Casual relief teachers
CRTs play a critical role in education by ensuring that schools are able to provide continuity of programs and teaching.
The Institute is committed to supporting CRTs and has the following strategies in place to provide professional learning which supports the requirement for full registration.
Networks are being established across Victoria where there is interest from CRTs. They provide an avenue for teachers to meet regularly to share information and gain knowledge. They are not employment agencies and meet for professional learning only.
Currently CRT networks are operating in a range of regional locations. If you wish to join one of these networks please contact the relevant coordinator.
All schools in Victoria are encouraged to invite and include CRTs in their planning for professional development.
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CRTs applying for full registration
CRTs wishing to apply for full registration need to seek the agreement of a principal to undertake the recommendation process.
Full details are available from the supporting provisionally registered teachers website.
Resources for casual relief teachers
Useful information on professional learning for the purposes of renewal of registration including some handy hints and suggestions for sourcing professional learning.
Professional Learning (PDF - 370 KB)
Assessment Professional Learning Modules
DEECD Casual Relief Teachers Support Initiative
Keeping records of professional development activities for CRTs (Word -72 KB)
The Digest - The Digest is prepared for the Institute by the Australian Council for Educational Research, and will be published periodically. Each digest focuses on a single topic, and provides a review of key messages from current research.
The Professional Identity of relief teachers (PDF - 73 KB)
The international teacher refresher program
The International Teacher Refresher Program at Homesglen is a three month full-time course that provides participants with an understanding of the context, culture and pedagogy that is used with in Victorian government schools.
More information on the Holmesglen website
International Teacher Refresher program (PDF - 129 KB)
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