Maximising student engagement as a relief teacher

In this course you will

  • Be shown best practice student engagement strategies
  • Learn how to regain engagement in a class that has lost focus
  • Learn activities perfect for relief teachers that facilitate better engagement


So little time and so much desire to engage a class of students!

How does a relief teacher attain maximum engagement in the short time they often have with classes?

This course is here to help!

Whether it be fast starter activities to capture the student’s imagination and attention or ways to ‘bring a class back’ this course is full of engagement  tips and strategies suited to all ages and all situations..

Come and join us, share your stories, experiences and what’s worked and what hasn’t in your teaching experience.

Addressed Standards

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:  3.3, 3.5, & 4.1

This course contributes to 2 professional development hours.

Maximising student engagement as a relief teacher may be logged as 2 hours of NESA Elective PD. Suggested descriptors: 3.3.2, 3.5.2, 4.1.2

4.2 star average rating
(Based off 369 reviews)

“Lots of useful strategies. I liked that the presenter understood what a relief teacher goes through and I felt this gave me a boost in regard to my own teaching and professionalism.” – Teacher in WA

“Great course full of good tips. The real highlight for me was to be a part of this learning community as this often not the case as a casual teacher. I feel there is so much to learnt from listening to other professionals.” Teacher in NSW

“This was a good reminder of strategies I hadn’t used in a while, the importance of keeping your learning expectations separate from your behavioural expectations, that as a CRT you use the same teaching strategies that a classroom teacher does.” – 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.