Positions sometimes need to be temporarily filled for various reasons, such as declining enrolments, curriculum changes, or the absence of a permanent teacher.
Sure, your job is difficult. Sure, the rates of burnout for teachers are unreasonably high. But don’t you get paid for the holidays?
Schools withhold income tax like any other employer. As a relief teacher, you will be paying tax according to the Australian Resident Tax Rates.
I started my teaching career exactly where most people do – utterly unsure of what to do, what I wanted, or how to get started.
Relief teaching can be tricky. It has wonderful moments (like going home and not needing to mark workbooks all night), but sometimes you want something more.
With the number of names that you need to remember (and how little time you have to learn them), you need a solid strategy in place to help you.
These strategies will take 30 seconds either in your lesson or after. They may just be the best 30 seconds you can spend to support your students.
If you are a relief teacher in a public Tasmanian school, you will earn between $35.55 and $58.66 per hour depending on your level of training and experience.
Casual relief teachers working in NSW public schools will be paid between $381.41 and $460.01 per day from the beginning of 2022, depending on your tier.