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March 21, 2022

There’s no need to feel alone on your professional journey; your union offers opportunities for inclusion and support.

Learn more
Federation offers a range of free beginning teacher courses and conferences across the state, and covers the cost of casual relief to ensure all members have access. Content includes:

  • your employment and working conditions as a casual, temporary, or permanent teacher
  • processes for achieving accreditation at Proficient Teacher with NESA, including the gathering of appropriate evidence and using lesson observations through the first years of teaching
  • advice for teachers maintaining accreditation at Proficient
  • planning and programming
  • classroom management
  • Aboriginal education.

Assistance in your workplace
If you are experiencing a problem in the workplace or recognise a workplace-wide issue, you are encouraged to speak to your elected Federation Representative, Women’s Contact or Workplace Committee members, who may then refer the matter to your local Organiser for further support and advice.

When you need confidential advice on employment matters, contact the Professional Support team via 1300 654 369 or ProfessionalSupport@nswtf.org.au.

Connect over common concerns
You can engage with members who share similar interests, through a range of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), such as:

  • Teacher-Librarian
  • Aboriginal Education
  • LGBTIQ
  • School Counsellors
  • Multicultural
  • Peace, Environmental and International Issues
  • Small Schools.

A Federation officer is attached to each group, and some areas of concern have an elected committee attached. Email mail@nswtf. org.au and request to join one (or more!) of the SIGs to keep up with information and advice in your area of interest.

Your contribution counts
The success of Federation’s campaigns, such as More than Thanks or Rebuild with TAFE, is dependent on the engagement of all members. It is imperative that we gain the necessary betterments to the teaching profession now to ensure the ongoing quality of public education in NSW. Get involved by:

  • attending your workplace meetings and talking with your elected workplace Federation Representatives
  • nominating to be on your Workplace Committee
  • attending your local Association meetings
  • attending live broadcasts to hear campaign updates and priorities from Federation’s Presidential Officers
  • supporting and participating in any community, political and industrial actions, when advised by the union.
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