Casual teachers

Casual teaching offers variety and flexibility. It's a great way to start your career and develop your teaching skills in NSW public schools.

Casual teachers are employed on a day-to-day basis to replace temporary or permanent teachers who are on short-term leave. As a casual teacher you are paid a daily rate based on your accreditation through NESA and the level of your experience as a teacher. Salary rates are loaded to include a component for sick leave and holiday pay. In 2019, the commencing salary for new graduates is $356.54 per day in line with the Crown Employees (Teachers in schools and related employees) salaries and conditions award.


If you have been approved to teach as a casual or temporary teacher in NSW public schools, you can register with ClassCover.

If you have previously worked in NSW public schools and have separated within the last 12 months, you can now submit a request to have your casual approval granted. Complete the casual approval after separation request form.Once issued, you can register with ClassCover.

ClassCover is your online CV, giving you direct access to hundreds of NSW public schools. It is free to use and features comprehensive support and modern functions.

You can also approach NSW public schools directly to advise that you are available for casual teaching positions.

For more information on ClassCover or casual teaching in NSW public schools, visit the department’s Jobs and Opportunities webpages.

Mandatory training – anaphylaxis and e-emergency care

To work as a casual teacher, you will need to have completed the department's mandatory anaphylaxis and e-emergency care training modules. School principals will ask you to provide evidence that you have completed these mandatory requirements when you are first employed at a new school.

The anaphylaxis e-learning module is hosted in the department's  e-Safety system, which also stores all staff training records and certificates of completion. For support and assistance in using the e-Safety system, there are online 'how to' guides.

To access the new e-learning module you will need to log in to the department's staff portal. If you do not know your portal access details please contact the department's IT help desk on 1300 32 32 32.

The mandatory e-emergency care course is found on the department's website. This training has to be completed once every three years. This course is also accessible via the department's staff portal.

For support or advice regarding these training requirements please contact the department's Incident Report and Support hotline on 1800 811 523.