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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 is excited to offer extended and exclusive access to online professional development for our early career teacher members - for FREE!

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

*Click here to download the 2018 course list*

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.

You will be able to create a personalised TLN account which will store your workshop registrations, remind you about upcoming sessions and allow you to easily export attendance certificates to assist in meeting your certified PD requirements.

Simply log on to TLN through your computer, laptop or tablet device and access timely, relevant PD at your fingertips.

Is there a cost?

TLN workshops will be FREE of charge for IEU members who are part of BEnet. The cost to access the TLN as a non-member is $150 per workshop. As a financial IEU member, you can complete as many workshops as you like, FREE of charge.

Our union is proud to enhance PD opportunities for our early career teacher members. We know that quality PD is critical in your early years in the profession – particularly for our members 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.

The benefits of belonging to BEnet

Members who are aspiring educators or teachers in their first five years also receive the benefits of our Beginning Educators Network (BEnet).


BEnet is a dedicated network that ensures aspiring and early-career educators receive all the support they need.

Your source of information and support

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. 

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