Casual teaching

Casual teaching

Casual teachers play an important role in schools, teaching students when their regular teacher is unavailable.

Casual, or relief, teaching refers to casual teaching work in a public school for less than 20 consecutive days. Individual schools are responsible for employing casual teachers, when required.

If you are interested in working with us as a casual teacher, please read the information below and submit your online application.


To teach in a Western Australian public school, including relief teaching, you must have a recognised tertiary teaching degree. Check the eligibility criteria to ensure you meet the requirements to teach in a Western Australian public school. All staff must have a Screening Clearance Number prior to starting work. 


Public schools are responsible for booking casual teachers. Check with your local school about their preferred process, including how you can let them know about your availability and if they accept resumes directly.


From July 2021, many public schools will be transitioning to a new centrally supported booking system for casual teaching staff.

To access this system and set up your profile you will need to apply to our new Casual Teacher Pool.

Please be aware you will be asked to provide information about your qualifications and eligibility to work before you are provided log in details for the new system.


Once you have been processed and accepted in to the Casual Teacher Pool you will receive your log in details and further information on how to access and set up your profile. You will now be eligible to work in over 800 public schools across the state and be able to personalise your profile to suit your location, availability and teaching preferences.

You can find out more about individual schools by visiting Schools Online.

For more information about our casual teaching process, join us at one of our online information sessions.

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