Management of Casual Teachers
Ten years ago, the then Department of Education and Training responded to concerns about classes without teachers by:
increasing the number of teachers approved to teach casually
giving temporary employment to extra teachers in hard-to-staff schools
running a call centre that helped schools find casual teachers at short notice.
These measures significantly improved the supply of casual teachers to schools in South Western and Western Sydney.
Parliamentary reference - Report number #237 - released 3 October 2013