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

  • Happy World Teachers’ Day!

    In Australia we will be celebrating World Teachers’ Day on 26 October 2018. It’s a time we encourage teachers and the community to toast the skills and commitment of teachers everywhere.

    17 Oct 2018
  • Got your accreditation hours?

    The IEU can help with that. Our early childhood members have access to free NESA registered online PD through Teacher Learning Network (TLN).

    17 Oct 2018
  • Benefits for all children

    While it is well understood that children from disadvantaged background benefit form early childhood education, we should realise it benefits all children.

    17 Oct 2018
  • Should education be big business?

    Some early education centres have been offering incentives such as free ipads and cheap holidays to entice parents to enrol their children at their service.

    17 Oct 2018
  • Don’t forget teachers

    You’ve been saying it for years and it seems governments are finally listening. Federal Labor has committed to a $1.75 billion program of preschool education for three year olds if elected.

    17 Oct 2018