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CELTA Courses in Australia

The Cambridge CELTA is the most highly recognised TEFL course worldwide. Find out information on course dates and fees for the CELTA TEFL course in Australia.

CELTA Courses in New Zealand

The Cambridge CELTA is the most highly recognised TEFL course worldwide. Find out information on course dates and fees for the CELTA TEFL course in New Zealand.

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Oceania Summary

From the long, pristine stretches of beach in Australia to its red centre, and the high, snowy mountain peaks of New Zealand, streaked by pale blue rivers and green lowlands, Oceania is the smallest and most sparse region to teach English. There’s something for nature lovers and city dwellers alike; and while the cost of living can be high, the salaries are usually higher. These far-off islands are the perfect place to start, or advance, your TEFL career, in a modern, multicultural environment. Oceania also incorporates Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific Islands.


Teaching Life in Oceania

Salary Expectations Salaries for teachers in the larger Oceanic countries are typically high; an ESL teacher in a major Australian or New Zealand city can earn up to $50 an hour, and some full-time, contracted teachers in the public system make around $50,000 a year. In the smaller islands, salaries are lower, but so too is the cost of living. The quality of life, however, is high!
Accommodation Costs Housing is not normally included in teaching contracts in Australia and New Zealand, however you can expect to make more than enough to cover the weekly rent. It’s typical to find volunteering or residency programs in the Pacific Islands, however, where you’ll often be provided accommodation.
Working Hours Teachers in Oceania can expect to work up to 35 hours full-time, with around 20 of those spent in the classroom. Paid leave in Oceania is usually calculated depending on the hours you work per week, but most teachers can expect around four weeks per year.
Food and Drink Food across Oceania is vibrant and varied; from ‘English-style’ foods such as fish and chips and meat pies, to more Asian-influenced cuisine, like spicy Thai curries and Vietnamese Laksas, there’s a huge variety for foodies to savour. The coastal location of Oceanic countries means there’s always fresh seafood on offer, copious amounts recently-picked tropical fruits, and top-quality, affordable vegetables and meat.


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Teaching English in Australia

Is Australia the next best place to teach English?

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the booming English teaching destinations are being forged in Asia and the Middle East, from Singapore and Taiwan, to Dubai and Saudi Arabia. Formerly developing countries now with burgeoning middle classes, and a growing demand for fluency in the lingua franca. So it may come as a surprise to learn that Australia – a far-away country with English as its dominant language – is rising in the stakes as a teaching travel destination.

Teaching English in New Zealand

New Zealand: A Colourful Tapestry of Career Opportunity

Looking out over the ocean from New Zealand’s east coast you get the sensation that you’re perched on a wild frontier. Between here and South America lies nothing but water and a few, scattered Pacific islands. From the bustling European, Asian and American metropolises in the Northern Hemisphere, this is about as far as you can get.