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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your workplace news
Early childhood members benefit greatly from IEU membership through access to professional development courses through the Teachers Learning Network (TLN). Many of these courses are NESA registered and will count towards the maintenance of your teacher accreditation and provide opportunities to stay on top of current issues in early years education.12 Jul 2017
Teachers working in the early childhood sector are continuing their fight for equal remuneration with male professionals in other industries.07 Jul 2017
Malek Fahd Islamic school can continue to function on a temporary basis after an appeal lodged in the Federal Court by the school's new board on 6 July was successful. The court ordered the Government pay the school money owed and to continue monthly funding payments.07 Jul 2017
Teachers who are on Step 12 in 2017 are eligible to apply for the Experienced Teacher classification in 2018 under the newly adopted Hybrid model.28 Jun 2017
Sponsored by Teachers Mutual Bank, the free Steps to Success seminar on 7 July offers all teaching students or recent graduates tips and advice on how to get a job and how to make the most of your first job, as well as managing money and dealing with the accreditation process.22 Jun 2017