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

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    20 Jul 2017
  • PD and awards

    The IEU offers an extensive program of PD provided free to its members.

    19 Jul 2017
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    19 Jul 2017
  • Inspection Shortcuts

    The IEU has been in discussions with NESA to ensure clarity as to the processes underpinning inspections both random and cyclical. Principals should note that a ‘risk’ approach is now utilised by NESA.

    19 Jul 2017
  • Your concerns

    On behalf of the IEU, we hope that Term 3 has started well for you and your school community. 

    19 Jul 2017