Supporting the independent education community

Support staff

The IEU represents non-teaching support staff in schools, colleges and other educational institutions, with the exception of those employed in early childhood services.

Support staff can include school secretaries, teachers' aides, laboratory and library assistants, canteen staff, maintenance workers and groundkeepers.

The Union has achieved regular increases for support staff comparable with those of teacher-members and has constantly sought to improve working conditions for support staff in line with improvements achieved for teachers. Occupational Health and Safety is a major priority of the union and of particular concern for support staff.

The participation of support staff within the Union is further strengthened through the School Support Staff Advisory Committee and the contribution of Support Staff Vice President Carolyn Collins as a member of the IEU Executive.

The School Support Staff Advisory Committee has seven members from a broad range of classifications and sectors including clerical employees, school assistants, boarding house staff, and grounds and maintenance staff.

Your workplace news

  • Chinese students

    Recently, the media has been full of stories regarding the role of international students in the education sector, particularly in the light of the ongoing unrest in Hong Kong.

    08 Sep 2019
  • Legal matters

    In recent months, there have been some significant improvements to the prevailing modern award, the Educational Services (Post-Secondary Education) Award 2010.

    08 Sep 2019
  • Annual report

    In October, the NSW/ACT IEU will hold its Annual General Meeting, included in that is a report on the state of play in the private post secondary education sector.

    08 Sep 2019
  • Agreements

    Your Union continues to work away at improving working conditions for members across the sector.

    08 Sep 2019
  • Nineteen per cent pay rise for support staff in government schools

    Pay rises have just been agreed (on 3 September) for support staff in government schools, following an application by the Public Service Association (PSA).

    04 Sep 2019