INTAN is the Indonesian Teachers’ Association of South Australia and is the peak body and voice of teachers of Indonesian language and culture across all South Australian education schooling sectors. According to the INTAN constitution, the association aims:
to support and further the study and teaching of the Indonesian language and culture in school at all levels, universities and other institutions of learning;
to offer support to all teachers and students of Indonesian on matters of concern;
to foster contact by teachers and students with speakers of Indonesian in the community and abroad;
to cooperate with other institutions, societies, associations or other bodies that have an interest in the study and/or teaching of the Indonesian language and culture.
INTAN offers membership to all educators of Indonesian, and members are drawn from the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD), Catholic Education SA (CESA) and the Association of Independent Schools of SA (AISSA).
The INTAN Committee:
advocates for teachers of Indonesian across all education sectors and works with AISSA, DECD and CESA
organises and runs professional development activities on a regular basis for teachers
keeps teachers informed through regular newsletters and email updates
organises the Annual INTAN Conference
provides feedback and responds to departmental initiatives and documents
provides representatives to Modern Language Teachers’ Association (MLTASA) and Council of Educational Associations of South Australia (CEASA)
liaises with the tertiary sector to enhance professional development opportunities for teachers
supports the work of the Australian-Indonesian Association of South Australia (AIA)
provides information about events and contacts with the Indonesian community in South Australia.