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

  • Nominations for NESA NSW Board Curriculum Committees underway

    IEU is calling for expressions of interest in order to nominate suitable representatives...

    01 May 2018
  • Is your award right?

    Fair Work Ombudsman advisors have incorrectly advised services that qualified teachers who are employed as office based directors should be employed under the Children’s Services Award...

    28 Apr 2018
  • Changes creating uncertainty

    There are a number of changes to the funding of early childhood education and care that will have a significant impact on the sector.

    28 Apr 2018
  • Government to fund training

    A major plan has been launched to attract new early childhood workers to meet a critical shortage over the next few years.

    28 Apr 2018
  • Social justice in early childhood

    IEU organisers will take part in a panel discussion and the IEU will have a stall at the Social Justice in Early Childhood Conference - Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater on 28 July.

    28 Apr 2018