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APPLICATION FOR ASSESSMENT:

Middle School Teacher


(ANZSCO 241311)
Effective: 01 January 2014
The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) Ltd has been gazetted by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) as the relevant assessing authority for the school teacher occupations listed in the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL), for the purpose of migration to Australia.

This application form is for Skilled Migration applicants seeking an assessment for the nominated school teacher occupation Middle School Teacher (ANZSCO 241311), listed in the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL). Successful applicants will receive an AITSL Skills Assessment Certificate valid for two (2) years from the date of issue.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION Lodge complete applications only. All parts of the application form must be completed and certified copies of all required supporting documents enclosed. AITSL Assessment for Migration application must be submitted in hardcopy. No electronic forms or documents will be accepted. Applicants are responsible for content of their application, whether they or an agent completed the application. Incomplete or incorrect applications will result in delay. If false or misleading information is submitted as part of the application AITSL will decline to assess the application and any future applications submitted in the applicants name, AITSL will also notify the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Assessment time: Up to 10 weeks (longer during peak demand periods) from the date you receive an initial notification email confirming receipt of your application and payment. There is no fast track service. If you require an outcome by a specific date you should submit your application as early as possible. All assessment applications are processed in the order in which they are received. You can track your application progress online: www.migration.aitsl.edu.au/checkapplicationstatus . Please do NOT contact AITSL for an update, as it will further delay processing times for all applications. Notification and contact: On receipt of an application and approval of payment, AITSL will send a notification email with a reference number with the pre-fix WAMS. This may take up to ten (10) working days from the date AITSL receives the application. Please contact AITSL if you change your postal or email address. Assessment outcome: Your assessment outcome will be sent via Australia Post registered mail. Delivery may take three (3) or more weeks to addresses outside Australia. Outcomes are not provided electronically or via telephone. Only one original assessment outcome is issued. Additional black and white copies are available for a fee. If you disagree with your assessment outcome you may request an appeal. A request for appeal must be received within 60 days of the date of your assessment outcome letter.

AITSL ASSESSMENT FOR MIGRATION


Application submission by hardcopy only. No electronic applications or documents will be accepted. Postal Address PO Box 347 Curtin ACT 2605, AUSTRALIA Enquiries Email (preferred): overseasquals@aitsl.edu.au Or Freecall: 1800 337 872 (9am3pm AEST weekdays) Overseas callers: +61 2 62399505 Or for courier deliveries only: Suite 29, 2 Endeavour House, Captain Cook Crescent Manuka ACT 2603, AUSTRALIA Further information www.aitsl.edu.au/assessment-for-migration

Assessment application: MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER (ANZSCO 241311)

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA Middle School Teacher (ANZSCO 241311)


For the purposes of AITSL Assessment for Migration Middle School Teachers teacher students between the ages of 10 and 15 in a range of settings. All applicants will be assessed against three criteria: Educational, Professional, and English language proficiency. Applications must meet all three assessment criteria to obtain a successful outcome.

1. EDUCATIONAL
Study assessed by AITSL as comparable to at least four years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education (university) level study in Australia, that results in a qualification/s comparable to the educational level of an Australian bachelor degree or higher.

2. PROFESSIONAL
An initial teacher education qualification relevant to the nominated occupation of at least one year full-time study (or part time equivalent) at the higher education (university) level that includes a minimum of 45 days of supervised teaching practice with children across the age range 10 15 years in a school setting relevant to the nominated occupation. Supervised teaching practice may be completed in a separate middle school or by teaching students in both upper primary and lower secondary schools, with a minimum of 10 days teaching upper primary aged students (10 12 years) and a minimum of 10 days teaching lower secondary school aged students (13 15 years). These qualifications must be assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian bachelor degree or higher.

3. ENGLISH LANGUAGE
English language proficiency demonstrated by one of the following: (i) An Academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Report Form (TRF) that shows a score of at least 7.0 for Reading and Writing; and a score of at least 8.0 for Speaking and Listening. The IELTS test scores must appear on a single IELTS TRF and be the result of a test undertaken during the 12 month period prior to submitting an application. or (ii) An applicant has completed at least four full years of study in higher education (university) in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America. This study must have resulted in award of qualification(s) comparable to the educational level of an Australian bachelor degree or higher and must include a recognised initial teacher education qualification.

Important advice for applicants about English language proficiency requirement


If you submit evidence for (ii) (4yrs study) and also submit an IELTS TRF AITSL will consider the IELTS results. If the IELTS TRF does not meet the requirements of (i) (IELTS) the application will be assessed as not meeting the English language proficiency criterion, resulting in an unsuccessful outcome. Any subsequent application from the same applicant will require submission of an Academic IELTS TRF to meet the English language proficiency criterion. AITSL reserves the right to ask an applicant to undertake the Academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination if there is uncertainty about their level of English language proficiency. Applicants must achieve a score of seven (7.0) or more for Reading and Writing and a score of eight (8.0) or more for Speaking and Listening.

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Assessment application: MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER (ANZSCO 241311)

ADVICE ON SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS


Applicants must submit certified copies of originals of all required supporting documents.

CERTIFIED DOCUMENTS
Certified copies of all original documents are required for the assessment process. Only documents certified by one of the following authorised persons will be accepted for this assessment: Certified Practising Accountant Chartered Accountant Commissioner for Oaths Justice of the Peace Notary Public Magistrate Judge Registered medical practitioner (Medical doctor) School principal Solicitor Australian Embassy/High Commission staff

The certifying officer must clearly indicate on each page of each document that it is a certified true copy of the original document. They must sign and date each page of each document. The full name, occupation, address and phone number of the certifier must be included in the application. AITSL will not accept certified electronic/scanned documents, a certified copy of a copy or a copy with previous certification stamps. Original documents and copies of documents, submitted as part of the application, will not be returned to the applicant or agent. Each application lodged with AITSL requires a new set of documents. In accordance with the Privacy policy (page 10) AITSL does not forward information about assessment outcomes or copies of documents lodged with AITSL for assessment to other agencies. An Applicants Agent cannot certify supporting documents.

TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENTS
All documents in a language other than English must be translated into English by an accredited translator and the name, authority and contact details of the translator included with the documents. Applicants must provide certified copies of the original language documents and certified copies of translated documents.

RECENT GRADUATES FROM AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES


Applicants who have completed qualifications at an Australian university in the six months prior to submitting an application are not required to provide a final award certificate. These applicants are required to submit a final academic transcript for each year of study and an official statement confirming completion of study by the university registrar. If this is an initial teacher education qualification applicants must submit an official signed and dated document from the university that awarded the qualification detailing the supervised teaching practice completed by the applicant as a requirement of the initial teacher education qualification identifying total duration and the ages of students taught during supervised teaching practice. For studies completed in Australia more than six months before submitting an application to AITSL, a final award certificate must be submitted.

QUALIFICATIONS FROM THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA


Applicants are required to submit original notarial certificates (transcript, graduation certificate and bachelor degree certificate) for their qualifications awarded in China. These documents remain on the applicants assessment file and will no t be returned.

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Assessment application: MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER (ANZSCO 241311)

PART 1: Application Checklist


All applications must include certified copies of originals of all required supporting documents. Certification of documents is explained on page 3. Please complete the checklist as supporting documents are collected as part of this application.

Applicant checklist

AITSL Use only

PART 2: APPLICANT DETAILS


Passport identity page only Passport must be current at time of application (required) Evidence of name change (birth certificate, marriage certificate, or deed poll) (if applicable) Evidence of Australian Teacher registration (if applicable)

PART 3: INITIAL TEACHER EDUCATION (ITE) QUALIFICATION


Award certificate for initial teacher education qualification (required) Final academic transcript for each year of the initial teacher education qualification (required) Supervised teaching practice - An official signed and dated document from the university that awarded the qualification detailing the supervised teaching practice completed by the applicant as a requirement of the initial teacher education qualification identifying total duration and the ages of students taught during supervised teaching practice and setting. (required)

PART 4: OTHER HIGHER EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS


Award certificates for all listed qualifications (required) Final academic transcripts for each year of all listed qualifications (required)

PART 5: ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY


Academic IELTS Test Result Form (if applicable)

PART 6: PAYMENT AUTHORISATION


Payment details completed (required) Signature completed (required)

PART 7: APPLICATION DECLARATION


One (1) certified passport sized photograph affixed to completed declaration page (required) Signature completed (required)

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Assessment application: MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER (ANZSCO 241311)

PART 2: Applicant Details


All parts of this section must be completed. Applicant mailing/email addresses must be included regardless of whether an agent is used. All applications must include a certified copy of the original identity page of the applicants (current, valid) passport and one certified passport sized photograph of the applicant (attached to page 10). For evidence of a name change include certified copies of originals of a birth certificate, marriage certificate or deed poll documents. Ensure an email address is provided as this is AITSLs preferred means of contact. If an agent is nominated, all communications about the application will be through this person only. Only one authorised person can be nominated at a time. If you are not using an agent please mark N/A in the relevant section.

APPLICANT DETAILS
Male Female Title (Dr, Mr, Mrs, Ms): Family name:

Given names: Official name to be printed on the assessment certificate: Previous family name/s if applicable (as shown on marriage certificate or deed poll): Date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy): / / Country of birth: Nationality:

Country of permanent residency: Postal address (address used to mail assessment outcome): Email (AITSLs main form of communication):

Reference number/s of assessment application/s previously lodged with AITSL or Teaching Australia: Senior secondary school details Name of final year of senior secondary schooling award (e.g. High School Diploma, A level certificate, Senior Secondary Certificate): Name of institution: Country of institution:

Year start:

Year finish:

Australian teacher registration (collected for statistical purposes) If the applicant is registered to teach in Australia indicate the state and/or territory. Please list all.

AGENT AUTHORISATION AND CONTACT DETAILS


If an agent is nominated, all communications about this application will be through this person only. Only one authorised person can be nominated at a time. I, . (applicants name) authorise the following person to act on my behalf in regard to my AITSL assessment for migration. Title (Dr, Mr, Mrs, Ms): Company name if applicable: Postal address: Agents full name:

Email (AITSLs main form of communication):

APPLICANTS SIGNATURE (not agent):

Date

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PART 3: Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Qualification


This is the qualification required to teach in a school classroom. This initial teacher education qualification must involve at least one year of full-time study (or part-time equivalent) specific to the Middle school teacher occupation. The qualification must also include the completion of a minimum of 45 days of supervised teaching practice with children across the age range 10 15 years in a school setting relevant to the nominated occupation. Supervised teaching practice may be completed in a separate middle school or by teaching students in both upper primary and lower secondary schools, with a minimum of 10 days teaching upper primary aged students (10 12 years) and a minimum of 10 days teaching lower secondary school aged students (13 15 years). The final academic transcript for the initial teacher qualification must include a program of professional studies in education including discipline-specific curriculum, pedagogical studies, general education studies, and supervised teaching practice relevant to the age range of the students of the Middle school teacher occupation. Applicants must provide certified copies of the award certificate and final academic transcript for each year of the initial teacher education qualification. An official signed and dated document from the university that awarded the qualification detailing the supervised teaching practice completed by the applicant as a requirement of the initial teacher education qualification must be provided. The document must identify total duration, the ages of students taught during supervised teaching practice and the setting.

DETAILS OF YOUR INITIAL TEACHER EDUCATION QUALIFICATION


Only include academic qualifications completed at university/higher education level.
Title of award: Minimum requirement for entry into the course: Duration of supervised teaching practice (days): Standard length of course (full time/years): Duration of study: Total in years Full time Part time Start /
(mm/yy)

Finish

(mm/yy)

Reason if qualification was completed in less than standard length of course: Awarding institution (as appears on award certificate): Country of institution:

Important information for Applications: Evidence of supervised teaching practice (STP)


Supervised teaching practice is the compulsory component of an initial teacher education program during which time a student teacher is on a school placement and engaged in the teaching and learning process with school students. This teaching practice is under the supervision of a qualified teacher and university education staff and is formally assessed. Only supervised teaching practice undertaken with school students in a school setting as a requirement of the initial teacher education program will be considered. Evidence of supervised teaching practice for this assessment is an official document from the university awarding the initial teacher education qualification (not affiliated colleges or training providers). The official document must: be on official university letterhead be signed and dated by University representative state the duration of the supervised teaching practice completed state the age range of the students taught.

