Supporting the independent education community


The IEU represents Directors of Studies, teachers and support staff in the English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students industry.

In 1989 the IEU established the first award in Australia for the ELICOS industry and has achieved regular wage increases ever since.

The Union is constantly involved in negotiations to improve wages and conditions for teachers at the state level and for teachers and support staff at individual colleges.

Officers from the Union are available to advise you on your entitlements and working conditions either over the phone or by visiting your workplace.

In addition, every issue of Newsmonth contains an editorial by ELICOS Organiser Kendall Warren.


Do you have something to say about an issue impacting on your industry or do you want to know your rights? Email ELICOS Organiser Kendall Warren at


Your workplace news

  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    In a year that’s seen violence against women escalate dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, observing International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women has never been more urgent.

    25 Nov 2020
  • AIS schools pay offers map

    25 Nov 2020
  • 98% vote ‘Yes’ for new Catholic Systemic EA

    Congratulations to the thousands of members in Catholic Systemic schools who voted in favour of a new Enterprise Agreement. A fantastic 98% of votes went in favour of the union endorsed deal, that will secure 2.3% pay rises for next year as well as make meaningful impacts on your accreditation and entitlements.

    25 Nov 2020
  • NewsExtra: Catholic independent schools - Model A

    An enterprise bargaining update for members in the Model A grouping of Catholic independent schools, bargaining as a separate group for new Teachers and Support Staff Multi-Enterprise Agreements (MEAs).

    25 Nov 2020
  • You're invited: We Won't Wait 16 days of action

    Members are invited to the launch of Unions NSW's ‘16 Days of Action for the Elimination of Violence against Women’ and the new workplace resource “Working From Home Isn’t Safe When Home Isn’t Safe: How to respond to family & domestic violence in home-based workplaces.”

    24 Nov 2020