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Dutch windsurfer wants to move to Australia

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Created by Flaka720 Wednesday, 4 Dec 2019
Flaka720
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Wednesday , 4 Dec 2019 4:34AM
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Hi guys/girls,

I'am already dreaming for a few years to move to Australia. At the moment I am doing some research to make my dream reality. But I can't live without windsurfing, so I would love to have some recommendations.

I'am a PE-teacher and currently finishing my master degree in sport business management, my surfskills are flatwater freestyle skills. I am able to make spocks, flakas and soms switch stance moves. I would love to learn some wave riding skills. Where to live in Australia haha?

I want to live for at least one year in Australia
- Close to a good windsurfspot (rental, our buy my own gear)
- Find a nice job in teaching PE
- Find a nice job in whatever

Thanks already !

Gestalt
QLD, 12250 posts
Wednesday , 4 Dec 2019 7:32AM
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you lucked it then.

in australia teachers get paid large salaries for doing nothing and get 3 months holidays a year.

the easiest job of them all is the pe teacher.

i know of people who chose that profession so they could spend all their awsome time off windsurfing every day in WA. especially over the 8 week xmas break around Geradlton.

in australia we drive everywhere. so look for a job in perth and travel north or south during your holidays depending on season

Ian K
WA, 3021 posts
Wednesday , 4 Dec 2019 6:01AM
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If your job has long hours and you only get weekends off you can't beat Perth. If you can knock off at a civilised hour you can't beat Wollongong. Take your summer holidays in Geraldton. The only disadvantage of Wollongong is a small population of fellow freestylers to push you along. Sydney is not quite so deprived of like-minded competition but the summertime Southerly busters that hit Wollongong at maybe 6 or 7pm might not get to Sydney until after dark.

Yesterday for instance you would have had a cranking westerly at Primbee after work. Good flat water for freestyle. Nothing in Perth.
www.seabreeze.com.au/weather/yesterday/nsw-illawarra

BSN101
WA, 1766 posts
Wednesday , 4 Dec 2019 6:33AM
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I'd be looking for the job first in the areas that interest you. Regional locations might be easier to find work.

legless
WA, 808 posts
Wednesday , 4 Dec 2019 7:11AM
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If you want work as a teacher in Australia look into the rules first, each state is different and they will require you to have your qualifications recognized (in each state). You will need a working visa! You will need police checks in Australia and Holland,You will need to do mandatory notification courses, you need a first aid course (in Australia), If you get all that then you can maybe get a probationary teaching position and then when you have passed that you can then become a teacher if you can find a place to work!

Last very few teaching jobs in cities, lots of jobs the more regional you go.

Sorry to be a downer but it is only really worth the effort to get work as a teacher if you plan to be in Australia longer than a year.

legless
WA, 808 posts
Wednesday , 4 Dec 2019 7:13AM
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Sorry I for got you also need to do an English and numeracy test!

seanhogan
3090 posts
Wednesday , 4 Dec 2019 7:21AM
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and to land a one handed flaka into funnel !

Obelix
WA, 861 posts
Wednesday , 4 Dec 2019 3:08PM
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Maybe you could look for a job in local gyms as a personal trainer.
If you are under 30 (?), you may get a temporary youth visa and possibly work casually.
Otherwise, I thing Geraldton is probably the best spot to maximise your time on the water (in Western Australia).

FormulaNova
NSW, 9658 posts
Wednesday , 4 Dec 2019 6:57PM
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Are teachers on the skilled occupation list? Sometimes you hear about how it is more and more difficult to find male teachers, though I don't know if this is expressed in any list of skills in demand.

You would think regional WA would be your best bet as its more likley they would have vacancies, and you could be close enough to the coast to get good conditions.

sailquik
VIC, 4775 posts
Wednesday , 4 Dec 2019 8:59PM
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Gestalt said..
you lucked it then.

in australia teachers get paid large salaries for doing nothing and get 3 months holidays a year.

the easiest job of them all is the pe teacher.

i know of people who chose that profession so they could spend all their awsome time off windsurfing every day in WA. especially over the 8 week xmas break around Geradlton.

in australia we drive everywhere. so look for a job in perth and travel north or south during your holidays depending on season




A common, but complete misconception!

i was a teacher for over 35 years, PE/Outdoor Ed, and I can tell you I am very glad to be retired so I finally have time to do some windsurfing.

My wife is also a teacher (40 years PE/Science)) and is still sitting at her computer working as I type. (9.10pm) This is typical.

The last line about Perth makes perfect sense though.

sailquik
VIC, 4775 posts
Wednesday , 4 Dec 2019 9:17PM
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FormulaNova said..
Are teachers on the skilled occupation list? Sometimes you hear about how it is more and more difficult to find male teachers, though I don't know if this is expressed in any list of skills in demand.

You would think regional WA would be your best bet as its more likley they would have vacancies, and you could be close enough to the coast to get good conditions.



i can't say for WA, but in Victoria there is an acute shortage of Teachers in regional areas. They are epecially dersperate for Science and maths teachers. If you have qualifcations that cover those areas, I would be very suprised if you could not get a job (Outside of the Major Cities) I am pretty confident the situation would be the same in Western Australia, but you may find a place like Geraldton has a long waiting list of hopeful PE teachers who surf/kitesurf/Windsurf.

Gestalt
QLD, 12250 posts
Wednesday , 4 Dec 2019 8:28PM
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sailquik said..

Gestalt said..
you lucked it then.

in australia teachers get paid large salaries for doing nothing and get 3 months holidays a year.

the easiest job of them all is the pe teacher.

i know of people who chose that profession so they could spend all their awsome time off windsurfing every day in WA. especially over the 8 week xmas break around Geradlton.

in australia we drive everywhere. so look for a job in perth and travel north or south during your holidays depending on season





A common, but complete misconception!

i was a teacher for over 35 years, PE/Outdoor Ed, and I can tell you I am very glad to be retired so I finally have time to do some windsurfing.

My wife is also a teacher (40 years PE/Science)) and is still sitting at her computer working as I type. (9.10pm) This is typical.

The last line about Perth makes perfect sense though.


well i must admit all the parts of my post up to. "i know of people......" was tongue in cheek.

Flaka720
2 posts
Sunday , 8 Dec 2019 5:48AM
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The information is helpful already thanks!

I'll look at the possibilities in Perth and a bit more local in WA.
To work as a foreign PE-teacher is gonna be difficult, but i've some time and will do my research.

I'll keep you posted.
Thanks so far

Foghorn
WA, 388 posts
Sunday , 8 Dec 2019 7:25AM
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Just be a relief teacher .If you can handle the abuse.



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