diesel Motor Mechanic321212
director (film, television, radio or stage)212312
disabilities services officer411712
diversional therapist411311
diving instructor (open water)452311
dog handler or trainer361111
Drainer / Drainlayer334113
dressmaker or tailor393213
drug and alcohol counsellor272112
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher241111
earth science technician311412
education adviser249111
education managers (nec)134499
Educational Psychologist272312
Electrical Engineer233311
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson312311
Electrical Engineering Technician312312
Electrician (Special Class)341112
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker342313
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)342314
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)342315
Electronics Engineer233411
Emergency Medicine Specialist253912
Engineering Manager133211
Engineering Professional nec233999
Engineering Technologist233914
enrolled nurse411411
Environmental Consultant234312
Environmental Engineer233915
Environmental Manager139912
Environmental Research Scientist234313
Environmental Scientist nec234399
External Auditor221213
facilities manager149913
family and marriage counsellor272113
family support worker411713
fashion designer232311
Fibrous Plasterer333211
film and video editor212314
finance broker222112
finance manager132211
financial brokers (nec)222199
financial dealers (nec)222299
financial investment adviser222311
financial investment manager222312
financial market dealer222211
Fitter (General)323211
Fitter and Turner323212
flower grower121212
Food Technologist234212
Forester / Forest Scientist234113
fruit or nut grower121213
furniture finisher394211
gallery or museum curator224212
gardener (general)362211
General Practitioner253111
Geotechnical Engineer233212
grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ)121214
grape grower121215
graphic designer232411
gymnastics coach or instructor452312
hardware technician313111
health and welfare services managers (nec)134299
health diagnostic and promotion professionals (nec)251999
health information manager224213
health promotion officer251911
horse riding coach or instructor452313
Horse Trainer361112
hospital pharmacist251511
hotel or motel manager141311
human resource manager132311
ICT account manager225211
ICT Business Analyst261111
ICT business development manager225212
ICT customer support officer313112
ICT managers (nec)135199
ICT project manager135112
ICT quality assurance engineer263211
ICT sales representative225213
ICT Security Specialist262112
ICT support and test engineers (nec)263299
ICT support engineer263212
ICT support technicians (nec)313199
ICT systems test engineer263213
ICT trainer223211
industrial designer232312
Industrial Engineer233511
industrial pharmacist251512
information and organisation professionals (nec)224999
insurance agent611211
insurance broker222113
insurance loss adjuster599612
intensive care ambulance paramedic411112
Intensive Care Specialist253317
interior designer232511
Internal Auditor221214
jewellery designer232313
journalists and other writers (nec)212499
judicial and other legal professionals (nec)271299
laboratory manager139913
Land Economist224511
Landscape Architect232112
landscape gardener362213
library technician399312
life science technician311413
Life Scientist234599
Life Scientist (General)234511
Lift Mechanic341113
livestock farmers (nec)121399
make up artist399514
Management Accountant221112
Management Consultant224711
Marine Biologist234516
marketing specialist225113
massage therapist411611
Materials Engineer233112
meat inspector311312
Mechanical Engineer233512
mechanical engineering technician312512
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer251211
Medical Laboratory Scientist234611
medical laboratory technician311213
Medical Oncologist253314
Medical Practitioner253999
Medical Radiation Therapist251212
medical technicians (nec)311299
Metal Fabricator322311
metal fitters and machinists (nec)323299
Metal Machinist (First Class)323214
metallurgical or materials technician312912
middle school teacher (Aus) / intermediate school teacher (NZ)241311
mine deputy312913
Mining Engineer233611
mixed crop and livestock farmer121411
mixed crop farmer121216
mixed livestock farmer121317
Motor Mechanic (General)321211
Motorcycle Mechanic321213
Multimedia Specialist261211
music director211212
Music Director211212
music professionals (nec)211299
music teacher (private tuition)249214
Musician (Instrumental)211213
Natural and Physical Science Professional234999
Naval Architect / Marine Designer233916
network administrator263112
network analyst263113
newspaper or periodical editor212412
Nuclear Medicine Technologist251213
nurse educator254211
nurse manager254311
Nurse Practitioner254411
