New name, same service! Teacher Relief Services has merged and is now operating as Free Agency!
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Teacher Relief Services
Teacher Relief Services was established to create a point of access for both primary schools looking for staff and casual replacement teachers and support staff looking for work. It is a simple concept – a central agency organizing relief staff.
Since 1994 Teacher Relief Services has built an excellent reputation for not just finding replacement teachers, but matching appropriate teachers to vacant positions in schools.
Free Agency is a leading Education Recruitment Agency in Melbourne, founded and managed by teachers since 2014. We pride ourselves on supplying quality teachers to schools in a hassle free, personable and reliable manner.
Through our combined experience we identified the need to offer an easy, user-friendly casual relief employment service. Therefore, in 2021 Free Agency and Teacher Relief Services merged to become to the one Free Agency. Nicky and Tess are organising Peninsula/Cranbourne placements and James, Tim, Gen and Sarah are organising Bayside/Metropolitan Melbourne placements.
Early Childhood Degree
Bachelor of Primary Teaching
Nicky has a range of experiences to offer as the CEO of Teacher Relief Services. She began her working life within the Banking sector both within branches and also in data processing. Then a short stint in the Victorian Police Force created the need for some decisions to be made and that was to go back to study....
Masters of International and Community Development
Bachelor of Psychological Science
Tess has a range of different life experiences to bring to Teacher Relief Services as the Office Manager. She studied a Bachelor of Psychology at Deakin University for three years with the goal of becoming a practicing psychologist....
Our MyShifts App
Free Agency Peninsula/Cranbourne is pleased to provide our easy to use Mobile Application – iNet MyShifts - for you to gain access to your placement and other details with us in real time.
iNet MyShifts is dynamically linked to our in-house rostering system so is always current and available from your compatible smart phone.
In iNet MyShifts, you can:
• Receive and respond to shift notifications and updates
• Receive shift reminders
• See what placements you have and any specific activities that need to be performed for individual shifts
• Update your Availability
Download and install MyShifts on your smart phone from the App Stores – Search “MyShifts” by iNet Allocations Pty Ltd in the App Stores or click on the direct link here:
Information for schools
Free Agency Peninsula/Cranbourne is pleased to provide our easy to use Web Portal – Allocations Connect - for you to gain access to your placement and other details with us in real time.
Allocations Connect is dynamically linked to our in-house rostering system so is always current and available from your computer or tablet wherever you have an internet connection.
In Allocations Connect, you can:
• See what placements you have with us and their status
• Update your Permanent and Ad-hoc Availability
• Check your payroll details with a full break-down of amounts in relation to each placement.
• Maintain your contact details
• Send general notes and comments
To access Allocations Connect copy and paste https://www.inetallocationshost.com.au/ACTeacherRelief/ into your internet browser search bar. You will be provided with a unique username and password that will allow your school to use the portal.
If your school is interested in working with us, you are welcome to have a look at our pack below that will give you a bit more information about how we operate!
Creating opportunities for both teachers and schools
Our Philosophy is to be personally responsible for choosing the best possible replacement teacher or Education Support Staff. We also support our staff by providing ongoing opportunities for professional development and current resources for application within the classroom.