The Relief teacher Association offers relief teachers a chance to access quality accredited PD at a fraction of the price you would pay elsewhere.
A Relief Teacher Association membership will give you access to over 80 hours of accredited PD courses plus MORE. Join over 6,600 teachers learning and collaborating in our popular courses - all at their own pace online.
The courses below are just a sneak peek of what we have on offer.
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Free PD Courses
Effective Use of Interactive Whiteboards
Expand your knowledge of the Interactive Whiteboard with this course presented by Susan Burke. Learn activities that engage students whilst best integrating the IWB into your lessons.
Intro to Relief Teaching for Graduates
In this course Mel Lichnovsky-Klock dicusses how to increase your chances of getting relief teaching work and how to best prepare yourself for your first days in the classroom.
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Literacy Activities on the Interactive Whiteboard
Bring your literacy lessons to life with this course presented by Susan Burke. Susab explains activities, lesson strategies and concepts that will have you getting more out to the IWB than ever before.
Positive Behaviour Management Strategies
In this course Hilary Nunns explores the many aspects of behaviour and walks you through strategies and tips on how to prepare your class to be one where good behaviour flourishes and flash points are addressed preemptively and quickly.
Behaviour Management for Relief Teachers
After completing this course presented by Bob Brandis you will have better options, more effective strategies and more competent skills to handle disruptive students in your classrooms.
Autism Awareness Part 1: Adapting Lessons & Learning
Presented by Karina Barley in this course you will learn the critical elements of autism awareness, sensory issues & varied learning types and develop strategies for the classroom.
Autism Awareness Part 2: Managing Students with Autism
Presented by Karina Barley in this course you will learn how to build rapport quickly with students on the Autism Spectrum, what not to do with children on the Autism Spectrum, and behaviour management and strategies.
K-6 Numeracy Strategies & Activities
Presented by Sandra Rowan in this course you will develop your teaching repertoire in the area of Numeracy - with minimal preparation and utilising a single resource to deliver multiple Numeracy concepts.
Understanding & Maintaining your Wellbeing as a Teacher
Presented by Daniela Falecki this course will help you to monitor and constantly improve your wellbeing. Receive ideas on how to begin integrating wellbeing into your classroom and across other school programs.
Smartphones & Tablets in the Classroom Part 1
Karina Barley discusses how to transform your smartphone and / or tablet into a valuable learning tool. You will improve your confidence with mobile technology.
Smartphones & Tablets in the Classroom Part 2
In thiss course; presented by Karina Barley you will learn about the best apps, technological tools software that can be integrated into the classroom using a smartphone or tablet.
Behaviour Management with a High School Focus
Managing student behaviour in secondary schools is a challenge for all relief teachers at times. In this course, Emma Watson will give you a repertoire of behaviour management strategies to call upon tailor made to the secondary school relief teaching classroom.
Yrs 7-8 Literacy Strategies & Activities
Presented by Anna Bennett learn how to create and source excellent Literacy resources, teach engaging Literacy based lessons with minimal preparation and how to build Literacy into various aspects of your teaching.
Yrs 7-10 Geography Activities & Strategies
Presented by Jessica David this course will equip you with a broad array of Geography topics and appropriate activities, resources and strategies that can be used at any time in a relief teaching context.
Teach Music Now with Tom Benjamin
Presented by Tom Benjamin; in this course regardless of your musical capabilities or experience will give you the skills to teach and enjoy music in your classroom through a revolutionary new technique allowing you to teach music with confidence.
Yrs 7-10 History Activities & Strategies
Presented by Sara Korman this course will assist you in creating and sourcing excellent History resources, teaching engaging History lessons with minimal preparation, and building your knowledge in the History subject area.
Antidote to Boring Lessons with Vikki Grant
Vikki Grant - 2014 Teacher of the Year will help you bring an enhanced energy and engagement into your classroom. You will be able to connect with your classroom and maintain engagement.
Maximising Student Engagement as a Relief Teacher
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.
K-6 Literacy - Setting your Students up for Success
This course uses visual and hands-on resources allowing teachers to explore and overcome some of the challenges students face in their journey towards becoming literate.
How To Build Rapport Quickly In The Classroom
Rapport is one of the most powerful skills a teacher can have in their toolbox. Presented by Vikki Grant this course will provide you with 12 strategies that you can immediately implement to build rapport with your students.
Super 6 Literacy Activities for all KLAs
In this course you will be shown the building blocks for creating excellent literacy activities using the Super 6 Strategies and how to best deliver them for maximum engagement.
Providing Valuable Assessment & Feedback
In this course, presented by Vikki Grant, you will learn formative and summative assessment techniques that you can implement in a relief teaching setting as well as common signs to look for as markers of understanding.
Numeracy Activities on the Interactive Whiteboard
Learn how to enhance your numeracy lessons with the IWB and improve your class engagement. Presented by Susan Burke this course will teach you new ways to deliver traditional numeracy content.
Social Media Awareness
Be armed with the knowledge and strategies to ensure the responsible and safe use of social media. This course will teach you to to detect the signs of inappropriate behaviour online and how to safely get the most out of social media.
Creating a Highly Effective Relief Teacher Bag of Tricks
Presented by Mel Lichnovsky-Klock; learn how to create and curate a highly effective ‘bag of tricks’ for those occasions when you need something that is engaging and can be implemented easily.
Strategies for students with ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition that can have serious implications on your class and our ability to deliver effective lessons. Join Hilary Nunns as she gives you the strategies to proactively address instances of a student in your class with ADHD to the benefit of these students and others.
The Eight Aboriginal Ways of Learning
This course will address current practices and strategies, the 8 Aboriginal Ways of Learning, and understanding history, culture, and language.
Health and PE Activities and Games
This course will assist you in creating and sourcing excellent HPE resources, teaching engaging lessons with minimal preparation, and building your knowledge in the HPE subject area.
Numeracy Strategies & Activities: Years 9-10
Become more confident and knowledgeable and broaden your skills in numeracy for 9-10. This course will build your knowledge in the Numeracy subject areas as well as ideas for engaging lessons and resources.
Relief Teaching in a Secondary School
This course will provide a wide range of activities that can be used across stages and ability levels within secondary school as well as teaching strategies that help you teach a better day.
Numeracy Strategies & Activities: Years 7-8
Become more confident and knowledgeable and broaden your skills in numeracy for 7-8. This course will build your knowledge in the Numeracy subject areas as well as ideas for engaging lessons and resources.
Science Activities & Strategies: Years 7-10
This course will assist you in creating and sourcing excellent Science resources, teaching engaging Science lessons with minimal preparation, and building your knowledge in the Science subject area.
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