What is the Relief Teacher Pay Rate in VIC?

How much do relief teachers get paid in VIC public schools?

If you are a relief teacher in Melbourne or Victoria and are working for the Department of Education, you will get paid at an hourly rate. The pay rate for a beginning casual relief teacher in VIC in 2022 is $66.85 per hour

As a casual relief teacher, you will be paid a minimum of three hours at a time. Relief teachers in Victoria also have a maximum daily rate of $401.12 per day, which equates to 6 hours of work. If you work more than 6 hours a day as a casual relief teacher in a school, you will not get paid for these additional hours.

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Every year, the pay rate for casual relief teachers will increase twice; once at the beginning of the calendar year, and once at the beginning of the financial year. The increase in pay rate for Victorian casual relief teachers for the next few years is in the table below:

Effective from:Pay per hour:Maximum daily rate:
The pay rates for casual relief teachers in VIC.
Source: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/employcond/Pages/salaries.aspx

In many public school systems around Australia, casual relief teachers will also get an automatic annual pay increase as teachers become more experienced. While classroom teachers move up these annual pay tiers in the Victorian public school system, relief teachers do not. As a casual relief teacher, you will only receive the one pay increase every year.

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How much do Victorian relief teachers get paid in Catholic schools?

In Victorian Catholic schools, you will also get paid an hourly and maximum daily rate. Emergency relief teachers working for CECV will be paid $63.86 per hour as of 2022 or a maximum of $383.13 per day. This rate is the same regardless of whether you have just started teaching or have been teaching for thirty years. 

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CECV is currently in the process of Enterprise Bargaining, which means that there will be a new Catholic Education Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2022. This has not been finalised yet, so ongoing increases in pay rate have not been determined. The pay increases over the last few years can be found in the table below:

Effective dateHourly rateMaximum daily rate
Pay rates for relief teachers working for CECV.
Source: https://www.cecv.catholic.edu.au/Industrial-Relations/Policies-and-Guidelines/Implementation-Guides

What are the relief teacher pay rates in VIC Independent schools?

Every Independent school in Victoria is able to choose their own pay rates for both classroom teachers and relief teachers. This means that the pay rate for casual relief teachers in Independent schools will depend on exactly which school you are working at.

See more: How to Make Sure You Get Paid as a Relief Teacher

A teacher is holding up two stacks of coins, comparing the pay rates for relief teachers in different schools in Melbourne.

If you are thinking of working as a casual relief teacher in an Independent school, you will need to call or email the school to ask what their pay rates are.

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Do the pay rates for Victorian relief teachers increase?

In both the Catholic and public education systems in VIC, your pay as a relief teacher will increase twice every year. The dates that you pay will increase depend on whether you are working in Catholic or public schools.

Unlike classroom teachers, the relief teacher pay rates do not increase with experience in either the Catholic or public school system.

As with the current pay rates, any increases in pay rates for relief teachers working in Independent schools will depend on each individual school.

See more: Do Relief Teachers Need to Bring Their Own Device?

How do the pay rates for relief teachers in VIC compare to other states in Australia?

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

For more information about the relief teacher pay rates in other states in Australia, check out this page.

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