What is a temporary employee?

A temporary employee, also called a fixed term employee under the Educational Services (Teachers) Award, is an employee who is engaged for a temporary period of time to:

  • replace an employee who is on leave or temporarily performing other duties;
  • undertake a specified project or task that has a limited period of operation.

This could include temporary employment for a range of reasons including replacing a person on parental leave, long service leave or extended personal leave, or for specific roles such as additional inclusion support employees.