Supporting the independent education community


  • Through every stage of your career, your Union is here for You, representing you industrially and professionally and supporting your individual needs in your workplace.
  • Pre-service teachers may access free membership during your initial teacher education degree. The Union runs a range of pre-service teacher and accreditation workshops throughout the year which you may attend.
  • The Union also provides a range of practical professional development and union training courses which are useful throughout your career.
  • The Union also provides a range of other popular and practical conferences and training opportunities of great value and interest wherever you are in your career.
  • The industrial representation provided by your Union ensures you and your colleagues maintain hard-won conditions, receive regular pay-rises and continue to make gains for your profession. For any individual needs, so long as you are already a member at the time the issue arises, the Union is just a phonecall away.  
  • At the end of your career, the Union is still here for you, with access to the Retired Members Association open to all retired members.

Your workplace news

  • Catholic systemic schools: Vote on Enterprise Agreement

    Teachers and support staff in NSW and ACT Catholic systemic schools will vote on their new NSW and ACT Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020 (the EA) in early November, most likely from Monday 9 November to Friday 13 November.

    28 Oct 2020
  • UnionsACT gendered violence survey

    Join Canberra unionists and take the survey on work health safety and gendered violence. We need everyone in the ACT to take part. Participants go in the draw to win. Stand up for safety. Solidarity against sexism.

    28 Oct 2020
  • Literacy and numeracy writers for the NSW Curriculum Review/Reform

    NESA has invited the IEU to nominate suitable K–6 teachers with expertise in English or Mathematics to be curriculum writers for the new NSW K–6 English and Maths syllabuses. The initial focus will be on the early years of schooling, so current experience in teaching K-2 is a requirement. Members who may wish to represent the IEU in this project are invited to submit an expression of interest.

    26 Oct 2020
  • IEU joins more than 80 organisations to condemn One Nation NSW's Religious Discrimination Bill

    On the eve of public hearings before a NSW Parliament inquiry, leaders from prominent health bodies, LGBTIQ+ community groups, women’s organisations, disability groups, community legal centres, faith-based service providers, unions, religious institutions and other non-government organisations have come together to urge the NSW Parliament not to implement One Nation NSW’s Religious Discrimination Bill.

    23 Oct 2020
  • IEU letter to AIS principals and heads of school

    The IEU has written to principals and heads of schools at independent schools involved in the ongoing multi-enterprise agreement negotiations with the AIS. The letter addresses the inaccurate claims made by principals that there is no delay to bargaining and that bargaining is still on foot.

    22 Oct 2020