nurse researcher254212
Nursing Clinical Director134212
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist253913
occupational health and safety adviser251312
Occupational Therapist252411
organisation and methods analyst224712
Organisational Psychologist272313
Orthopaedic Surgeon253514
Orthotist or Prosthetist251912
Other Spatial Scientist232214
other sports coach or instructor452317
Paediatric Surgeon253516
Painting Trades Worker332211
patents examiner224914
performing arts technicians (nec)399599
Petroleum Engineer233612
pharmacy technician311215
pig farmer121318
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon253517
Plumber (General)334111
poultry farmer121321
power generation plant operator399213
precision instrument maker and repairer323314
Pressure Welder322312
Primary Health Organisation Manager134213
primary products inspectors (nec)311399
primary school teacher241213
print finisher392111
print journalist212413
printing machinist392311
private tutors and teachers (nec)249299
production manager (forestry)133511
production manager (manufacturing)133512
production manager (mining)133513
Production or Plant Engineer233513
program director (television or radio)212315
program or project administrator511112
public relations professional225311
quality assurance manager139914
Quantity Surveyor233213
Radiation Oncologist253918
Radiocommunications Technician313211
records manager224214
recreation officer272612
recruitment consultant223112
Registered Nurse254499
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)254412
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)254413
Registered Nurse (Community Health)254414
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)254415
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)254416
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)254417
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)254421
Registered Nurse (Medical)254418
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)254422
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)254425
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)254423
Registered Nurse (Surgical)254424
rehabilitation counsellor272114
Renal Medicine Specialist253322
research and development manager132511
resident medical officer253112
residential care officer411715
retail buyer639211
retail pharmacist251513
Roof Plumber334115
roof tiler333311
sales and marketing manager131112
school principal134311
science technicians (nec)311499
Secondary School Teacher241411
sheep farmer121322
Sheetmetal Trades Worker322211
Small Engine Mechanic321214
snowsport instructor452314
social professionals (nec)272499
Social Worker272511
Software and Applications Programmer261399
Software Engineer261313
software tester261314
Solid Plasterer333212
sound technician399516
Special Education Teacher241599
Special Needs Teacher241511
specialist managers (nec) except:(a) ambassador; or (b) archbishop; or © bishop139999
Specialist Physician253311
Specialist Physician253399
Speech Pathologist252712
sports development officer452321
sportspersons (nec)452499
stage manager212316
stockbroking dealer222213
Structural Engineer233214
student counsellor272115
sugar cane grower121217
supply and distribution manager133611
swimming coach or instructor452315
systems administrator262113
Systems Analyst261112
Taxation Accountant221113
teacher of English to speakers of other languages249311
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired241512
Teacher of the Sight Impaired241513
Technical Cable Jointer342212
technical director212317
technical sales representatives (nec) including education sales representatives225499
technical writer212415
Telecommunications Engineer263311
Telecommunications Field Engineer313212
telecommunications linesworker342413
Telecommunications Network Engineer263312
Telecommunications Network Planner313213
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist313214
television journalist212416
tennis coach452316
Tennis Coach452316
textile, clothing and footwear mechanic323215
Thoracic Medicine Specialist253324
traditional Chinese medicine practitioner252214
transport company manager149413
Transport Engineer233215
University Lecturer242111
urban and regional planner232611
Vascular Surgeon253521
vegetable grower (Aus) / market gardener (NZ)121221
vehicle body builder324211
vehicle trimmer324212
veterinary nurse361311
video producer212318
visual arts and crafts professionals (nec)211499
Wall and Floor Tiler333411
watch and clock maker and repairer323316
web administrator313113
web designer232414
web developer261212
Welder (First Class)322313
Welfare Centre Manager134214
welfare worker272613
wood machinist394213
wood machinists and other wood trades workers (nec)394299
youth worker411716
These Occupations are in Demand in Australia



