Intro to relief teaching for graduates

In this FREE course you will

  • Increase your chances of getting relief teaching work
  • Make yourself as attractive as possible for long term appointments
  • Prepare for your first days in the classroom


The vast majority of graduating teachers will start out searching for relief teaching work on their pathway to securing a permanent position.

Relief teaching should be enjoyable, challenging and is a flexible and less admin heavy way to commence your teaching career.

In this course you will learn ‘real world’ tips that will be invaluable in assisting you to secure your first days of work, put yourself in the frame for long term contracts and be the best, most employable teacher possible.

Join our expert presenter and collaborate with fellow graduates in this very popular course.

Addressed Standards

This course is not NESA accredited. Teachers completing this course will not be at the maintenance level of accreditation that NESA provides.

Those teachers at maintenance level with NESA are most welcome to complete the course and use it towards ‘Teacher Identified PD’

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:   6.2 & 7.2

4.2 star average rating
(Based off 367 reviews)

“Easy to follow and very informative and helpful advice for relief teachers. Mel, the presenter has a lovely way of teaching and covering important points which I have found extremely useful as I go out and embark on my relief teaching journey with confidence! I also love the Support Booklet loaded with amazing information. Thank you so much!”Teacher in WA

“Loads of really useful information about how to be a good relief teacher. A great reframing of the role and importance of relief teachers. And Mel was fantastic.”Teacher in NSW

“The presenter had experience as a teacher for sometime and so was knowledgeable on this topic. The content was well planned and provisions were made to encourage interactions and feedback.” – Teacher in NSW

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.