Flexible work options

We support flexible work practices and provide options for our teachers for assistance with balancing the demands of professional and personal life, and to promote the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Some of these options include:

  • part-time work – employees work less than the prescribed full-time weekly hours
  • job sharing – the sharing of duties and responsibilities of one position between 2 employees
  • deferred salary scheme – allows permanent state school teachers to defer part of their annual salary over 4 years. The deferred salary is paid to an employee during the fifth year while they access a pre-approved period of sabbatical leave.

For more information on policies and procedures in place to support flexible work arrangements, visit Flexible Work.

Other employment

Separate to flexible work, teachers may undertake different types of employment.

  • Temporary teachers generally fill vacancies left by permanent employees taking leave. Temporary or contract teachers generally work for periods of at least 5 days in a full or part-time capacity. View a list of our current teaching vacancies.
  • 'Relief', 'supply' or 'replacement' or 'TRACER' 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. 
Last updated 05 March 2019

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