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The way the Department of Education processes requests for casual approval after separation, due to retirement or resignation, has changed.
To notify the Department of your intention to separate, you will need to submit your notice of resignation/retirement from within SAP ESS, providing at least one month’s notice to ensure all your entitlements are calculated and necessary checks completed. This was previously done by completing and submitting a hard copy “resignation/retirement form”.
When separating at the end of a school year, you should submit your application by 1 September of that year.
Your separation request performed in SAP ESS will be approved/endorsed by your principal and forwarded to EDConnect HR.
You can request separation from the Department using the “Separation and leaving the Department” guide in the Human Resources section of https://education.nsw.gov.au, via the tab Pay, leave and benefits — Separation and leaving the Department.
To apply for casual approval, you must indicate this in the notes section of the questions page. This will create an automated request and in most instances be issued by Teacher Approvals within 72 hours of notification of the separation advice from SSHR.
Approval is dependent on having a Working With Children Check clearance, being accredited with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), not be on the “not to be employed” list or be subject of an Employee Performance and Conduct (EPAC) notice.
Teachers who separated within the past 12 months but did not request approval/not endorsed by the principal will need to have their former principal complete the “Casual Approval after Separation Principal Endorsement” form and submit.
Teachers requesting casual approval who separated more than 12 months ago will need to reapply online for approval to teach at teach.nsw.edu.au/apply.
— Dianne Byers, Relief Officer
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