Visiting teacher jobs saved

The Australian Education Union Victorian Branch has welcomed the announcement that the Andrews Government will not cut visiting teacher positions.

Education Minister Hutchins has listened to the calls of AEU members, parents/carers, and schools, with the decision ensuring that public school students with significant additional needs will continue to receive the critical education and support provided by visiting teachers. 

“This is an important win for our members and the students, their families, and schools they work with. AEU members are congratulated for all their efforts to campaign against these cuts.

“By highlighting the important role visiting teachers play in our schools, we have been able to ensure the continuation of this important program,” said Victorian Branch President Meredith Peace.

“Visiting teachers are expert, specialised teachers who play a crucial role in our public schools and help ensure that students in need get the supports they require to thrive academically and socially.

“We are pleased the Minister has genuinely engaged with the AEU, parents, disability advocacy groups, families and the community and taken this proposal off the table.

“And this Union win ensures that visiting teachers will continue to play an important role across Victoria’s public schools,” Ms Peace said.


22 August 2023