Please see the Important Notice on the Sexual Conviction Record Check scheme in the last section of this page.
If you wish to work as a supply teacher in aided schools, you may complete the "Application Form for Supply Teachers in Aided Schools" (EDB70) (for local residents only) and return it to the Regional Education Offices by post or fax. The application form can be obtained from any of the Regional Education Offices or downloaded from the main menu of this Homepage under "Public forms". Your application form will be placed on the list of applicants, which is kept in the respective Regional Education Offices for the current school year. All information in the form will be destroyed at the end of that school year.
When a school needs a supply teacher, the school may refer to the list of applicants. If you are considered suitable, the school would contact you direct. The school would also inform you of the length of the substitution, the subject(s) to be taught, any other duties and the rates of pay.
Guidelines for Employment of Daily-rated Supply Teachers in Aided Schools ( on 1 December 2011)
For matters relating to supply teachers in aided schools, please contact Regional Education Offices.
If you wish to work as a supply teacher in government schools, you may complete the form for Application for Government School Temporary Teaching Posts (EDB113) and return it in person, by post or fax to the Government Schools Section. The application form can also be obtained from the Government Schools Section or downloaded from "Public forms" under the Main Menu of EDB Homepage.
Government Schools Section
Fax Number: 2892 2980
For enquiries about supply teachers of government schools, please contact the Government Schools Section at 2892 6325.
Supply Teacher (Student Guidance)
If you possess the following qualification and wish to work as a Supply Teacher (Student Guidance) in primary schools, you may complete the Application Form for Supply Teacher (Student Guidance) in the Education Bureau (EDB89) and return it with copies of academic certificates and documentary proof of working experience by post to the following address, or you may bring along the originals and copies of the relevant documents to register in person during office hours.
A Certificate in Primary Education obtained after a 2-year or 3-year full time training in the Hong Kong Institute of Education, or equivalent.
Guidance and Discipline Section
School Administration Division
Room 601, 6/F, Cityplaza 3,
14 Taikoo Wan Road,
The application form can also be downloaded from the Main Menu of this homepage under "Public Forms".
For any enquiries concerning Supply Teacher (Student Guidance), please contact the Guidance and Discipline Section at 2863 4683.
Sexual Conviction Record Check (SCRC) scheme
The Administration has accepted the recommendation of the Law Reform Commission to establish the SCRC scheme and the Hong Kong Police Force has launched the scheme since 1 December 2011. The scheme is only applicable to prospective employees seeking child-related work or work relating to mentally incapacitated persons in organizations or enterprises (including supply teaching posts in schools). Given the importance of protecting our students, schools/employers are strongly advised to adopt the scheme and request prospective supply teachers to undergo SCRC at the advanced stage of the employment process. Applications for SCRC should be submitted by the prospective employees voluntariily. Details of the SCRC scheme are available at the Hong Kong Police Force homepage (http://www.police.gov.hk/scrc).