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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 the following link 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
Ballarat Anna de Villiers
Bendigo Joy Greenway
Cardinia Wendy Talbot
Casey Wendy Talbot
Doncaster Julie Webster
Keysborough Gaye Guest
Kilmore Rachel Leben
Mildura Nina Pascoe
Rowville (Eastern) Heather Thompson
Shepparton Melinda Klock
Somerville / Mornington Peninsula Wendy Talbot
South Morang Clare Hallahan
South West Gippsland Wendy Talbot
Warragul Wendy Talbot
Warrnambool Elizabeth Knight
Western metro / Pasco Vale North Betty Stergiopoulos
Wimmera / Horsham Shayne Keenan
Wodonga Melinda Klock
Yarra Valley Maria Rae


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: 30 May 2024

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