Supporting the independent education community

Teachers

  • Through every stage of your career, your Union is here for You, representing you industrially and professionally and supporting your individual needs in your workplace.
     
  • Pre-service teachers may access free membership during your initial teacher education degree. The Union runs a range of pre-service teacher and accreditation workshops throughout the year which you may attend.
     
  • The Union also provides a range of practical professional development and union training courses which are useful throughout your career.
  • The Union also provides a range of other popular and practical conferences and training opportunities of great value and interest wherever you are in your career.
     
  • The industrial representation provided by your Union ensures you and your colleagues maintain hard-won conditions, receive regular pay-rises and continue to make gains for your profession. For any individual needs, so long as you are already a member at the time the issue arises, the Union is just a phonecall away.  
     
  • At the end of your career, the Union is still here for you, with access to the Retired Members Association open to all retired members.

Your workplace news

  • National Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week begins

    Today is National Sorry Day, held on 26 May each year, and is an important reminder to acknowledge and recognise members of the Stolen Generation. National Reconciliation Week starts this Wednesday, 27 May.

    26 May 2020
  • Emergency Town Hall meeting on Childcare in Australia

    You are invited to an emergency Town Hall meeting on the future of childcare and early learning.

    25 May 2020
  • Extension granted for Experienced Teacher accreditation

    As a result of COVID-19 disruptions, ISTAA has extended the submission date for Band 2 - 3 portfolios.

    25 May 2020
  • Stop the "snap back" ending free childcare

    Australian families have been enjoying free child care for six weeks now, but the Government will decide next week whether ‘free childcare’ will be switched off at the end of June.

    22 May 2020
  • ACT Catholic systemic schools EA Update: Pay rise due

    A pay rise was due for teachers in NSW and for support staff and principals in both NSW and the ACT in January 2020. For teachers in the ACT a pay rise will be due from July 2020. Additional pay increases will also occur in 2021 under the enterprise agreement applying to teachers in ACT government schools and under awards applying to employees in NSW government schools.

    21 May 2020