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Pre-service teachers and the AEU
The AEU provides strong support to pre-service teachers making the transition into their professional careers.
We offer a wide range of professional development and information sessions to help you land your first teaching position, including:
'Meet the Principals': Your chance to meet primary and secondary principals, hear what they look for in a graduate teacher, discuss the application process and much more.
'PD in the Pub': Held in venues across Victoria, these sessions are a great opportunity to develop your teaching practice in areas such as behaviour management, classroom dynamics and student engagement.
Advice on applying for jobs in government schools.
Don't forget our Student Teacher Conference.
All public school teachers are covered by the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2013.
Interested to know the working conditions and wages of current teachers, education support staff, and principal class? Click here.
New Educator Network
When you’re in the AEU, you’re also part of a vibrant, diverse community of fellow educators. The New Educator Network (NEN) is a community network run specifically for student and graduate members.
NEN runs social events for AEU members who are at a similar stage in their careers and provides opportunities for you to meet others, get involved in the union, help create policy and become active in key campaigns that will affect your working life and your students.
Every AEU student member is automatically joined up to NEN. Come join us online at our NEN Facebook page.
The AEU: the union for you
We understand that graduate teachers face specific challenges at work, and we’ve achieved some significant outcomes for grads over the years, including:
a 5% reduction in workload for all full-time graduates in their first year
access to a laptop for work use at no cost to the teacher
a mentor for all graduates working full-time in their first year
an increase in he first year graduate salary, from $58,498 to $63,356 since 2012.
These accomplishments weren’t won easily and couldn’t have happened without the collective strength of our members. We encourage our student members to get involved in the AEU – come to our training, meet others, attend our conferences, and keep up to date with the latest news, features, tips and tricks relevant to you.