The daily hours of engagement for a casual teacher is 6.5 hours per day, including a 30 minute break during those hours. The minimum daily engagement is two hours.
Where a casual teacher reports to a school for duty on any day and is then advised that their services are not required, the casual teacher shall be entitled to receive payment for one half of one day’s pay.
The rates of pay of casual teachers are loaded by 5 per cent to be inclusive of the of employment benefits like sick leave, family and community service leave, special leave and leave loading.
On completing 203 days of casual teacher service, a casual teacher shall progress to the next daily rate of pay.
In SA, relief teaching involves
knowing your lesson content well
providing homework where appropriate and follow-up the homework;
participating in whole school activities;
performing any rostered playground duty; and
contributing to school or faculty activities, special events, excursions or meetings.
Benefits of relief teaching in SA
Casual and temporary employment provides valuable experience for teachers
just starting out,
seeking variety and new experiences in their careers,
wanting flexibility in order to balance work and family responsibilities,