One of the most dynamic aspects of life Down Under is higher education in Australia. The current government has placed education as one of the top priority aspects of the economy to pump prime the business life in Australia. Even if the country has put in place one of the most stringent immigration processes in the world, the current demand for skilled workers for the economy makes Australia one of the most inviting countries in the world.
The education system in Australia is one of the industries that have a dearth of skilled experts. In fact, many higher education institutions have reached out to foreign skilled workers to fill the vacancies in many schools throughout the country. The high demand has even been highlighted in a post online succinctly describing the process as “this is where there is a specific opportunity for those with a teaching background and teaching experience to make a new life in Australia.”
The Australian economy has been able to weather the storm of the worldwide recession mainly due to the conservative fiscal policies instituted by the Australian Federal Government. This has helped prop up the economy with little dislocation in the landscape. In fact, there has been an influx of immigrants to fill the in demand positions all throughout the economic landscape in the vast Australian terrain. Even Australians who have immigrated elsewhere have began to return home seeing the burgeoning economy and stable political structure that Australia has exhibited in the past decades.
As previously discussed, higher education in Australia provides much of the fresh influx of skilled workers for the Australian economy. The peculiarity of the Australian system though is the diversity of the skills available to be learned in the educational system. An individual student has an option of either enrolling in the many world class universities in the country or in the technical schools called TAFEs that are spread all throughout the continent. These vocational technical schools inculcate necessitated skills and expertise for individuals that make up a greater portion of the Australian workforce. The opening up of these educational opportunities to both local and foreign students has allowed the economy to continue on its rapid growth as there are new and skilled workers ready and available to fill the demand for labor in the businesses and industries throughout Australia.
In order to keep abreast with the galloping economy, teaching is one of the most in demand and high paying jobs in Australia. Even at the point of application for a visa, teachers are given much priority and their applications are fast tracked. In order for an individual to be gainfully employed in a higher education institution in Australia, an individual must have the education, experience and expertise to handle teaching in Australia. The forecast, as reported in a post that “Australia has become something of a magnet for teachers looking to move to a new land and so long as the demand for teachers remains high it is likely we will see the teaching profession remain on the skilled workers list for the foreseeable future.”