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Teacher Assistant survey

THIS WEEK your union sent  a survey to Teacher Assistants about qualifications of those working in kindergartens.

This comes after a Federal Government directive that by the start of 2014 all Kinder TAs  need to have or be working towards Certificate III, Children’s Services (Child Care) or Education Support III – This is different to the  Certificate II, III or IV in Education (Teacher Aide) that a lot of TAs hold.

The survey asked a number of questions including  if Teacher Assistants  would be willing to undertake training, and if they’d be willing to do so at their employers or own expense.

The survey will identify how many TAs need to do the training and how the CPSU can them this process. If you’re a Teacher Assistant, email your completed survey to or fax 6331 4309 by Wednesday 3 October.

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