Casual Relief Teacher Travel Fund (Reference 141)
The Casual Relief Teacher (CRT) Travel Fund has been implemented to attract more CRTs to rural and regional schools. Funding is being allocated to identified schools experiencing difficulty attracting CRTs in 2023 and 2024. Eligible schools can use this funding as an incentive to attract CRTs to their school for extended periods, paid as a . Schools considering offering a special payment to attract CRTs will be able to pay a lump sum of a minimum of $925 to a maximum of $10,000 per annum.
Eligibility criteria for recipients of the funding
An analysis was completed by the department that measures workforce challenges, including remoteness, Student Family Occupation and Education (SFOE), low application rate, no appointment rate and school climate which is the basis of the allocated funding to the identified schools. The funding amount distributed to individual schools is calculated by the number of students in each school and the average class size.
The listed schools include:
- Primary schools
- Secondary schools
- Primary/Secondary schools
- Special schools
The funding is given to schools through the SRP’s targeted initiatives funding stream and is allocated as cash funding. The CRT Travel Fund payment will be:
- directly paid to the agency that has supplied the CRT or
- paid through a special payment directly via eduyPay to the CRT employed by school council as a one-off lump sum.
Reviewed 21 June 2023