The Scheme for Relief Educators (SRE) and Relief Allied Educator (READ) Scheme allow schools to employ SRE and READ on a short-term basis to meet their temporary manpower shortfall.
| ||Scheme for Relief Educators ||Relief Allied Educator |
|Eligibility || |
Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
- Graduate with a degree obtained on-campus; or
- Undergraduate currently pursuing a degree on-campus.
Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
- Possess a diploma from a local polytechnic, NAFA or LaSalle College of Arts; or
- Possess an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or NUS High School Diploma; or
- Possess at least 2 GCE ‘A’ Level/H2 and 2 GCE ‘AO’ Level/H1 passes (including General Paper); or
- Possess 5 GCE ‘O’ level passes (including English and Mathematics) with L1B4 of ≤ 26 points.
|Application Window || |
1 January to 28 February;
1 July to 31 August.
Applications received outside an application window will be processed in the next window.
|Application may be made throughout the year. |
|Duties || |
Expected to cover teaching duties.
Supports teachers in classroom management, and teaching and learning within and outside classroom.
|Contract duration || |
Varies from 1 day to 10 weeks per appointment, depending on the requirements of the school.
|Payment Rate || |
Daily wage of S$100 for graduates, and S$80 for undergraduates.
|Daily wage of $70. |
|Payment Policy || |
Wages are paid fortnightly. Daily rated.
- Work at least 5.5 hours for full daily wage;
- Work at least 2.75 hours but less than 5.5 hours for half daily wage;
- Not eligible for salary payment if work less than 2.75 hours a day.
Not paid on Sundays and scheduled school holidays. Paid for a public holiday that falls within his/her appointment period.
|Leave Benefits (with effect from 1 Jan 2018) || |
Eligible for statutory leave benefits if cumulative length of service is 3 months or more in the same school. Benefits are pro-rated based on contract duration and workload (where applicable). Exception is for shared parental leave (SPL), where individuals will be eligible for SPL as long as (i) the spouse is eligible for maternity leave or adoption leave and, (ii) has declared that she wishes to share the leave with him.
Contracts which are (i) 14 calendar days or more, (ii) renewed within 30 calendar days of the previous contract, and (iii) in the same school, are considered continuous service.
Please refer to the table for details.
Please submit your application for registration on the relevant relief employment scheme through the Relief Employment Management System (REMS) portal. You will require a valid email account to create a user account to access the system.
Please note that there are two application windows for SRE: 1 January to 28 February, and 1 July to 31 August. Applications received outside an application window will be processed in the next window.
If you are currently registered as a READ and have enrolled in an undergraduate degree programme, you should submit a fresh application under SRE (Undergraduate) in REMS portal within a month of the date of your matriculation. Please also email a copy of your matriculation card to the REMS Administrator at email@example.com for verification. MOE will review your eligibility to be considered for the SRE (Undergraduate) scheme.
If you are currently registered as a SRE (Undergraduate) and have obtained your degree, you should submit a fresh application under SRE (Graduate) in REMS portal within a month of the conferment of your degree. Please also email your degree scroll/transcripts to the REMS Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org for verification. MOE will review your eligibility to be considered for the SRE (Graduate) scheme.
If your application is successful, your name will be included in the registry of successful applicants. Schools will contact you directly if they require your services or you may call schools to enquire about vacancies. Successful registration in REMS does not guarantee employment in schools.
Please note that inactive applicants (i.e. applicants who do not have at least one assignment in one year) will be removed from the registry.
Please bring along all your original educational certificates, transcripts and necessary identification document to your first hiring school for the purpose of verification. Schools will not be allowed to employ you if your particulars are not verified.
For more information on submitting an application, please refer to the user guide posted at the login page of the REMS portal.
Status of Application for Registration
The application processing time may take up to 4 weeks. Due to the volume of applications, some applications may require a longer processing time.
You can check your status of your application by logging in to the Relief Employment Management System (REMS) portal.
You may contact the REMS helpdesk at:
Submission of application;.
- Submission of application;
- Updating of personal particulars;
- Updating of bank account details;
- Enquiry on salary and CPF payment.
The helpdesk operates on Mon to Fri from 7.30 am to 6.30 pm, excluding public holidays.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
To access the frequently asked questions, please visit the link here.