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.
Registration requirements and how to apply
All CRTs are bound by the same registration requirements as other teachers holding the same category of registration.
The VIT has no jurisdiction over workplace or employment matters. However, teachers wishing to undertake CRT work may find these links useful
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 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.
Last updated: 06 Sep 2023