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

  • No 'them and us'

    New principal Belinda Burton said serving as an IEU Rep for more than 20 years has been no impediment to her promotion.

    13 Mar 2019
  • Annual wellbeing survey

    A nationwide survey found one in three Australian school leaders was physically attacked and one in two experienced threats of violence at work.

    13 Mar 2019
  • Union solidarity with Strike 4 Climate protesters

    The IEU stands in solidarity with students striking for climate justice on 15 March.

    12 Mar 2019
  • Reminder: Experienced Teacher accreditation

    The IEU is committed to assisting every eligible member to achieve Experienced Teacher accreditation. Find information about accreditation pathways and submissions within.

    07 Mar 2019
  • Living standards at 30 year low

    The living standards of everyday Australians have declined to their lowest point in 30 years, according to a new ACTU report based on ABS data.

    06 Mar 2019