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Why the TPAV is the Best Union for Teachers and Educators

What makes the TPAV the best union for teachers and educators across Victoria and Tasmania?

From comprehensive insurance coverage and expert legal representation to dedicated advocacy for better working conditions, enterprise bargaining, and professional development (PD), we are committed to providing you with all the necessary tools and resources to support you and enhance your career. 

How We Support You: 

Red Protect - Legal Representation

Navigating the complexities of the education system can be daunting, but with the TPAV, you're never alone. Our expert industrial advocates and legal support team are considered some of Australia's best. We guarantee expert legal support for a range of workplace issues, including Enterprise Bargaining, pay disputes, internal conflicts, bullying, and more. Most importantly, we guarantee a resolution to your issue. Read about how we helped a casual teacher facing unjust misconduct accusations or how we successfully turned a threat of termination into reinstatement.

Red Protect - Enterprise Bargaining & Working Condition Advocacy

At the TPAV, we believe in the power of collective bargaining and advocating for better working conditions. Our skilled negotiators will fight tooth and nail to secure fair Enterprise Agreements that reflect your rights and aspirations. We also advocate for positive change in workplace policies, procedures, and systems. Read how we protected teachers’ LSL rights & other entitlements or how we advocated for a safe and healthy workplace for a teacher experiencing health issues.

RedU CPD (Optional Add-On)

Continuous professional development is the cornerstone of growth and success. That's why the TPAV offers RedU—a vast online learning platform specifically designed to meet your registration requirements. With hundreds of hours of diverse content, you'll have access to teaching-specific and general industry courses.

We also offer free PD courses, like our popular webinar Dealing with Difficult People.

Red Protect - Professional Indemnity Insurance

When it comes to protecting your professional reputation, the TPAV has you covered. Our comprehensive Professional Indemnity Insurance policy offers up to $10 million in coverage, ensuring you're safeguarded against unforeseen circumstances. With unlimited retroactive cover and run-off cover for 84 months, you can teach with confidence.

Guarantees That Set Us Apart:

Zero Party Politics

Your membership funds  are never used for party political purposes or to support any particular political party. At the TPAV, we are focused solely on our members, which is why we’re so affordable! We don’t waste away your money pursuing political issues – we fight for you.

Australia's Most Contactable Professional Association Guarantee

We pride ourselves on being the most contactable professional association in Australia. A response to all frontline enquiries made by members is guaranteed within 24 business hours. If you don't receive a response, we'll give you $25 off your next membership payment.

"We Will Fight" Guarantee:

We back our members, no matter what. We fight for you, regardless of the circumstances, because your rights and interests are our top priority. With the TPAV by your side, you'll never face your battles alone.

We invite you to experience the support, protection, and advocacy of the TPAV yourself.

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Want to find out more or have a question? Get in touch with us:

Email: 1300 252 777
Phone: hotline@tpav.asn.au 
Or book a meeting