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 email@example.com.
Your workplace news
Media Release: Remove NSW pay cap to elevate teacher status
The Independent Education Union of Australia NSW/ACT Branch, which represents over 32,000 teachers, support staff and principals in the non-government education sector, is not surprised by most of the findings of the NSW Upper House Committee Inquiry into Teacher Shortages and Education Outcomes in NSW, tabled on 24 February.28 Feb 2023
Ministers listening: IEU members speak up at Federal Government’s Early Years Summit
IEU member Janene Rox and IEUA Federal Secretary Christine Cooper were at the National Early Years Summit in Canberra in February, headed up by Minister for Early Childhood Education Dr Anne Aly and Minister for Social Services Amanda Rishworth.27 Feb 2023
IEU Speaks: A First Nations Voice is a historical step towards true reconciliation
The IEU is committed to support a ‘Yes’ referendum outcome to enshrine a First Nations Voice in the Australian Constitution. Read the latest IEU Speaks.22 Feb 2023
IEU Update - Catholic Systemic Schools EA Negotiations
The IEU continues to push for improvements in pay and conditions for teachers and support staff employed in Catholic systemic schools. Here's an email update sent to members on 21 February 2023.21 Feb 2023
Tool to showcase your work: The Teachers in Early Education workshop
Teachers, unions, employers and other stakeholders gathered recently to discuss how to gain better recognition for those in the Early Childhood Education and Care profession.21 Feb 2023