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Beginning Educators (first five years)

Beginning_teacher_in_class_web_qual.pngOur union supports beginning educators (teachers in their first five years in the profession) to achieve their professional goals.

Being a member of our union means you have the benefits of collectively negotiating fair and equitable working conditions.

Our union also connects beginning educators with quality professional development to help them navigate their early years in the classroom and meet their certified professional development requirements.

TLN - quality professional development at your fingertips

TLN_blue-blackclear.pngOur union offers full access to online professional development for early career teacher members - for FREE!

Through the Teacher Learning Network (TLN), you can access to more than 100 online workshops, covering a broad range of topics.

2019 course lists:

Term 1
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Term 3
Term 4


TLN workshops cover topics like classroom management, utilising technology, supporting students with disability and lesson planning strategies, which are designed to build your professional skills and empower your teaching practise.

How does it work?

The workshops are a mix of live workshops that allow you to interact with presenters and participants as well as recorded workshops that you can complete at any time. All workshops are accessed through the TLN website and associated software.

Is there a cost?

TLN workshops will be FREE of charge for IEU members who are part of BEnet (teachers in the first five years). 

Our union is proud to enhance PD opportunities for our early career teacher members. We know it is critical in your early years in the profession – particularly for those in regional and remote areas.

Click here to logon to or activate your TLN account.

(Note: you must logon with the email addressed associated with your union membership.)

If you need assistance with your TLN account, get in touch.

Upcoming scheduled events

Art_and_science_of_teaching.pngOur union regularly hosts scheduled workshops at a range of locations to provide further professional development opportunities for early career teachers.

These workshops are delivered by expert presenters and cover topics tailored to early career teachers, including: lesson planning, inclusive education, teacher registration, behaviour management & more.

View a current schedule of upcoming workshops on our Eventbrite page.

BEnet: a dedicated network for IEU beginning educator members


BEnet is our union's dedicated network that ensures aspiring and early-career educators receive all the support they need.

Your source of information and support

In addition to our PD program, as a student or beginning educator member you will receive our regular BEnet e-newsletter, which provides tailored news and advice to support you in your teaching journey. The newsletter is sent via email twice per school term. 

Keep in touch

Like the BEnet Facebook page to receive latest updates, tips and advice.

Latest website news

Click here to view latest beginning educator website news

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Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.