Casual Relief Teachers

It is a busy time of year for Tradewind registering many, many Casual Relief Teachers (CRT’s) to meet the demand of our schools. We look forward to the beginning of the school year, so we can start placing teachers into work. Should you be looking to join an agency for help sourcing Casual Relief Teaching work in Melbourne, we can help you to expand out the options you have available to you.

Some things to keep in mind about casual relief teaching:

1) Registering with Tradewind is free. All you need to do is go to the Contact Us page of this website and submit your CV. Our friendly consultants will call you to
explain the process from there.

2) The demand for Casual Relief Teachers in schools takes a few weeks to heat up. Teachers have had the summer holidays to relax, they come back recharged and eager
to make a good start to the year, and there is very little professional development organised. Tradewind’s consultants will be doing everything possible to get
things up and running as quickly as they can, so you can rest assured that the work will be on its way.

3) Flexibility is the best way to increase the offers of work you receive. If you get a name as someone who will ‘go anywhere and teach at any level’, then you will
be the one telling your friends that you work every day. If you are not keen to travel more than a kilometre from your house, you’ll find that there are, sadly, less
offers of work. Likewise, making sure you are up and ready to leave the house by 7am -dressed, fed, ready to roll- means our Education Consultants know that you can
fly out the door and get to where you need to be. It is also really nice to answer your phone even if you have work. It means our consultants know that you are
out of the equation for today and you can tell them your availability for work for the remainder of the week.

4) Treat every day as a job interview. You may be a CRT today, but when contracts come up in schools it is usually the CRTs who have impressed who they look to first. At
the very least you could find yourself a regular CRT for a school, giving you more stability in your teaching work.

Keep returning to this website as things heat up and we will have regular updates about how to get the most out of agency work. Our aim is to get you as much work as possible and we can work together to make this happen.

Get the lesson plans ready, wash the clothes, iron the shirts and get yourself ready for a busy year of teaching. It all kicks off next week!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Hannah McDermott July 1, 2014 at 5:22 am

Hi there,

I registered with Tradewind back in 2011 for CRT work in the Melbourne area, and ended up securing myself a full-time position at a secondary college in Hopper Crossing for 2012.

I am now looking at moving out of the area, and towards the Mornington Peninsula at schools in the Dandenong area, for next year. I am currently teaching Year 7 and 10 English, but have previously taught Year 7 English, Maths, Humanities and Science. I have coordinated Year 7 for the past couple of years too.

I am looking to stay in secondary education, and ideally in a Position of Responsibility, and am ongoing with the Department of Education. I am applying through Recruitment Online, but was wondering if it was worth me sending my CV on to you for possible opportunities as well?

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Best regards,



admin@tw July 27, 2014 at 11:53 pm

Hi Hannah

Thanks for your message, if you would like to send us your CV we can certainly keep you in mind for 2015 opportunities as they present themselves.

Kind regards



Michael Dillon December 8, 2014 at 7:03 am

My name is Michael and I am available in 2015on Fridays for relief teaching mainly if possible in the south eastern and eastern suburbs of Melbourne. I am able to send my resume, I have current registration for 2015 with the VIT.


admin@tw January 23, 2015 at 3:33 am

Hi Michael

thanks for your message, if you would like to send us your CV we will be in touch to discuss casual relief teaching through Tradewind in 2015.

Kind regards



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