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As a supply teacher, your role is essential to school staffing. You can often choose between short or long-term contracts in a variety of school settings; it can be a very rewarding and satisfying way to teach.
Teacher Relief and Contract Employment Register (TRACER) is a departmental service that helps you gain employment in Queensland state schools on a temporary or casual basis. You are able to set up a MyHR Recruitment TRACER account to list your preferences for bookings with schools.
The replacement teacher expectations statement is an overview of the expectations schools may have regarding your employment.
TRACER welcome pack (PDF, 573KB) has been designed to assist new and returning replacement teachers as an on-boarding tool. It will guide you through the application process and prepare you for your first teaching engagement.
The department offers an online
Mandatory induction program that may be used in conjunction with local face-to-face induction. All employees are required to complete mandatory induction in either a face-to-face or online environment, and revisit the mandatory components of induction annually.
For supply teachers, school leaders will determine when to provide induction information. They will consider the time frame of employment, the hours employed, the nature of the work, and the geographical location of the employee.
Temporary and casual employees must complete all mandatory components of induction within the first school term of their engagement – preferably within 20 working days – or 3 months from their first engagement where employment is not continuous. Priority should be given to Student Protection, Code of Conduct and Curriculum Activity Risk Assessment training.
Access to the Learning PlaceTo access the mandatory induction on the Learning Place, you will need to call Learning Place Support on 1800 680 445 (select 5) to obtain your logon ID and password. Please note the Learning Place Support team are available Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm (excluding public holidays).
Relevant departmental policies for supply teachers can be found on the
Policy and Procedure Register and include:
The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers are used for registration purposes with the Queensland College of Teachers.
As a professional, you take responsibility for sourcing learning opportunities and meeting the
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements associated with registration with the
Queensland College of Teachers.
Supply teachers searching for professional development opportunities can investigate options by visiting: