Casual relief teacher pay rates in Tasmania.

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Summary:

Public school relief teacher pay rates.

If you are a relief teacher in a public Tasmanian school, you will earn between $35.55 and $58.66 per hour as of 2022, depending on your level of training and experience. 

Tasmania has a lot more pay tiers than any other state in Australia, so click on the links below to skip to the tables outlining the exact pay rates:

Relief Teacher (Uncertified)

Relief Teacher (Specialist VET Teacher)

Relief Teacher (2 Year Trained)

Relief Teacher (3 Year Trained)

Relief Teacher (4 Year Trained)

Relief Teacher (5 Year Trained)

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The number of years trained refers to the length of your cumulative degrees that go towards your teaching certification. If you only completed a 3-year teaching degree, then you will be “3 Year Trained”. If you completed a 3-year degree in a related field and then a 2-year teaching degree, you would be considered “5 Year Trained”.

A Tasmanian relief teacher is looking at his first payslip on his phone and smiling.

Any teacher working in a TAS public school will not be able to go past Level 9 on any of these pay scales without moving to full teacher’s registration. All teachers are placed on Band 1; the other bands indicate leadership or higher positions.

Relief teachers will move up the levels in the pay scale based on the time that they have been teaching. Each level indicates another 200 working days in a school. The level you start on will depend on the years trained.

Catholic school relief teacher pay rates.

If you’re working as a relief teacher in TAS Catholic schools, your pay rate is a bit easier to figure out. The Catholic Education Office states that relief teachers will be paid a daily rate or an hourly rate depending on how long they have worked in a day. They will be paid for a minimum of four hours in a day, and if it is over 5 hours they will be paid a daily rate. 

What this rate is will depend on your Level. Just as with the public system, you will go up one level for every 200 days that you’ve worked as a teacher:

LevelHourly rateDaily rate
1$59.245$296.225
2$61.202$306.01
3$62.972$314.86
4$64.827$324.135
5$68.159$340.795
6$71.671$358.355
7$75.36$376.8
8$79.249$396.245
9$83.328$416.64
10$87.569$437.845
11$91.634$458.17
12$96.233$481.165
13$97.763$488.815
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Independent school relief teacher pay rates.

Independent schools in Tasmania will set their own pay rates. If you are a relief teacher who is thinking about working in an Independent school, you will need to contact the school directly to find out how much you would be paid.

Do the pay rates for TAS relief teachers increase?

Catholic Education Tasmania has said that their incremental percentage increase will follow the public system unless otherwise specified. In both the Catholic and Public school systems, you will go up a Level every year until you hit a certain level. You may also see an increase every year as a percentage as outlined in the Award or Enterprise agreement.

How do the pay rates for relief teachers in TAS compare to elsewhere in Australia?

Click on the below links to find out how relief teachers are paid in other states and territories around Australia:

WA

SA

VIC

NT

QLD

ACT

NSW


DescriptionPay per hour
Relief Teacher (Uncertificated) Band 1 Level 1$35.548898 
Relief Teacher (Uncertificated) Band 1 Level 2$36.664832 
Relief Teacher (Uncertificated) Band 1 Level 3$37.785711 
Relief Teacher (Uncertificated) Band 1 Level 4$38.897799
Relief Teacher (Uncertificated) Band 1 Level 5$40.897799 
Relief Teacher (Uncertificated) Band 1 Level 6$43.005491 
Relief Teacher (Uncertificated) Band 1 Level 7$45.219227 

DescriptionPay per hour
Relief Specialist VET Teacher Band 1 Level 1$36.664832 
Relief Specialist VET Teacher Band 1 Level 2$37.785711 
Relief Specialist VET Teacher Band 1 Level 3$38.897799
Relief Specialist VET Teacher Band 1 Level 4$40.897799 
Relief Specialist VET Teacher Band 1 Level 5$43.005491 
Relief Specialist VET Teacher Band 1 Level 6$45.218677
Relief Specialist VET Teacher Band 1 Level 7$47.551644 
Relief Specialist VET Teacher Band 1 Level 8$49.999995 
Relief Specialist VET Teacher Band 1 Level 9$52.545050 
Relief Specialist VET Teacher Band 1 Level 10$54.984061
Relief Specialist VET Teacher Band 1 Level 11$57.743951 

DescriptionPay per hour
Relief Teacher (2 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 1$35.548898
Relief Teacher (2 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 2$36.664832 
Relief Teacher (2 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 3$37.785711 
Relief Teacher (2 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 4$38.897799 
Relief Teacher (2 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 5$40.897799 
Relief Teacher (2 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 6$43.005491 
Relief Teacher (2 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 7$45.219227 

DescriptionPay per hour
Relief Teacher (3 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 1$35.548898 
Relief Teacher (3 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 2$36.664832 
Relief Teacher (3 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 3$37.785711
Relief Teacher (3 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 4$38.897799
Relief Teacher (3 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 5$40.897799 
Relief Teacher (3 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 6$43.005491 
Relief Teacher (3 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 7$45.219227
Relief Teacher (3 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 8$47.551644 
Relief Teacher (3 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 9$49.999995 
Relief Teacher (3 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 10$52.545050 
Relief Teacher (3 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 11$54.984061 
Relief Teacher (3 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 12$57.743951 
Relief Teacher (3 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 13$58.661533 

DescriptionPay per hour
Relief Teacher (4 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 4 $38.897799 
Relief Teacher (4 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 5$40.897799 
Relief Teacher (4 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 6$43.005491 
Relief Teacher (4 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 7$45.219227 
Relief Teacher (4 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 8$47.551644 
Relief Teacher (4 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 9$49.999995 
Relief Teacher (4 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 10$52.545050 
Relief Teacher (4 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 11$54.984061 
Relief Teacher (4 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 12$57.743951 
Relief Teacher (4 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 13$58.661533 

DescriptionPay per hour
Relief Teacher (5 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 5$40.897799 
Relief Teacher (5 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 7$45.219227
Relief Teacher (5 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 8$47.551644 
Relief Teacher (5 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 10$52.545050 
Relief Teacher (5 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 11$54.984061 
Relief Teacher (5 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 12$57.743951 
Relief Teacher (5 Year Trained) Band 1 Level 13$58.661533 

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