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yaramaz



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm currently at RMIT if anyone wants to message me for info. I'm happy here.
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meyanga



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does RMIT pay an education allowance for children's education? What about housing allowance?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yaramaz wrote:
I'm currently at RMIT if anyone wants to message me for info. I'm happy here.


What is RMIT's current pay scale? Do they offer more for more experience/qualifications or is it a flat rate which increases with seniority? Also do they have full-time salaried positions available for lead teachers or foreign managers?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ExpatLuke wrote:
yaramaz wrote:
I'm currently at RMIT if anyone wants to message me for info. I'm happy here.


What is RMIT's current pay scale? Do they offer more for more experience/qualifications or is it a flat rate which increases with seniority? Also do they have full-time salaried positions available for lead teachers or foreign managers?


Last I heard RMIT English teachers get worse packages than similar ranking RMIT subject teachers, and a lot of English teachers are part-time. But the location is Saigon pretty good.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BenE wrote:
Watch out for the main interviewer up in Hanoi. He likes to ask some tough questions and expects some sharp answers. Don't expect a job to drop in your lap just because you get to the interview stage.


Wink (don't mess with my stand again) Wink


Seems a bit ridiculous considering what they are offering. Also, Hanoi doesn't appeal other than a place to visit, plus the climate is pretty lousy.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are full time and part time hourly positions. I started out part time and was moved to full time recently. Took me a bit over a year; some have moved more quickly. It's based on a balance of X full time to Y part time staff. The Saigon campus has a lot of teachers so there's enough turnover that things move. Hanoi not so much. Pay is on a scale. I'm at the top of my current scale until I finish my MA (basically degree plus CELTA plus X number of years in EAP). The pay is good, especially for comparable gigs around Asia. Not as good as it used to be, from what I understand, but I also understand that the old scale was financially insane (people with CELTAs getting $70k for 'coordinator' positions).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Note: by full time, I mean salaried. Part time is hourly. A bunch of part time teachers (13) just got bumped up to full time salaried at the new year. This also brings full paid holiday time, sick days, international health insurance. Everyone gets a work/residence permit anyway, so no change there.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Yaramaz,

If someone were interested in going the route you went - part time into full time eventually, how would you recommend they do that re: visas? Show up on a tourist visa, apply, interview, and then if accepted, apply for the work visa (from Cambodia or China, for instance)?

I know that Vietnam expects a lot of paperwork, but I imagine one could get the ball rolling on that before applying/arriving in Vietnam.

Thanks in advance!

CSM
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good question and I really have no idea. The rules here are opaque and always changing. We came in on tourist visas for my husband's first job, which they converted into a work permit for him and residence permits for me and our son. I wasn't working for the first year we were here (looked after baby, etc), so when I was hired by RMIT, I was on a spousal visa. They converted it, but (in 2015) the government made a new law saying that if you change visas (spouse to work, or even between jobs) you have to leave and re-enter. Had to get out stuff done in Bangkok and it was HARD. I think they're able to get the work permits sorted out from here, but don't know if the teachers they're bringing in had tourist or other visas before. All I know is that they definitely get EVERYONE a work permit before they start, which is pretty good over here.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also- the application-interview-visa process took forever. I applied in February 2015, interviewed in May, got the offer in maybe late June, and was only able to get the visa stuff sorted by the 7th of Sept (I remember that because it was a mad scramble to get everything done before the term started).
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Sudz



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have an MA TESOL, is the CELTA necessary?

Also, are there usually contract limits? I'm currently liking it in Japan, but unfortunately a lot of private schools/universities will hire a new teacher after 3 years in order to not give them a permanent position/tenure.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure about quals- I think that may be more up to the government's requirements for work permits. There's no time limit, I think- we have teachers who have been here 8+ years.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool. Regarding work permits, last time I was there, any TESOL certificate would suffice.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the answers, Yaramaz!
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