Creating a highly effective relief teacher bag of tricks

This course shows you how to

  • Create a populate an effective and resourceful Bag of Tricks
  • Use your Bag of Tricks to support your career as well as your classroom teaching
  • Create relief teacher specific lesson plans for your Bag of Tricks that oversome many of the challenges that many relief teachers face


In Mel’s third course for the Relief Teacher Association, this one sees her taking us on a tour of our relief teaching “Bag of Tricks”.  We’ll be taken step by step through some Bag of Tricks basics as well as look at populating it in an engaging way; up to and including creating engaging lessons that we can use time and time again in multiple classrooms with resounding success. 

Never fear absent lesson plans again!

Join in with Mel as she explores concepts and practicalities that will have you getting more out of your Bag of Tricks than ever before.


Addressed Standards

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 3.4, 3.2 and 4.1

This course contributes to 2 professional development hours.

Creating a highly effective relief teacher bag of tricks may be logged as 2 hours of NESA Elective PD. Suggested descriptors: 3.2.2, 3.4.2, 4.1.2

4.3 star average rating
(Based off 451 reviews)

“This was one of the most practical and useful PDs ever! It was great to get so many fantastic ideas that I could actually use the in classroom straight away! Thank you so much :D”Teacher in NSW

“If CRTs do only one course this is the course they should do. I have been teaching for 38 years the last 6 as a CRT. I was able to take away so much from this course. Mel is a great presenter. Well done”Teacher in VIC

“This course has helped me visualise exactly how to organise myself in order to be the most effective relief teacher possible.  As a graduate teacher it has also given me a great foundation for starting in my own classroom next year.  The presentations and ideas were fantastic and being able to link into the brain trust of the wider community was invaluable. Many Thanks.” – Teacher in QLD

The Relief Teacher Association offers over 80 hours of online PD to do at your own pace. To access the professional development on offer, simply create a ClassCover profile and upgrade to a Relief Teacher Association membership for only $99 a year. Our courses are recognised Australia wide. Learn more.

ClassCover connects relief teachers with local schools to get booked for relief teaching work or apply for full-time, part-time and contact roles in schools. By creating a ClassCover profile to access our teacher PD, you can choose whether you would like to be found by schools for relief teacher bookings, apply for jobs or simply access our PD on offer only. Learn more.