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Types of employment

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Access our varied employment opportunities

Before you submit your application to teach with us, you might want to explore the types of employment on offer in our schools.

One of the benefits of teaching is your ability to travel and experience different teaching environments. So, if you like to mix things up or want to be considered for all opportunities while you wait for a permanent role, check out these alternative employment options:

  • Temporary or contract teachers often fill vacancies left by permanent employees taking leave. They generally work for periods of at least five days in a full or part-time capacity. You’ll need to let us know on your application form if you want to be considered so we can contact you directly about suitable roles. Note that some long-term temporary roles may also be advertised on SmartJobs – learn more about our current vacancies and how to apply.
  • Casual or replacement teachers (sometimes referred to as supply teachers) can be engaged for a minimum of 2 hours to a maximum of 5 hours per day, usually during the absence of a teacher. If you indicate a preference for teaching in a casual and/or temporary capacity on your application for teacher employment, you will be automatically considered for these opportunities. Our TRACER (Teacher Relief and Contract Employment Register) team will provide you with information about how to get started as a casual teacher.

There’s something for everyone when you teach with us.

How to apply for temporary and casual jobs

If you want to be considered for casual and/or temporary roles, let us know by ticking the temporary and/or casual options on your application for teacher employment. You can apply to work as a teacher in our state schools at any time, as our teacher recruitment pool remains open all year.

If you’ve already submitted application, you can update your preferences by contacting the Teacher Applicant Centre.


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Last updated 09 September 2019