Latest News from ClassCover

Upcoming Webinar: How to Become a Successful Teacher for a Day by Kelly Quilter

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Shared by Billie • November 01, 2023

When: Thursday 16th of November 2023

Time: 5pm AEDT

Don't miss this insightful webinar from well-loved casual relief teacher author Kelly Quilter. Kelly is the author of the book series 'Teacher for a Day', a book that's helped thousands of casual teachers across Australia with last-minute activities and casual teacher tips and tricks.

About the webinar

Ready to elevate your casual relief teaching game? Dive into our immersive webinar led by expert educator, Kelly Quilter. Transition from simply coping to expertly navigating your teaching day. Equip yourself with strategies for morning introductions, efficient planning, brain breaks, and rapid rapport-building.

By the webinar's end, you'll confidently leave lasting impressions and embrace the joys of relief teaching. Transform challenges into opportunities and make a meaningful impact in any classroom.


Free for ClassCover Learn members

$25 for non-members

Gain a certificate of completion for your PD records


Upcoming Webinar: Understanding the Language of Behaviour

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Shared by Billie • October 05, 2023

When: Thursday 26th of October 2023

Time: 5pm AEDT

Don't miss ClassCover Learn's upcoming PD webinar hosted by Karina Barley from Project Autism titled 'Understanding the Language of Behaviour'.

About the webinar:

Behaviour! As teachers, you deal with a variety of student behaviours on a daily basis. You can have the perfect lesson plans, great organisation and even the best resources, but if you have one or more behaviour issues in your classroom; the classroom’s entire rhythm can be thrown into disarray.

Understanding the language of behaviour can make a huge difference to the way that you run your classroom and can eliminate many unnecessary disruptions.

This webinar explores childhood behaviour and provides strategies to assist teachers to understand and make necessary adjustments depending on that behaviour.


Free for ClassCover Learn members

$25 for non-members

See what else is coming up on the live webinar schedule 🍿


New course: Supporting Students with ADHD as a Relief Teacher (NESA Accredited)

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Shared by Billie • May 16, 2023

ClassCover Learn has just released a new course titled 'Supporting Students with ADHD as a Relief Teacher'. For NSW teachers, this course is NESA accredited.

This course is a second instalment from the fabulous Tammy McMillan, following the release of her wildly popular course 'Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder', which has gained over 200+ 5 star reviews!

About the course:

Supporting students with ADHD as a Relief Teacher will help to unpack what ADHD is, how ADHD presents in the classroom and, effective and practical strategies to implement to support all of your students to shine!

What you'll learn:

  • You will learn what ADHD is
  • You will learn how ADHD can present in the classroom
  • You will learn how to support ADHD as a Relief Teacher
  • You will learn effective strategies to implement into the classroom

Not a ClassCover Learn member yet?

Sign up for as little as $12 a month

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🚀 Just Released for Schools: Reopen and Clone Bookings

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Shared by Billie • April 06, 2023

There's a new way to save time when making bookings. Now, schools can reopen unfilled bookings and clone a previous booking in one easy step.

Reopen a booking:

This option will be available if a booking goes unfilled but the booking date has not yet passed. Go to Request History > Click Reopen Booking, You will be taken back to the booking request set up page where you can add more teachers to the request.

Previously, you could only add more teachers to a request while the request was still live. Now you don't have to spend time creating the same booking with all the same details. Simply click Reopen Booking, add more teachers and the booking request will get back to work for you.

Quick hack: In a rush? Try the Emergency List feature and send to all available or those that match a criteria and have this booking go out to more teachers in a click.

Clone a booking:

Do you have a regular booking that includes all the same details and teachers? Now you clone this booking in a few clicks, saving you time. Simply find that booking under Request History where you will find 'Clone Booking' if the booking has been passed or successfully booked.

Once clicked, all the details will be auto filled with the same teachers shortlisted. You can also add more teachers to the list here too if you want to cast a wider net.


New Digital PDP to assist all Casual teachers

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Shared by Prash • March 29, 2023

This news broadcast has been sent on behalf of the NSW Department of Education

Managing your performance and development as a casual teacher just got easier with the release of the new Digital Performance and Development Plan (Digital PDP).

With a move from a paper-based form to a streamlined digital process, the emphasis is firmly on focusing on your progress and not the administration behind it.

Designed for intuitive use so your time can be spent learning, collaborating and reflecting on your professional development. Benefits include:

  • straightforward functions, at a glance
  • simple and easy to use.

Casual teachers will particularly benefit from the centralised, secure storage solution, providing accessibility to your information whenever you need it, wherever you are working.

Similarly, the new Digital PDP provides much-needed continuity to your ongoing development. The opportunity now exists to build consistency in conversations, even if you change schools during your current performance and development cycle.

Watch the Introduction to Digital PDP video.

The Digital PDP supports all teachers in having ongoing continual conversations, building critical relationships with your principal or supervisor.

It is available through your MyEssentials portal, via Q+ or on the intranet at Digital PDP.

The Digital PDP has been launched as part of a test-and-learn approach in 2023.

Any teacher can opt in to use the Digital PDP.

We welcome feedback on how the Digital PDP works for you, which can be submitted via the Digital PDP intranet page, This will help us iterate and improve the Digital PDP and ensure it meets the needs of our teaching staff.

If you do not wish to use the Digital PDP this year, you can still access the paper-based form on the Performance and Development Framework intranet page.

