School operations

Student Resource Package – Targeted Initiatives

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 was allocated to identified schools experiencing difficulty attracting CRTs in 2024. Eligible schools can use this funding as an incentive to attract CRTs to their school for extended periods, paid as a special paymentExternal Link . 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.


Enquiries relating to the CRT Travel Fund should be directed to:

Reference 141 of the SRP Guide, providing information on the Casual Relief Teacher (CRT) Travel Fund

Reviewed 27 March 2024


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