It’s been about two years since I spent about a month in Brisbane with my family and I’ve still only thought about moving there, so hopefully, in the next couple of years, I will have the good news that it has come to fruition.
I never got into the Uni there as I really had my hopes set to do. I have had to change my plans to be able to move and work there so it’s just a matter of putting off my teaching degree off for a few years. I could just move there without moving there for school, though if I do decide to continue on with my degree I would much prefer to do it there than here in Perth.
I’m having to redo one unit in my UniPrep Education Assistant Program as I failed one assignment and didn’t pass the second one with enough marks to make up for the failed one so I am having to redo the unit all over again. Education Assistants are otherwise known as Teaching Aides or TA’s in every other place but here in W.A, I’ve found.
I’ve also managed to get myself into the EA pool at the high school I myself attended and my younger sister is now attending. I actually received my employee number today which is a good sign for me so now it’s just a matter of time before I get a phone call. Unfortunately, as I have no experience I have to obviously start from the bottom so I am a casual EA which means I only get work when I receive a call which money wise is very frustrating luckily I have other ways of income and are still living with family even though I’m 23 years old.
I’m excited to get into it though, and I know that once I start working and become more experienced and reliable I will be put on the payroll as a permanent EA which at the moment is the goal!
Do you guys have any experience as an EA (TA) or experience with one as parent’s or as teachers? I would love to hear about them!