Supporting the independent education community

Teachers

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.

Student teachers may access free membership for a limited period in your final year of studies. When you are starting out, the IEU provides assistance for New Scheme Teachers in meeting Institute of Teachers requirements, including access to Institute-registered courses.

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

  • Human Rights Day

    This year marks the 70 year anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the landmark document setting out the fundamental inalienable rights every human is entitled to.

    10 Dec 2018
  • Last 2018 enews for support staff up now

    The final edition for 2018 of Gaining Ground, the IEU publication for support staff, is now available to access and share among your colleagues.

    04 Dec 2018
  • Student strike for climate action

    Hundreds of students are expected to skip school and attend a strike demanding climate action.

    30 Nov 2018
  • 26th anniversary of Redfern speech

    10 December will mark the 26 year anniversary of the historic speech given by the Hon Paul Keating, former Prime Minister of Australia.

    30 Nov 2018
  • News Release: New protections from discriminations must protect school staff

    The IEU strongly urges the opposition to fight for an end to all discrimination against school staff on all grounds, whether about sexuality, marital status (including divorce), accessing IVF, and any other factors.

    27 Nov 2018