All school staff will be required to use the Digital PDP from 2024.

On the Digital PDP intranet page, you will find resources to help you use the Digital PDP for the first time, including quick reference guides and FAQs.

For support, please call EDConnect on 1300 32 32 32 - Option 3 > 6.

New product

New and improved ClassCover Learn teacher PD platform just launched 🚀

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Shared by Billie • March 02, 2023

ClassCover Learn, our teacher PD platform, has a new home!

The new and improved ClassCover Learn has an improved learning experience and hosts 95 hours of teacher professional development. Also, members can now access 19 extra hours through RTCON TV!

All of this is included in a yearly membership at one low price of $99 a year.


Teacher PD

How to get your teacher PD hours up on a budget

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Shared by Billie • January 22, 2023

Did you know that with a ClassCover Learn membership, you can get access to 95 hours of high quality teacher PD for only $99?

Our PD is all online so you can complete courses at your own pace and obtain a certificate on completion.

For NSW teachers, we have 16.5 hours NESA accredited with more to gain accreditation very soon.

Our courses are recognised Australia wide and align with the Australia Curriculum.

This is the cheapest way to get your course hours up and without compromising on quality.

See our full teacher PD library

ClassCover Learn has a 4.5 star rating, based off 21,055 reviews


New Q+ professional planning tool for performance and accreditation now available.

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Shared by Billie • January 22, 2023

Understand how the new Q+ accreditation tool supports all teachers including casual teachers.

Q+ is an all-in-one place, digital approach to meeting your accreditation requirements, whether casual or in full-time employment.

Offering easy log-in to update and manage your accreditation details, Q+ features:

  • single sign-on and efficient administrative updates
  • a step by step easy-to-follow process
  • see significant requirements seen at-a-glance
  • locate key resources
  • store evidence of your ongoing professional learning and development.

Offering the portability casual teachers need, you can share your accreditation progress with the school you are currently working in.

Q+ also supports your annual Performance and Development Plan (PDP) with:

  • Easy access to your PDP for goal-setting
  • Information about professional learning
  • New universal support resources with professional development planning and accreditation.

Q+ supports the professional growth of all teachers. It shows you what to do and when throughout your accreditation and performance development processes.

This initiative is part of the department’s Quality Time program that aims to simplify, modernise and reduce administrative processes and practices so teachers, principals, and school based non-teaching staff can focus on the work that matters most – teaching leading and supporting students.

Visit the Q+ Professional planning and accreditation tool ,

Watch the 2-minute animation introducing the Q+ tool

📣 Just in: NSW Department of Education renews the ClassCover contract for 5 years with additional 2 year extension

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Shared by Billie • November 01, 2022

ClassCover is proud to announce the continuation of our partnership with the NSW Department of Education. The extension of this contract for up to 7 years will see ClassCover remain the preferred casual teacher resourcing solution for the department’s 2,000+ schools across the state.

  • 2,222: NSW Department of Education schools supported by ClassCover
  • 25,000: Casual teachers available to be booked throughout NSW
  • 5-years with additional 2-year extension: Length of the current partnership between ClassCover and NSW Department of Education

The decision to renew ClassCover’s contract with the NSW Department of Education was made earlier this month following a rigorous tender process where the effectiveness of the platform was weighed up against other booking solutions from Australia and around the world.

Speaking about the announcement, ClassCover CEO and Co-Founder, Ben Grozier, touched on the potential the app has to help with the issues faced by schools across NSW.

“We are thrilled to be chosen as the Casual Teacher Resourcing Solution for NSW Department of Education schools for up to 7 years and look forward to saving our educators more time and helping to alleviate the pressures of the current teacher supply challenges being experienced across the state and country.”

ClassCover has a long history in NSW, launching in Sydney’s Northern Beaches in 2011 and entering use with the first NSW public school soon after in 2012. After a period of strong growth across the state, 2018 saw the platform first contracted as the preferred casual booking platform for all Department of Education schools. In that time, many new features have been added to the platform to meet the needs of public schools across NSW.

A direct integration with the department helps ensure teacher compliance, with a green tick showing next to a teacher’s name in ClassCover to indicate their approval to teach, approved Working with Children Check and completion of all mandatory training.

The pandemic, too, saw ClassCover pivot to ensure NSW Department of Education schools could react to the changing needs of the time.

In a time of increased demand across NSW, ClassCover unlocked additional functionality to enable the Department of Education to book retired educators to fill in in the classroom. The “COVID taskforce” resulted in 3,665 booked days during terms 1 and 2 of this year, and the temporary employment of 503 retired teachers. This ultimately prevented thousands of students going without a teacher.

“ClassCover has proudly served the NSW Department of Education for 5 years since 2018, including providing support across multiple projects during the height of the Covid pandemic and school shutdowns.”

The contract announcement comes off the back of a big year for ClassCover, including a successful second round of our partnership with The Smith Family’s Catch-Up Learning Program, and the acquisition of relief teacher booking platform, Relief Ruler.

New feature

New for Student Teachers: Get Booked for Education Support Roles on ClassCover

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Shared by Billie • October 16, 2022

Get a jump start on your teaching career by using your ClassCover profile to gain valuable classroom experience.

If you’re a university student studying education, you can now mark yourself as available for classroom support work and get booked by schools using your ClassCover profile. When you update your profile, you will appear when schools are searching for SLSOs, SSOs, LSOs, EAs, or TAs, depending on what the role is called in your state or territory.