||All year round, subject to school terms - you choose
your start and finish dates.
Some sports' availability
is subject to seasons.
4 weeks to 12 weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements
||No qualifications or experience required, but you
must be enthusiastic and have a very good knowledge of
sports. You should also be aged 18 or over.
Full Price List / Other
►Full pre-departure support and assistance,
►Payment Protection insurance
►Meeting you at the nearest airport
►Transfer to your accommodation
►Local in-country team support and backup
►24-hr emergency support.
►Certificate of Completion
What's not included
Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required),
Food, Transport to and from
your project, Return
transfer to airport.
Who can do
is open to all nationalities and all ages over 18.
gap years or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers,
career breakers, anyone interested in teaching or
working with children overseas while doing voluntary
work, teaching projects abroad, or study abroad.
Also available as a summer placement in Australia, short
breaks or for those wanting to do TEFL teaching.
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:
An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Australia and
you'll learn about the Aborigine culture that makes this country so
The enormous satisfaction of helping disadvantaged children and
knowing that you made a difference to them.
New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding
of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional
An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head
and shoulders above most others in the job market.
And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
You'll work closely with the children in small groups, as an
assistant teacher, to help them as much as possible. You'll also have
the opportunity to work one-to-one with the children to really give them
the attention they need. Many of the children's English is very poor, so
this is where you can make a real difference.
Class sizes vary between 10 and 15
children in each IEC class and you will be teaching children
between the ages of 4 and 12. The lessons you'll
teach generally last for 40 minutes and the school day runs from
around 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Your working day will be around 4
to 5 hours of teaching and preparing for your lessons.
The schools employ a number of
teachers to work in the IEC Centre who speak the children's
native language and this helps tremendously when the children
start to learn English.
As well as teaching English,
you'll be able to get involved in a number of other subjects
within the IEC Centre, such as:
- ... and possibly other academic subjects.
SCHOOL TERM TIMES AND PROJECT DATES:
This project runs during the school terms.
The school terms are as follows:
Term 1 Monday 3 February 2014 to Friday 11 April 2014
Term 2 Monday 28 April 2014 to Friday 4 July 2014
Term 3 Monday 21 July 2014 to Friday 26 September 2014
Term 4 Monday 13 October 2014 to Thursday 18 December 2014
Term 1 Monday 2 February - Thursday 2 April
Term 2 Monday 20 April - Friday 3 July
Term 3 Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September
Term 4 Monday 12 October - Thursday 17 December
School lessons last for 40 minutes and the school
day runs from around 8:45 - 2:45 pm. You'll spend about 4 to 5 hours a day helping the children at
do Teaching at the primary schools in Perth during Term 4
(Oct- Dec), your project may be disrupted for 2 weeks due to school swimming
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping me arrange my project
in Perth. I had such an amazing time and left with an unforgettable
experience. I'll definitely advise 'Travellers' to anybody hoping for a
similar opportunity and experience! I'm already planning my return to
Australia after I finish University! Thank you again!"
The class were asked what they knew about
'Miss Lauren' - one of our volunteers. This was their answer...
Your accommodation is located in the CBD (Central Business District) of Perth, Western
Australia. Therefore you are very central, close to the main train station
and shopping district.
You'll live in a centrally
located lodge that is
friendly and relaxing, making it ideal for long term stays. You'll most
own room, but will share a bathroom with others on your floor. There is an
excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to
here to visit the Lodges' website for more information.
Entertainment at the Lodge currently includes a pool table, cheap internet
access, arcade machines and cable TV (Foxtel), to name a few, but with all
the sunshine Perth has, you’ll be out and about enjoying the many outdoor
activities! You are literally a stroll from the Swan River and free CBD
transport. Trains and buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to
Fremantle, King’s Park or to the many other things to do in the region!
The city centre
boasts great shopping, restaurants and pubs or you can head over to Northbridge for
more pubs, nightclubs and multicultural cuisine. You'll get to work via bus,
which stops outside your accommodation.
is not included in this project so you should budget for meals. We feel that
a good guide would be a weekly budget
of around AUD$70
Got any questions? Please email us:
REQUIREMENTS: WORKING WITH CHILDREN'S CHECKS & POLICE CHECKS:
As part of the law in Western Australia, it is compulsory
for all volunteers who work with children to undergo a Working With
Children's Check (WCC). It is also compulsory for volunteers who
work in schools to undergo a police check. These checks are done to ensure the safety of children in
The checks are a simple process and we will provide you
with all the details of what identity you need to take with you.
