Jobs Info, Agencies & Resources

Australian Government- Department of Education Employment & Workplace relations

Jobs Services Australia is an Australian based contracted amalgamated job seeking and training initiative consisting of large, medium and small non profit and profit based employment services for more than 200 locations Australia wide. A referral organisation, connecting job seekers with government and non government employment and training agencies.
Australian Job Search – An Australian Government Initiative
Victoria Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)
Information for Casual Relief Teachers and Teachers Not In Schools, Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) Registration Card and Approval to teach Letter.
South Australia
Relief Teaching Process:
Refer to “Teaching in South Australia Guidelines” or refer to the recruitment website:
Education Queensland
Western Australia

ACT Government- Education and Training

Online Teacher Referral Job Service

No Commissions, Finder’s Fees or Contracts

Emergency Teachers Australia Pty Ltd (Australia wide Service)
Emergency Teacher Australia Pty Ltd (ETA) is Australia’s largest online teacher referral job service.  ETA offers a FREE Jobs Online Self Service and Jobs Alert Twitter feature. ETA’s main service is a subscription based e-profile job service. A one off annual fee is required for this service. Teachers complete an online e-profile and select work regions in accordance to preference. Employers contact teachers directly after locating staff e-profiles online. Simple and direct. ETA staff also sends your contact details to schools throughout the year and vacancies from The Age, Saturday’s education supplement. (Victorian subscribers only). No commissions, finder’s fees or contracts. Schools and teachers have the freedom to establish work agreements in accordance to their requirements. A cost effective, non-restrictive and reliable new age online process. ETA has the largest online FREE career, jobs application and classroom resources.

Teacher Recruitment Agencies

Agency practices, finder’s fees, commissions & lock in contracts
Relief Teaching agencies contact staff prior or on the same day as required by the school. Agencies usually circulate staff around the state, not allowing for a personal relationship to be established between teachers and schools. This process ensures that staff remains in the CRT pool to be contacted as needed. Teaching staff are usually contracted to one agency, therefore are not allowed to engage with other agencies or arrange personal work agreements with schools associated with the agency. Agencies subtract daily commissions of approximately $30-$60.00(Aus) from a teacher’s pay.

Graduates and experienced teachers returning to casual relief teaching should read all contract documents before signing and be aware of restrictive terms and conditions. Teachers must carefully peruse and evaluate all terms noted in contracts, especially agency’s fees, commissions and whether or not a ‘release fee’ will be paid by the teacher before commencing a new teaching position. Certain conditions restrict teachers from working with multiple agencies and applying for ongoing positions while being contracted to the agency. Schools need to pay a ‘Finder’s fee’ in order to employ the teacher who has a contract with the agency and currently employed at the school.

Agency practices rely upon the services of a selected group or an established ‘pool of staff’ constantly referred upon for employment. This group consist of experienced, proven and reliable teachers utilised for extended short and long term contracts. Graduates and new CRT staff are utilised only when this “pool of teachers’ is not available, reasons being they are employed permanently or engaged in extended contracts. This group also cater for ongoing / full time vacancies throughout the year. Agencies gain major revenue by focusing on this service, gaining up to 10-20% finder’s fees for each placement from educational institutions.

ANZUK, Resource Ed Personnel,, Primary Education Management, Australian Teachers are just a few agencies applying either one, all or a combination of the listed employment service conditions to teachers and schools: commissions, finder’s fees, release fees, daily service administration fees, or contracts. It is recommended interested staff contact management personnel for further enquiries. Please be advised agencies do not guarantee work.


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