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

  • NSW workers get paid pandemic leave

    NSW workers will have access to the federal government’s paid pandemic leave program after Premier Gladys Berejiklian opted in to the scheme that pays people without sick leave $1500 when they are required to self-isolate.

    21 Sep 2020
  • Giveaway draw for ELICOS members

    Your union is conducting a giveaway competition exclusively for members in post-secondary colleges.

    15 Sep 2020
  • Parental leave and WFH

    Working from home provisions are making their way into awards, and the Paid Parental Leave scheme is also changing.

    15 Sep 2020
  • Super on the line

    Coalition objections to legislated increases to superannuation don’t stand up to scrutiny. Here’s why.

    15 Sep 2020
  • JobKeeper changes

    Initially a lifeline, eligibility requirements and payment amounts are changing. Find out how it affects you.

    15 Sep 2020