On your arrival in Perth, our Australia manager will complete the checks
with you and take you through the process. As soon as you have
registered, you'll be allowed to start working with children.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN
YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT:
Once you have applied for a placement, we'll
contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on
details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have
access to all the documentation and information which we've put
together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your
Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you
throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on
your placement and on your return home.
The documents you'll have access to also include a Country
Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on
your particular programme (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment
Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we
can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.
As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is
different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the
most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in
Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in
all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this
On Arrival, your Introduction to the Country: When you arrive you will be welcomed by a member of our
will take you to your accommodation and introduce you to everyone. During your first few days you'll be given an induction so that you can learn
about the country and its culture, as well as other useful information, like how
to use the transport system, banks, safety issues, tipping, and lots more.
While on your placements, you can also book some
Optional Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience.
project can also be combined with any of our other projects in Australia, or
you could even do a second project in a different region of the country - or
perhaps New Zealand - thus
doubling your adventure and enjoyment!
LOCATION, EXPLORING AND SIGHTSEEING:
The best advice you'll get from us
is to try to see some of the country while you're
there. It's big (huge!) and each different region is exciting
and very, very beautiful.
A little about Perth: Perth was built on the
banks of the magnificent Swan River over 150 years ago and is now a city
rich in culture and filled with theatres, art galleries and museums.
The city is modern and vibrant - a fun, friendly and 'laid back' place, with
clear skies and a sunny climate. Western Australia is locally known as the
'state of excitement!'
Some of its more famous attractions include
Kings Park, Scarborough Beach, Fremantle and the Swan River.
Fremantle (or as the local’s call it, ‘Freo’) is the city’s port and is
rich in history. At weekends you will find
entertainment and plenty of alfresco style cafes to laze in.
restaurants to suit all tastes - the most popular cuisine is of course the
great Australian BBQ. Barbeque facilities are abundant in local parks - take
your own food and cook up a feast, Australian style! For meals in local
restaurants, a trip to Perth's inner city centre is well worth the effort -
it bustles with activity and offers a range of choices of restaurants.
THE BEST OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Courtesy of Western Australia Tourism -
Fremantle - Spend a few days in Fremantle is an absolute must. Just
a 30 minute drive from Perth's city centre. Freo, as it's known by
locals is a vibrant port city you can't miss.
Rottnest Island - Just offshore from Perth, Rottnest Island is where
the locals go to swim at white-sand beaches, snorkel in turquoise water
over shipwrecks, or kick back and go fishing. Rotto, as it's called
locally, is a car-free zone, which adds to its relaxed feel.
Margaret River - No trip to Western Australia is complete
without a pit stop at Margaret River. Originally a chilled out
surfie town, Margaret River has evolved into the ultimate
smorgasbord of good food, fine wine and spectacular scenery - just a
three-and-a-half hour drive south of Perth.
Albany - Prepare to be blown away by Albany's dramatic convict
history, set against a backdrop of rugged granite coastline, green seas
and a wild beauty that tugs at the heartstrings. Step back in time and
explore convict jails, old taverns, whaling ships and settlers' cottages
and grand National Trust homes in beautifully landscaped grounds.
Denmark - You'll fall in love with Denmark - where towering tall
trees meet the ocean. The town has a relaxed village atmosphere,
romantic timber milling history and incredible coastal scenery.
Ningaloo Reef - Take a dive with hundreds of tropical fish,
amazing coral formations and the world's biggest fish, the whale shark,
at unspoilt Ningaloo Reef.
Monkey Mia - Monkey Mia is one of Western Australia's most famous
dolphin watching destinations.
- The Shark Bay World Heritage Area was Western Australia's first World
Heritage Listed site and one of only 16 Australia wide that fit all four
selection criteria. Shark Bay's wilderness and natural wonders make for
a unique holiday.
The Pinnacles - The extraordinary ancient rock formations that
make up the Pinnacles are located about a three-hour drive north of
Perth near the coastal town of Cervantes.
Kalgoorlie - Get ready for a heady trip to Kalgoorlie, Western
Australia's largest goldfields town famed for its fascinating gold rush
history, fabulous old buildings and old gold miners' ghost towns.
Esperance - For squeaky-white beaches, getting off the beaten
track and bunking down under the stars, head south to Esperance. This
place is so relaxed even the kangaroos sun bake on the beach.
The cosmopolitan city of Bunbury, just two hours drive south of Perth,
is located on a spectacular peninsular surrounded by blue waters of the
Indian Ocean, Koombana Bay and the Leschenault Inlet.
To read about Travel arrangements and what happens when you
arrive in your new country, please
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