If you have any questions about your correct code or if your qualifications and experience meet the requirements simply do our free visa assessment and our team will get you the information you need for your personal circumstances.



The good news is that Secondary School Teacher is on the MLTSSL list – which is the most in-demand list.



It is good to take a look to check that the details the Australian Government list under the ANZSCO details for a Secondary School Teacher, match you and your experience in your career.

Australian Immigration describe a Secondary School Teacher 241411 as:

“Teaches one or more subjects within a prescribed curriculum to secondary school students and promotes students’ social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. Registration or licensing is required.”


The Australian Immigration Department also defines the qualifications a Secondary School Teacher required to immigrate to Australia against the Australian Qualification Framework (“AQF”). 


This is determined in Levels of Skill – and the skill level for Secondary School Teachers is 1.


Which means :


Skill Level 1


Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks and Responsibilities of a Secondary School Teacher in Australia.

Australia considers the following as the Tasks and Responsibilities of a Secondary School Teacher



1. Presenting prescribed curriculum using a range of teaching techniques and materials


“2. Developing students’ interests, abilities and coordination by way of creative activities”


3. Guiding discussions and supervising work in class


“4. Preparing, administering and marking tests, projects and assignments to evaluate students’ progress and recording the results”


“5. Discussing individual progress and problems with students and parents, and seeking advice from Student Counsellors and senior teachers”


6. Maintaining discipline in classrooms and other school areas


“7. Participating in staff meetings, educational conferences and workshops”


“8. Liaising with parent, community and business groups”


9. Maintaining class and scholastic records







Do I need a Job to Apply for Australian Permanent Residency as a Secondary School Teacher?

No, You don’t need a job in Australia to apply. The Skilled Visa for Secondary School Teachers is about you, your skills and how you’re going to benefit the Australian economy and fill the need Australia has for more Secondary School Teachers.

Determining your Eligibility to immigrate to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher.

This is the most important part to get correct.  However, many people think they can’t apply when indeed they can.  The most common errors arise from not knowing all the areas Australian Immigration Points can be gained.



It is always best to discuss your particular situation with us here at Australia Made Simple so we can give you a full and complete assessment along with all the extra lesser-known ways to gain Australian Immigration Points for Permanent Residency.

How to Calculate your Australian Immigration Points

Add your points for each section to come up with your Immigration Points Total.

1. Points for Age to Immigrate to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher

Your age points are calculated as within an age band until the last day before your birthday which pushes you into the next bracket. 



For example, you are in the 18-24 age band until the day before your 25th Birthday.  On the date of your 25th birthday, you move up to the next age bracket for points purposes. 



Age 18 – 24 = 25 points


Age 25 – 32 = 30 points


Age 33 – 39 = 25 points


Age 40 – 44 = 15 points



Age 45 –  45 is the new age limit for Australian Skilled Migration.  Once you are 45 you are not eligible for skilled migration, however, you may be able to move to Australia under one of their many other visa programs.  To find out which visa options you are eligible for – take our Free Visa Assessment.

2. Points for English Language to Immigrate to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher

Good  20 points


Medium  10 points


Basic  0 points

3. Points for Work Experience to Immigrate to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher

3 to 5 years  5 points


5 to 8 years  10 points


8 years +  15 points



Please note that your work experience time continues even after your application is submitted if you are working in your qualified profession. 



So if you look like moving into the next experience band for work experience in the coming months – give yourself the points for the higher band as you will be into that bracket by the time the final tally of points are made by Australian Immigration as a check.

4. Points for Qualification to Immigrate to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher

PhD  20 points


Degree  15 points


Trade Qualification  10 points

5. Points for Community Language Skills.

Languages qualifying for extra points for Immigration to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher



Albanian Croatian Hindi Nepali
Amharic Czech Hungarian Nuer
Arabic Dari Indonesian Oromo
Armenian Dinka Italian Persian
Auslan Dutch Japanese Polish
Bangla Filipino Khmer Portuguese
Bosnian Finnish Korean Punjabi
Bulgarian French Lao Pushto
Burmese German Macedonian Romanian
Cantonese Greek Malay Russian
Chinese Hazaragi Mandarin Samoan



Serbian Swahili Tigrinya Urdu
Sinhalese Tamil Tongan Vietnamese
Somali Tetum Turkish
Spanish Thai Ukrainian



To gain the 5 extra points for a credentialed Community Language listed above you will need to be accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters NAATI .  To become accredited you will need to pass the NAATI testing at Level 2 or above.  



It is not enough to simply speak the language, you must have the accreditation to be able to claim the extra 5 points.  

6. State Sponsorship and Regional Area points.

We will always make an application across the State Sponsored visa class of Permanent Residency.  So add an extra 5 points for the State Sponsorship Visa and an extra 15 points of the Regional Visa 491 option.

7. Partner Skills points for Australian Skilled Migration

If your partner is also qualified in an occupation on the Occupations in Demand Lists, and your partner is willing to undertake the skills assessment for that occupation, you can add another 5 points.



Now add up your points



The minimum points you need to qualify for Australian Skilled Migration is 65.  If you have not yet reached 65 please get in contact with us through completing this free visa assessment.  There are some other ways to gain points that you might qualify for and there are other visa pathways that could be open to you.  Too many people assume they do not qualify, when indeed they do.

The process of Immigrating to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher

Once you’ve satisfied ANZSCO and calculated a minimum of 65 emigration points it’s time to start looking at getting your migration case underway.

The 3 stages of Emigrating to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher

1. Emigrate to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher Stage One: Skills Assessment

Every occupation, trade and profession has its own skills assessment body. It’s their job to say that you are who you say you are and that you have the right skills, experience and qualifications.



In the case of ANZSCO Code 241411 the Australian Skills Assessment body for Secondary School Teacher is AITSL.



