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Last Updated: 31 October 2023

Scheme for Relief Educators (SRE)

1. Overview 

Role and responsibilities

A relief educator is expected to cover primarily teaching duties and may be assigned any other duties depending on the needs of the schools. Duties have to be agreed upon between the relief educator and the school.


  • Graduates with a degree obtained.
  • Undergraduates, Diploma or A-level holders who are keen to experience relief teaching before affirming their interest in applying for a teaching role or Teaching Scholarship/Award.


  • Graduates: $130 per day.
  • Undergraduates, A-level or Diploma holders: $110 per day.

Wages are paid fortnightly, and are daily rated as follows:

  • 5.5 hours or more: Full daily wage.
  • 2.75 hours to under 5.5 hours: Half daily wage.
  • Under 2.75 hours: Not eligible for salary payment.

You will not be paid for Sundays and scheduled school holidays. However, you will be paid for public holidays that fall within your appointment period.

Contract duration

Between 1 day and 10 weeks per appointment per term, for at least 2.75 hours per day.

Leave benefits

You will be eligible for pro-rated leave benefits after 90 days or more of cumulative service. Cumulative service refers to contracts that:

  • Last 14 days or more.
  • Are renewed within 30 calendar days of the last contract.
  • Are at the same school.