Supporting the independent education community


The IEU represents principals and teachers holding comparable positions, such as directors of studies in ELICOS colleges.

The Union conducts regular meetings of principals to ensure we are able to vigorously and accurately represent your views and meet your particular needs.

For any questions regarding the Principals Branch of the Union, contact IEU Principals Branch Organiser Pam Smith via

Your workplace news

  • NewsExtra: Catholic Systemic schools EA update

    The union is close to finalising new enterprise agreements (EAs) to apply to employees in Catholic systemic schools in NSW and the ACT. The union has been in extensive negotiations with the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations and we now expect to be able to endorse a new NSW and ACT Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020 for voting by employees in late October or early November.

    25 Sep 2020
  • Experienced Teacher applications in independent schools

    New optional earlier submission date of 28 October 2020.

    25 Sep 2020
  • NewsExtra: AIS schools Enterprise Agreement bargaining update

    AIS stalls bargaining - the AIS advised the union this week that it does not intend to meet again with the union until November and it is unclear whether new enterprise agreements will be negotiatied.

    23 Sep 2020
  • NSW workers get paid pandemic leave

    NSW workers will have access to the federal government’s paid pandemic leave program after Premier Gladys Berejiklian opted in to the scheme that pays people without sick leave $1500 when they are required to self-isolate.

    21 Sep 2020
  • Giveaway draw for ELICOS members

    Your union is conducting a giveaway competition exclusively for members in post-secondary colleges.

    15 Sep 2020