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TPAN is run by teachers, not union officials.


Zero party politics, which means lower fees

Workplace issues are resolved in a consultative manner

All issues are completed and not left unresolved

Initial response to enquiries within one business day


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                    *This price comparison is comparing full-time annual memberships 

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Support Whenever You Need It


TPAN provides professional indemnity insurance, along with personalised advice and legal assistance, to quickly resolve any workplace issues.


Lower Fees, Without The Politics 


Not one cent of your hard-earned membership money goes to any political party or cause. 100% goes to providing protection and advancement to you and your profession.

Membership fees are approximately 50% less than the NSW Teachers Federation and approximately 30% less than the IEU of NSW.

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Improved Working Conditions


TPAN helps and advises working teachers to openly negotiate enterprise agreements, with a focus on practical outcomes in each workplace.

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Putting Teachers' Interests First


Focusing on students and learning – not on paperwork. By reducing administration, we aim to let teachers ‘teach again’.

Any savings should be passed on as pay rises to teachers not funding administration/HR.


A Choice in Representation


Only teachers – not the government – should choose who represents and protects them.

This means all TPAN teachers – not union officials – have a real say in the running of the education system.




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The Teachers' Professional Association of New South Wales (TPAN) - ABN 93 587 935 271 (also representing ACT) is an industrial association of employees, whose principal purpose is to protect and promote the interests of members in matters concerning their employment. We are a non-party political alternative to other unions. Our membership fees are lower and reflective of costs rather than your salary. We provide all the same services, plus Professional Indemnity Insurance.