Emigrate to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher Skills Assessment – Training and employment Check:



Stage one is the collation of a decision-ready bundle of documents which can be used by the assessment body to evidence and substantiate your skills, training, qualifications and experience.



You will need the following documents as a base and more role-specific documents as requested:



  • Copy of your Passport


  • Your CV OR Resume


  • Payslips from each of your employers


  • Your Qualifications


  • Very specific references for every role you’ve held (we will provide you all the details of what to include and an appropriate layout to give your referees to help ensure the references contain all the information Australia needs)


  • ID Documentation


The Skills Assessment is a mandatory part of the Australia Emigration process and we can’t move on to other stages of the application without it.  Indeed, the number you are granted on your Skills Assessment certificate is required to be submitted for the next stage of the process. 



Emigrate to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher with your skills assessment.



The skills assessment Certificate, that you will be issued once you have passed your skills assessment, verifies and recognizes all of your skills, qualifications and experience in your home country.  This then helps with your transition to work in Australia so you can gain any local licensing and registrations required. 



For further detailed information about how to emigrate to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher feel free to take our Free Online Assessment for an in Depth Consultation, with No Obligation.



For now though, let’s continue with the emigration to Australia process as it applies specifically to Secondary School Teachers.

2 Emigrate to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher Stage Two: Expression of Interest EOI

After receiving a positive Skills Assessment an Expression of Interest can be lodged which places you into a pool of candidates all looking to migrate to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher.


It is important therefore that you build the strongest possible case to receive an invitation to apply for your formal skilled visa.

3 Emigrate to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher Stage Three: Formal Application

The final stage of your migration to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher is your formal application to the Department of Home Affairs after receiving an invitation to apply. At this stage police checks and medicals are required.

What Emigration Australia Visas are available for a Secondary School Teacher?

The main skilled visa classes of 189 and 190 bring what’s termed Permanent residency Status from day one. Permanent Residency for a Secondary School Teacher means you’ll be able to:



Live and work in Australia


Enter and leave without the need for further visas


Access Medicare


Access education for children without contribution


Access financial services


Own property


Sponsor other eligible family members after two years


Apply for full citizenship and dual nationality after four years

Can my family join me on a skilled visa?

Yes, with the additional bonus that your partner may not even need to do a skills assessment in their own right for whatever occupation they hold. The rights and privileges afforded to the main visa holder are passed onto partners and children automatically.

Employer-Sponsored Visas for Secondary School Teachers Emigrating to Australia

Secondary School Teacher is on the MLTSSL for Australia which means it’s eligible for the TSS Employer Sponsored Visa and whilst this visa is initially classed as temporary it can convert to fill Permanent Residency Status after three years.

Occupation Ceilings for Secondary School Teachers Emigrating to Australia

Occupation ceilings dictate how many skilled visas are issued to applicants in a particular year. For 2020-2021 the occupation ceiling for Secondary School Teachers immigrating to Australia is “8,716”.

State Sponsorship Options for Secondary School Teachers

190 State Nomination for Secondary School Teachers Emigrating to Australia

The following Australian States and Territories currently offer their weight to the 190 Visa class for Secondary School Teachers emigrating to Australia



NSW New South Wales


NT Northern Territory


VIC Victoria


WA Western Australia


SA South Australia


TAS Tasmania

Do I need a job to emigrate to Australia as a Secondary School Teacher?

Not usually. The 189 visa class does not require a formal job offer although some States and Territories do require this for the 190 subclass.

Jobs in Australia for Secondary School Teachers

The entire point of Australia’s Skilled Migration Immigration program is to have more workers in specific occupations moving to Australia and taking up the vacancies in those positions. 



The Occupations on the in Demand lists have vacancies in Australia that can’t be filled.  There are simply not enoughSecondary School Teachers in Australia to fill all the jobs.



There are currently 58695 Secondary School Teachers working in Australia and they need more.



The Average Salary in Australia for a Secondary School Teacher is “Weekly Earnings = $ 1,620.50 Annual Salary = $ 84,266 Average Age = 42.3”



To look for Jobs for Secondary School Teachers take a look at our Jobs for Secondary School Teachers in Australia here.

Search for Jobs for Secondary School Teachers in Australia

Who can come to Australia with me when I move?

Your spouse or partner as well as your children can come with you.  To find out about Australian schools you can read our guide to the typical Australian school day.



Your partner or spouse will be awarded the same rights as you under your visa in Australia.  They will be able to work and your children will be able to study.  



Take our online Visa assessment to help our visa consultants determine the best path to Australia for you and your family.



We only take on cases where our experts are positive about securing a successful outcome for you and your family. 



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