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Retired teachers working as temporary teachers

If you have retired from employment as a permanent teacher within a South Australian government school or preschool you can register for temporary teaching employment.

Application process

To apply for temporary teaching positions you must register your interest for teaching for the year you are interested in teaching.

Application details

Some of the details needed for the application are: 

  • your personal details including a personal email address and your original DECD ID number
  • relevant subject codes and year levels under teaching domains and ratings, requiring either
    • the contact details of a line manager who can verify your teaching experience
    • written references or academic transcripts relating to the subjects and year levels
  • locations in which you are interested in working
  • preferred fraction of time
  • referee details.

If you answer yes to any of the questions in the employment declaration you must provide full details including dates and attach any relevant documents (eg a current medical report).


These certificates must be current and attached to your online application if not already recorded with recruitment:

If you are considering contract employment a copy of your academic transcript in section 8 of the online application will help identify the subjects in which you are qualified.

You do not need to submit copies of:

  • your birth certificate
  • degree or diploma (a copy of your Teacher Registration Certificate indicating your qualifications will suffice as the mandatory attachment in section 8 qualifications of the online application).

A résumé or personal statement are optional.

Finalising the application

Once the application and certificate details have been recorded with recruitment and compliance, an authority to teach letter will be emailed to you.

Recruitment cannot process your application until your resignation date and any superannuation payouts have been finalised. Contact your superannuation fund for advice on any necessary waiting periods before applying.


People and Culture operations

Phone: 8226 1356
Email: Education.Recruitment [at] sa.gov.au