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Community First launches collaboration with NSW Teachers Training and Support Organisation

Community First has established a new partnership with hatch, an online, not-for-profit organisation in NSW, which provides support and services for trainee teachers to transition into full professional status.

A cooperative effort of key NSW professional teaching organisations, hatch delivers teaching resources and provides employment support and guidance on regulatory requirements for teaching staff. 

John Tancevski, CEO of Community First Credit Union, says, “Our name Community First Credit Union speaks of the commitment we make to the communities in which our members live and work.

“Whether it’s supporting the vital work of our teachers or the McGrath Foundation in raising over $870,000 towards specialist breast cancer nurses, our community commitment is an integral part of who we are.

“Our support for hatch also illustrates that we continuously look for ways to develop our community connections while exploring opportunities to build new relationships and expand our network of alliance partners.”

Hatching a long-term plan to support for teachers

A cooperative effort of key NSW professional teaching organisations, including principals and deans of education at several of the state’s universities, hatch was established on the belief that all student teachers are entitled to quality training and appropriate qualifications The organisation also provides support and services for teachers, including the curating of quality teaching resources and publications, employment support, and regulatory guidance. 

The platform was established not only to maintain high quality teaching levels in NSW schools but to also enable teachers and schools to connect efficiently to build mutually beneficial relationships.

“The collaboration with hatch represents an opportunity to support an innovative new platform while paving the way for future opportunities for our business to assist the teaching community with financial literacy, provide access to great value products and services, and potentially bespoke products designed to help teachers achieve their financial goals,” Mr Tancevski adds.


Community First Credit Union Limited ABN 80 087 649 938 AFSL/Australian credit licence 231204


Last updated: 05 November 2019

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