Applicants may be requested to provide an original syllabus/curriculum, published by the awarding institution, detailing the program of study relevant to the year/s the study was undertaken by the applicant. AITSL will verify the information submitted against the syllabus, online university references and direct communications with the relevant university.

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PART 4: Other Higher Education Qualifications


Please list all other academic qualifications completed at university level. Applicants are required to submit certified copies of award certificates and final academic transcripts for each year of study for all listed qualifications. AITSL does not assess short courses (less than one year full-time study), professional development programs or incomplete qualifications.

Details of your other Higher Education Qualification


Only include academic qualifications completed at university/higher education level.

QUALIFICATION 1
Title of award: Minimum requirement for entry into the course: Awarding institution (as appears on award certificate): Country of institution: Duration of study: Total in years Full time Standard length of course (full time/years): Part time Start /
(mm/yy)

Finish

(mm/yy)

Reason if qualification was completed in less than standard length of course:

QUALIFICATION 2
Title of award: Minimum requirement for entry into the course: Awarding institution (as appears on award certificate): Country of institution: Duration of study: Total in years Full time Standard length of course (full time/years): Part time Start /
(mm/yy)

Finish

(mm/yy)

Reason if qualification was completed in less than standard length of course:

QUALIFICATION 3
Title of award: Minimum requirement for entry into the course: Awarding institution (as appears on award certificate): Country of institution: Duration of study: Total in years Full time Standard length of course (full time/years): Part time Start /
(mm/yy)

Finish

(mm/yy)

Reason if qualification was completed in less than standard length of course:

To include additional higher education qualifications copy this page.

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PART 5: English language proficiency


All applicants must meet the English language proficiency criterion. The criterion is informed by the nationally consistent teaching registration requirements which represent the standard of English required for teaching in Australia.

Important advice for applicants about English language proficiency requirement


If you submit evidence for (ii) (4yrs study) and also submit an IELTS TRF AITSL will consider the IELTS results. If the IELTS TRF does not meet the requirements of (i) (IELTS) the application will be assessed as not meeting the English language proficiency criterion, resulting in an unsuccessful outcome. Any subsequent application from the same applicant will require submission of an Academic IELTS TRF to meet the English language proficiency criterion. AITSL reserves the right to ask an applicant to undertake the Academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination if there is uncertainty about their level of English language proficiency. Applicants must achieve a score of seven (7.0) or more for Reading and Writing and a score of eight (8.0) or more for Speaking and Listening.

All applicants must provide evidence of English language proficiency by meeting one of the following (please select one):

(i) An Academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Report Form (TRF) that shows: a score of at least 7.0 for Reading and Writing; and a score of at least 8.0 for Speaking and Listening.

The IELTS test scores must appear on a single IELTS TRF and be the result of a test undertaken during the 12 month period prior to submitting an application. OR (ii) An applicant has completed at least four full years of study in higher education (university) in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America. This study must have resulted in award of qualification(s) comparable to the educational level of an Australian bachelor degree or higher and must include a recognised initial teacher education qualification.

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PART 6: Payment authorisation


PAYMENT ADVICE
Please ensure that payment authorisation is correctly completed, including Cardholders signature. For credit card payment please ensure sufficient credit is available to complete the transaction. Incomplete authorisation or unsuccessful payment will result in delays to completing an assessment.

ADVICE FOR INTERNATIONAL PAYMENT


Please ensure that you have notified your bank you have authorised an overseas transaction.

The fee for an AITSL assessment is AUD600.

PAYMENT OPTIONS
Australia Post money order made payable to AITSL Credit card (see below)

Credit card authorisation


I (applicants name as it appears on credit card) authorise AITSL to charge AUD600 to my credit card for my assessment. Visa Card number: / / MasterCard /
(indicate one only)

Expiry date: Date / /

(mm/yy)

Cardholders signature:

(dd/mm/yyyy)

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PART 7: Applicant Declaration

Attach one (1) passport sized photograph of applicant. The authorised certifier must write on the back of the photograph this is a true photograph of (applicants full name) and date and sign the back of the photograph.

