Professional Development Courses with Like Minded Colleagues

The Relief Teacher Association brings together teachers from all over Australia and New Zealand (+ many other parts of the globe), enabling them to consume fantastic content from expert presenters, participate in conversations with fellow educators and share resources, tips and ideas.

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Our presenters are professional learning specialists who have tailor made courses in their fields of expertise and then modified them to suit relief teachers. Do you plan on being a relief teacher long term or are you eyeing off a full time job in the near future? Either way, these courses will be excellent preparation for you and will broaden your skill set.

Nikki from the RTA

Hi Everyone, A little bit about me. I am a retired teacher with over 30 years teaching in various roles.  Some of you may recognise my name from Facebook, I hav...

Rebecca from the RTA

Hello everyone, A little about myself: I'm a primary school teacher currently living and working in Madrid, Spain. Aside from several years of experience teach...

Karina Barley

Taking education into the 21st Century Karina Barley - M.Ed. is an internationally recognized educational consultant, specializing in autism education and 21st...

Bob Brandis

I started teaching in 1973 as a bright eyed, bushy tailed youngster who knew everything. I had all the skills. I knew about kids. I knew about curriculum. That...

Relief Teacher Association

The Relief Teacher Association provides tailor made professional development opportunities, teaching resources and discounts for Relief Teachers. On the OpenLea...

Mel Lichnovsky-Klock

So...  Who is Mel? Early history:  I was born in Melbourne and spent my early years in Parkdale.  It's odd because I can remember my yard, I can remember the w...

Tom Benjamin

I'm a researcher in Australia. I have a long history with the University of New South Wales, having begun my career in its teaching hospitals as a clinical psyc...

Ben from the RTA

My name is Ben and I am the Education Director of ClassCover and the Relief Teacher Association. It's been great to meet you all.   A bit of background I have b...

Ateqah Madon

Hello everyone, I'm a teacher and I can't wait to learn with all of you.

Aimi Athirah

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Hello everyone, I'm a teacher and I can't wait to learn with all of you.

Gerhard from the RTA

I recently joined the team and I’m looking forward to get in touch with everyone.  I’m currently a Grade 6 teacher in Cape Town, South Africa. Working with kids...

Nurul Husniyah

Hello everyone, I'm a teacher and I can't wait to learn with all of you.

asnida zolkafli

Hello everyone, I'm a teacher and I can't wait to learn with all of you.

Vikki Grant

Lead Facilitator, Inspirer of Questions, Excitement Generator   “Throughout history, great leaders have stood on the precipice of ostracism and ridicule, as the...

Kelly from the RTA

My name is Kelly and I have been working with ClassCover and the Relief Teacher Association for 4 years. It is great to be getting involved with the Relief Teac...

Jason from the RTA

Hi, my name is Jason and it's great to be part of such a collaborative community of teachers. You may recognise my name as I help with certificates and creditin...


Hello everyone, I'm a teacher and I can't wait to learn with all of you.