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

  • Position of NSW Christian schools untenable

    NSW Christian schools represented by Christian Schools Australia have advised the IEU they will not match the top teacher pay rate in NSW government and Catholic schools until 2025! Re

    28 Sep 2023
  • Media Release: Historic decision gives low paid workers more bargaining power

    Today’s historic decision by the Fair Work Commission to allow the Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA) NSW/ACT Branch, alongside other unions, to bargain with a group of 64 early childhood education employers, is a step in the right direction for low paid workers

    27 Sep 2023
  • IEU members: Get 6 weeks’ free cover from Teachers Health

    Did you know that Teachers Health is the health fund for the education community, trusted by over 370,000 teachers, school professionals and their families across Australia? And the good news is that as a member of the IEU, you and your family (including your kids, parents, siblings and more) are welcome to join.

    19 Sep 2023
  • Position Vacant: IEU Organiser - Canberra

    The IEU is seeking applications from enthusiastic and dynamic education professionals or industrial staff to join our team of Organisers in the IEU’s Canberra office. The position is suitable for teachers or other education professionals with a history of union involvement but could also attract someone with broad experience in the sector or other areas of industrial relations.

    19 Sep 2023
  • Catholic systemic school reps: They’re beginning to hear our voice!

    They’re beginning to hear our voice! We will continue to fight to address teacher workload and an end to staff shortages. Now is the time for any colleagues to join the union.

    18 Sep 2023