I, (insert applicants name) .... declare that:


Please check

1 2 3 4 5 6 the information contained in this Application Form and supporting documents is true and correct I have completed all parts of the Application Form I have attached certified copies of all required supporting documents I have read and understood the assessment criteria I have read and understood AITSLs privacy policy with regard to this assessment application I understand that if additional supporting documents are requested and I do not provide them by the specified date, my file will be closed and I will not be entitled to a refund I understand that information contained in this Application Form and supporting documents may be provided to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection I understand that providing false or misleading information is a serious offence under the Criminal Code. If I submit false or misleading information as part of my assessment application, AITSL will notify the Department of Immigration and Border Protection I understand if I submit false or misleading information AITSL will decline to assess my application and any further assessment applications submitted in my name if I have disclosed anyone elses personal information, I confirm that it is with their consent I undertake to inform AITSL of any changes to my circumstances (e.g. change of address) while my application is being considered I authorise AITSL to make enquiries necessary to assist in the completion of my assessment application, including verifying qualifications with the awarding institutions I am the person in the photograph attached and named in this application and the supporting documents. Date: / /

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(dd/mm/yyyy)

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APPLICANTS SIGNATURE (not agent):

PRIVACY POLICY
The information provided will only be used for the purposes of an assessment by AITSL. When necessary, AITSL may make enquiries in order to complete the assessment of an application. In certain circumstances, information and documents provided as part of this application may be provided to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, who may use the information for their lawful purposes and in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.

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REQUEST FOR SKILLED EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT


What is a skilled employment statement?
The skilled employment statement is requested by an applicant for the purpose of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) Points Test for Skilled Migration www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/points-test.htm DIBP will award points for employment in a skilled occupation, either in Australia or overseas. AITSL will prepare a skilled employment statement for applicants who submit appropriate evidence and who receive a successful assessment outcome. The statement will be attached to the AITSL assessment outcome cover letter for lodging with the Skilled Migration visa application. If an applicant applies for a skilled employment statement at the time of assessment, this service is included in the assessment fee. The statement will list employment in the nominated school teacher or closely related school teacher occupations on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) undertaken in Australia and/or overseas in the past ten (10) years, where the professional level of the employment is comparable to the level required for the nominated occupation. The advice AITSL provides is based on the evidence submitted by the applicant and does not constitute an opinion as to the veracity of the claims made or a guarantee of the awarding of points under the skilled migration points test. Determination of points remains at the discretion of delegated officers of DIBP. Any enquiries or reviews of the skilled employment statement issued by AITSL should be addressed to DIBP.

A Skilled Employment Statement is separate and unrelated to an Application for Skills Assessment. It is not a requirement of the AITSL Skills Assessment that you are employed as a teacher.

What documents are needed?


The skilled employment advice is based on original statements of employment only. Statements of employment remain the official record and will NOT be returned to the applicant. Certified copies of employment statements, pay slips or employment contracts are not acceptable. The original statement from each employing authority must be on official letter head, signed, dated and include: name of school name of employer address of employer dates of employment start (dd/mm/yy) finish (dd/mm/yy) title of teaching position/s hours employed per week. Only skilled employment undertaken after the awarding of the initial teacher education qualification may be considered comparable to work at the professional level. This does not include professional practice undertaken as part of the initial teacher education qualification. Part time employment of a minimum of 20 hours per week will be considered.

Can AITSL provide a skilled employment statement after an assessment certificate has been issued?
Yes, applicants who hold a valid AITSL Skills Assessment Certificate may apply to AITSL for a Skilled Employment Statement. Applicants with an existing Skilled Employment Statement may apply to AITSL for a new statement to include additional employment recognition. The fee for each of these additional services is AUD200.

REQUEST A SKILLED EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT


I ............................................................................................................................................................................. (name of applicant) request a skilled employment statement and I have attached my original statements of employment.

To request a Skilled Employment Statement after a certificate has been issued contact AITSL via overseasquals@aitsl.edu.au providing your full name as it appears on the AITSL Skills Assessment Certificate and the reference number.