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Types of teaching employment

Teachers and leaders can register and apply for jobs in schools and preschools via EDUjobs.

Permanent teaching positions

Teachers appointed to permanent teaching positions have ongoing tenure.

Eligibility and application

Permanent teaching positions are advertised on EDUjobs and are open to:

Temporary (contract) teaching positions

Temporary (contract) teaching positions can be from 20 working days up to 24 months.

Schools and preschools may fill temporary positions by:

Eligibility and application

Temporary teachers

To be eligible for employment you need to:

  1. register on the ETR
  2. meet the minimum requirements
  3. have your authority to teach letter.

You can apply for advertised temporary positions but you can’t start work until you meet all minimum requirements for employment and have received your authority to teach letter.

Permanent teachers

You can apply for advertised country temporary positions of greater than 6 months to 12 months, if you are:

  • in a metropolitan school or preschool
  • not in your first year of permanency.

Temporary relief teaching

Temporary relief teachers receive great work flexibility and variety by filling in for absent teachers and providing extra support in schools and preschools on a daily and casual basis.

Retired permanent teachers, who have finalised their resignation and superannuation requirements, can seek work as a relief teacher.

Eligibility and application

To be eligible for temporary relief teaching employment you need to:

  1. register on the ETR
  2. meet the minimum requirements
  3. have your authority to teach letter.

You can’t start work until you have met all minimum requirements for employment and received your authority to teach letter.

Find relief teaching work

To get work as a relief teacher you can:

  • introduce yourself to schools and preschools where you would like to teach. The schools will contact you directly when they need a relief teacher. You must provide a copy of your authority to teach letter to each school or preschool before you can work.
  • register with temporary relief teacher (TRT) cluster schemes. The TRT schemes will contact you directly when they have work for you. You must provide a copy of your authority to teach letter to each TRT scheme you register with before you can work.

Long-term relief teaching in country schools – Pathways to Employment program

The Pathways to Employment program is for qualified teachers interested in full-time relief teaching in country schools.

Positions are for up to one year and offer the stability and security of guaranteed work, with the opportunity to settle into a country area and build relationships.

The positions also provide:

  • opportunities for professional development and mentoring
  • eligibility for contract teaching positions within the country location
  • experience to help you apply for future positions including permanent roles.

Eligibility and application

Any qualified teacher who is not in a permanent teaching role can apply.

Positions in Port Pirie, Port Augusta, Whyalla or Port Lincoln are advertised on EDUjobs. More areas may be available in future.

Positions are advertised either:

  • late in the year for positions starting at the beginning of the next school year
  • throughout the year for positions where an existing relief teacher is moving into a temporary contract role.

For more information on the Pathways to Employment program contact Education.StrategicRecruitment@sa.gov.au.

Principal, preschool director and school-based leadership positions

Leadership positions can vary from between 4 weeks to 7 years. The length of tenure depends on the type of leadership vacancy.

Eligibility and application

Temporary and permanent teachers on full registration can apply for advertised leadership positions.

Contact

People and Culture Services

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