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

  • Workload and wellbeing

    As in previous years, the IEU has supported the Teachers Health Fund principals' wellbeing survey and has encouraged the participation of principal members.

    20 Oct 2018
  • Let’s talk

    Codes of conduct for parents and carers, the implementation of Learning Progressions in some dioceses, students with disabilities and the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data…

    20 Oct 2018
  • School staff need protection from discrimination too

    The Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA) opposes discrimination based on a person’s sexuality.

    18 Oct 2018
  • Book launch: Writing from detention on Manus

    You are invited to attend a union book launch of ‘No friend but the mountain: writing from Manus Prison’ by imprisoned refugee Behrouz Boochani. Organising to #BRINGTHEMHERE

    17 Oct 2018
  • News Release: IEU congratulates the Labor Party re extending preschool access to three year olds

    Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten and Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development, Amanda Rishworth, said a Shorten Labor Government will introduce a new two year National Preschool and Kindy Program ...

    17 Oct 2018