Casual relief or emergency teachers (CRTs) undertake approximately 10-15% of a learner’s education. Many of Victoria’s beginning teachers are working as CRTs; this can limit their opportunities to undertake an inquiry into their practice in order to move to (full) registration.
The VIT (full) registration process gives assurance that all (fully) registered teachers are able to meet appropriate standards of practice. In order to move from provisional to (full) registration, a provisionally registered teacher (PRT) needs the support of a school or early childhood service.
Tips on how employers can support their regularly employed CRTs
- Offer an extended period of employment where possible
- Connect the CRT with a VIT trained mentor or experienced colleague
- Allow the CRT access to learner management systems such as Compass or Synergetic
- Allow the CRT to accompany other teachers to parent teacher interviews
- Invite the CRT to attend after school professional development
- Offer the CRT the ability to present to a workplace panel in your school or service.
The process of moving to (full) registration is the same for all teachers. VIT has developed a CRT companion guide to provide additional information to CRTs and the workplaces supporting them.