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

  • IEU Secretary John Quessy's report to AGM: The year in summary

    As the year wends its way towards its inevitable close, I cannot but be mindful of Shakespeare’s observation “True it is that we have seen better days”.

    25 Oct 2017
  • McManus: It’s time to change the rules

    “The ridiculous processes you’re having to go through with Protected Action Ballot Orders – all those hurdles tip the power in favour of the employer.”

    23 Oct 2017
  • Position Vacant - IEU Organiser Sydney

    The Union is currently seeking applications for a fulltime Organiser to be based in one of our Sydney offices (Ultimo or Parramatta). The successful applicant will ideally commence duties in Term 1 2018. Members from all sectors of non government education are invited to apply.

    23 Oct 2017
  • News release: IEUA inspires educators to think green

    TV personality Costa Georgiadis will be among speakers at the Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA) NSW/ACT Branch Environment Conference – Think, Act, Connect – helping teachers and support staff in non government schools and early learning centres make sustainability a success.

    18 Oct 2017
  • News release: Do you want your child judged by a robot?

    A move towards automated marking of NAPLAN English exams undermines teacher professionalism, promotes poor practice and should be a cause of concern to parents.

    12 Oct 2017