Prac win for early childhood teachers

The IEU has negotiated significant increases in the payment to be made to teachers supervising university students undertaking professional experience in early childhood.

The current rate of $21.60 per day had remaiissatisfaction with the current daily rate and made a claim that it be increased.

IEU members in schools refused to accept student teachers, demonstrated the strong member support for the IEU claim.

The following rates are payable from 2015 for the supervision of students from Charles Sturt University, Macquarie University, Southern Cross University, the University of New England, the University of Technology Sydney, the University of Western Sydney, the University of Wollongong, the Australian Catholic University, the University of New South Wales, the University of Newcastle, The University of Notre Dame and the University of Sydney

These rates apply to early childhood teachers who supervise university students.

The NSW Government has recently made amendments to the Teacher Accreditation Act and early childhood teachers will need to be accredited with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) under the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in 2017.

The IEU will keep you informed on the requirements for accreditation as they come available.

If you supervise university students undertaking professional experience from one of the above universities but do not receive this payment from your employer please contact your organiser at the IEU.

Lisa James