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Casual relief teachers (CRTs) – sometimes referred to as substitute teachers – are teachers who work in a casual, relief or emergency basis.

CRTs do not have a separate registration category, as they can hold either provisional or full registration. Depending on their qualifications and registration category, CRTs can work in school or early childhood services.


Teachers are not allowed to work in settings that do not fall within the scope of their registration type unless they hold dual registration. Visit the FAQs page to find out more.

Registration requirements and how to apply

All CRTs are bound by the same registration requirements as other teachers holding the same category of registration.

Useful Resource

Check out the Registration Evidence Checklist for more information on what evidence to provide when applying for registration with VIT.

Visit the Provisional registration and Full registration pages to find out more about these categories.


The VIT has no jurisdiction over workplace or employment matters. However, teachers wishing to undertake CRT work may find these links useful

Visit the How to register page to find out more. You can also find out more about the registration timeline on the How long does it take to register page.

Ongoing obligations

All teachers, regardless of their registration category, are required to meet certain obligations in order to maintain their registration.

For CRTs, these obligations are consistent with the provisional or full registration requirements.

Visit the Maintain my registration page to find out more.

CRT networks

CRT networks provide a great opportunity for teachers and early childhood teachers working in a casual relief, relief or emergency capacity to connect with a supportive and like-minded group of colleagues. These networks were originally established with the support of VIT and continue to operate on a voluntary basis around metropolitan and regional Victoria.

Click here for the list of CRT networks available across Victoria
Location Contacts Website
Ballarat Anna de Villiers   Ballarat CRT Network
Bendigo Joy Greenway   Bendigo CRT Network
Cardinia Wendy Talbot    
Casey Wendy Talbot    
Doncaster Julie Webster    
Keysborough Gaye Guest    
Kilmore Rachel Leben   Kilmore CRT Network
Mildura Nina Pascoe    
Rowville (Eastern) Heather Thompson   Rowville CRT Network
Shepparton Melinda Klock   Shepparton CRT Support Network
Somerville / Mornington Peninsula Wendy Talbot    
South Morang Clare Hallahan   South Morang & Surrounds CRT Support Network
South West Gippsland Wendy Talbot    
Traralgon (La Trobe Valley) Ian Conabere Karen Mackay Latrobe Valley CRT Network
Warragul Wendy Talbot    
Warrnambool Elizabeth Knight   Warrnambool CRT Support Network
Western metro / Pasco Vale North Betty Stergiopoulos    
Wimmera / Horsham Shayne Keenan   Horsham & Wimmera Teacher CRT Network
Wodonga Melinda Klock   Wodonga CRT Support Network
Yarra Valley Maria Rae   Yarra Valley CRT Network


We have compiled a range of useful information and resources, such as CRTPD, to assist with teacher registration requirements. Visit the Professional Learning page for the full list. 

Last updated: 06 Sep 2023

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