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Knowledge Counts

Best-in-class banking benefits for the South Australian education community.

Our commitment to shaping our state started over 65 years ago, when we were founded by teachers, for teachers.

Our Knowledge Counts banking benefits provide the South Australian education community and their eligible immediate family members with exclusive offers, discounts and products. 

It's our way of saying thank you.

Enjoy special rates, exclusive products and a number of fee waivers, while also feeling good about giving back to your local South Australian education community. It’s win-win!

Not sure if you're eligible for Knowledge Counts banking benefits? These exclusive banking benefits are available to any current or retired employee of the South Australian education community, students carrying out studies in education, and their immediate family (parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren, siblings and partners only).

    Educator+ Account

    We’re giving back to the South Australian education community with a transaction account that pays interest on your entire balance, no matter how many transactions you make!

    Term Deposit benefit

    The education community can earn an additional 0.10% p.a. on the current advertised Term Deposit Rates. Learn more.

    Personal Loan rate reductions

    Need a personal or car loan? Receive a 1.00% p.a. reduction on all car and personal loan interest rates, with no establishment fee!

    $2,000 cashback offer

    If you’re looking for some extra cash in your pocket, we’re offering $2,000 cashback on eligible home loans.

    Open an Educator+ Account with Credit Union SA between 30 May and 8 December 2024* to automatically go into the draw to win $1,000.

    To be eligible, you must be:

    • a current or retired employee of the South Australian education community,
    • a student carrying out studies in education, or
    • an eligible immediate family member (parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren, siblings and partners only).

      Terms and conditions apply. *Educator+ Account must be active (open) on the date that the draw is conducted.

      Not sure if you're eligible for our Knowledge Counts education banking benefits?

      Knowledge Counts banking benefits are available to any current or retired employee of the South Australian education community, as well as students carrying out studies in education. If you work as an SSO, receptionist, contract teacher, TRT, student teacher, groundsman, TAFE lecturer, librarian, classroom teacher or University co-ordinator (just to name a few), you are eligible for our Knowledge Counts banking benefits.

      Plus, your immediate family members (parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren, siblings and partners only) are eligible too.

      Conference entry form

      Enquire now about Knowledge Counts.

      For security reasons, current members of Credit Union SA are asked to submit all account enquiries through Internet Banking Secure Mail.

      You will receive a call from our specialists between 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 2pm on Saturdays.

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      Peter Dinan

      Relationship Manager

      Peter has worked in the finance industry for 30 years in a variety of roles. He has been helping Credit Union SA members for the past 16 years, six as a Mobile Lending Manager and now a Relationship Manager, primarily assisting South Australian educators do more with their money. Peter regularly visits schools on the Eyre Peninsula, Fleurieu Peninsula and Eastern, Western and Southern Adelaide. Peter also attends numerous education conferences in both the metropolitan area and country regions.

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      John Elvin

      Relationship Manager

      John has worked in the finance industry for over 30 years with a variety of roles including business banking, investment and lending. He has been with Credit Union SA for 16 years as a Mobile Lending Manager and now a Relationship Manager primarily in the Northern region, helping South Australian educators to do more with their money. John has visited almost every school and attended every education related conference in South Australia!

      Frequently asked questions
      View all Knowledge Counts FAQs

      Knowledge Counts education banking benefits provides members of the South Australian education community and their eligible immediate family members with exclusive offers, discounts and products.

      Knowledge Counts banking benefits are available to current or retired employees of the South Australian education community, students carrying out studies in education, and their eligible immediate family members (parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren, siblings and partners only).

      No. If you work within education in South Australia, no matter what sector (including public, private, university), or you are studying education, you and your eligible immediate family members are entitled to our Knowledge Counts banking benefits.

      Eligible immediate family members include parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren, siblings and partners only.

      Nothing! You will continue to receive our Knowledge Counts banking benefits. Retired education workers and their eligible immediate family members are still entitled to join and receive our banking benefits for the South Australian education community.

      Yes. Our Knowledge Counts banking benefits are available to all members of the South Australia education community and their eligible immediate family members. This includes early childhood educators and students studying early childhood education.

      If you’re an existing member of Credit Union SA and you have an eligible immediate family member that is part of the South Australian education community (parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren, siblings and partner only), send us a Secure Mail message or call us on (08) 8202 7777, and we can help you receive our Knowledge Counts banking benefits. Eligibility criteria applies.

      If you’re not a member of Credit Union SA but have an eligible immediate family member that is part of the education community, you can still receive all the benefits just by joining Credit Union SA online and selecting ‘Education’ from the drop-down box in the online application form.

      INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW

      This is general advice only and you should consider the terms and conditions before determining whether any of our products are suitable to your situation.

      Knowledge Counts banking benefits are available to current or retired employees of the South Australian education community, students carrying out studies in education, and their eligible immediate family members (parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren, siblings and partners only).

      Conditions, fees and lending criteria apply and are available upon request.

      Special offers may be withdrawn at any time.

      The target market for this product can be found within the product’s Target Market Determination (TMD), available at creditunionsa.com.au/legal/terms-and-conditions/target-market-determination.