[quote=“JDM-086”]I completely understand what your saying and have no doubt that, that may be the case.
I just wanted to confirm if it is indeed legally possible
I have an employer that is quite keen to get me on board, however I was concerned if my qualifications weren’t enough to be legally accepted.
In conclusion I’m assuming that ‘yes’ my qualifications will be enough to legally obtain a work permit, I just may run into some technicalities, and having a keen employer will more than likely work in my favor?
The way I would frame it is that no your qualifications are not enough to get a work permit, but you may run into a technicality that allows you to get away with it. It’s not a technicality that they regularly practice turning people with your qualifications down. You are describing a degree in a specific field that has nothing to do with teaching and you have said you don’t have teaching experience. You have a TEFL, but not all of those are looked at equally. A class that you pay $300 online to take vs a class where you sit through lectures and get feedback on your teaching practice is not the same, and they do know the difference. From what information you have provided, you are not qualified for a work permit here.
As to the whole associate’s thing, people say it’s legal- but I don’t know of a reputable school (offering work permit/arc) that will hire someone without a Bachelor’s. I’m not trying to be harsh, just realistic. I see people coming and going every day who think they can get jobs here and they don’t . I have two friends with Bachelor’s, a TEFL, and one year teaching in Korea and they can’t get jobs-they’ve been here for weeks. You are under the qualifications the market is demanding and my guess is that if the school you mention isn’t attracting the super qualified candidates sitting here without jobs, it’s because there is something wrong.