Education Support Personnel (Support Staff)

Teacher Assistants, Laboratory Technicians, Aboriginal Education, Youth Workers, Library Technicians, School Admin and Business Managers who deliver better support and education and keep Tasmania’s schools running. 

Because without ESPs, learning stops. 

Join the campaign to lift learning for every child

Here is what ESP members can achieve in union.

Keep our best education support personnel and allied health professionals, and attract more, by lifting wages to be competitive with other states and territories and keep pace with cost of living.
Recognise the importance and professionalism of Teacher Assistants and other Education Support Personnel by reducing the time they are stood down without pay and ensuring they have secure jobs they can rely on.
Ensure tools of work are provided without cost to staff, such as Working With Vulnerable People checks and laptop computers.
Improve access to Professional Learning for support staff and allied health professionals to maintain and improve the level of support provided to students.
Attract and retain quality professionals at isolated schools with targeted incentives so remote students aren’t disadvantaged.
Increased in-class support and professional support staff such as Teacher Assistants, Education Support Specialists, Social Workers and Speech and Language Pathologists.
Establish class size limits that ensure students and staff are safe in class.
Ensure the critical health care work of Teacher Assistants is recognised and paid appropriately.
Recognise the central role of libraries and laboratories in schools by employing adequate technicians and recognising their qualifications.

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As Education Support Personnel we are on the frontline daily but often feel undervalued and unseen. Today we are celebrating all the amazing work you do and recognising the difficulties you face every day. Along with our teacher colleagues we have an ever growing voice that speaks for us all.

Jo Stevens

AEU Deputy President – Support Staff Sector

Representing all Education Support Personnel

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Education Support Personnel (Support Staff) can achieve more in union