Casual relief teachers (CRTs)

Can CRTs join the Australian Education Union? 

Yes. All CRTs working in Victoria, whether for a school directly or for an agency, can join and be represented by the AEU. CRT work and conditions are governed by the relevant Ministerial Order and Award, not by the Victorian Government Schools Agreement. For more details about CRT pay and conditions, see below.

CRT Association

The AEU is committed to supporting its CRT members, and has formed a CRT Association to campaign for better pay and conditions. Any CRT financial member in primary, secondary or early childhood can join; meetings are held in a variety of locations to make it easier for members to attend. Attendance counts as PD for VIT registration purposes.

2017 CRT Association meeting dates

Meetings are held between 10.00am – 12.00pm at AEU Victoria, Abbotsford.

  • Monday, April 3 (school holidays)

Please phone Leslie Adams on (03) 9417 2822 for all your CRT queries.

facebook-button [facebook button.gif]The AEU CRT Association also has a Facebook group to provide a forum for Victorian teachers engaged in CRT work to discuss relevant issues and opportunities, as well as share materials, discuss experiences and work together to promote the integral role of CRTs in schools.

For more information about working in Victorian government schools, see our schools sector pages.

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Useful links
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