Member Awards / Teacher Education Bursaries
Every year, our union recognises the contribution of dedicated IEUA-QNT members through a number of Awards, which are presented at our AGM.
Our union also supports the next generation of teachers by awarding Teacher Education Bursaries to university students, with a connection to our union, studying education.
2018 winners have now been announced!
Click here to read about the 2018 Member Award recipients.
John (Max) MacDermott Award
Nominations are now called for the ‘John (Max) MacDermott Award’, presented in recognition of members’ outstanding contributions to their union.
This award has been extended to enable members to recognise both the outstanding efforts of individual activists and the efforts of school chapters, chapter executives or chapter networks.
- Has worked diligently and tirelessly to assist members to address their issues.
- Has acted with honesty, integrity and courage in the conduct of union affairs.
- Has promoted member action and networking at the chapter and/or branch level.
- Has made an outstanding contribution to their school chapter and/or branch and IEUA-QNT through activism in a specific area.
Ruth George School Officer Award
In recognition of the outstanding contribution made by individual school officers on behalf of their colleagues, our union established the ‘Ruth George School Officer Award’ and is calling for nominations.
- Has made an outstanding contribution to the school chapter and IEUA-QNT through activism in a specific area.
- Works diligently and tirelessly to represent the interests of school officers.
- Acts with honesty, integrity and courage in the conduct of our union’s activities.
Examples of activist activities might include:
- participation in union activities such as meetings, protests, rallies, campaigns, professional development and training;
- dissemination of union information;
- recruitment of colleagues;
- promoting awareness of Award conditions;
- pursuing accurate role descriptions for themselves and colleagues;
- participating in enterprise bargaining negotiations and the single bargaining unit (SBU);
- acting as a representative on the school consultative committee; or
- involvement in school workplace policy development e.g. health and safety issues such as anti-bullying and discrimination.
Elizabeth McCall Award
The Elizabeth McCall Award was established to honour inspirational member Elizabeth McCall who died as a result of a tragic accident outside her school on Thursday, 27 April 2006.
The award is for a woman who demonstrates a fundamental commitment to the principles of unionism and in particular gives expression to the pursuit of social justice issues.
The award may be given to more than one woman in any given year.
A recipient of the Elizabeth McCall Award will:
Demonstrate a fundamental commitment to the principles of unionism by:
- Actively building membership strength and a strong collective voice;
- Being educated about the issues impacting on her and her colleagues and what they can do about them;
- Building a collective culture and supporting her colleagues in her workplace to achieve fair and just outcomes.
Actively encourage the expression of the voice of the collective in the pursuit of social justice issues by:
- Working to bring social justice issues to the attention of her colleagues and seeking to inspire and educate others through her own example;
- Recognising the importance of educating for social justice and inspiring students in her care to investigate issues they care deeply about;
- Taking action to promote social justice and fairness by standing alongside like-minded colleagues;
- Recognising our union’s capacity to achieve social justice.
Judith Cooper Award (NT only)
Nominations are called for the ‘Judith Cooper Award’ which is presented in recognition of a member’s outstanding contribution as a union representative and/or in recognition of a Chapter’s outstanding contribution to building a strong union.
The award is presented to a member or chapter from the Northern Territory.
The award provides the opportunity for a School Chapter to recognise the outstanding efforts of Chapter activists by nominating those most deserving of this award.
The award recognises the particular contribution of all union activists and especially honours an outstanding contribution of an individual on behalf of Chapter members.
- Works diligently and tirelessly to assist members to address their issues.
- Acts with honesty, integrity and courage in the conduct of union affairs.
- Promotes member education, action and networking at the Chapter and/or Division level.
- Has made an outstanding contribution to the School Chapter and our union through activism in a specific area.
Teacher Education Bursaries
The IEUA-QNT Teacher Education Bursaries were established in 2009, to celebrate our union’s 90th Anniversary. These bursaries are once again being offered to encourage eligible students who are studying for a teaching qualification.
Each year, four pre-service education students will be awarded general education bursaries of $1,000.
The fifth bursary, the John Nash Bursary, valued at $2,000 will be awarded to an outstanding applicant.