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