15 Oct 2018

Overseas teacher plan risks 'conveyor belt' staff - teachers

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 15 October 2018

Teachers say the government's plan to recruit from overseas to deal with the chronic shortage risks creating a conveyor belt of teachers without increasing the supply. The government has increased its recruitment budget from 29 and a half milion dollarsto 40 million in a bid to get more teachers in classrooms and upped its target for recruiting overseas teachers from 400 to 900. The immigration department has emailed 6 thousand overseas teachers who've registered an interest in working here. Kate Gudsell reports.