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

  • Professional development: Teachers know what they need

    As the NSW Government announced it would scrutinise externally provided professional development (PD) for teachers, the Independent Education Union of Australia stands proudly by its courses. We believe teachers require and deserve high quality PD.

    22 Jul 2020
  • Fund uni fairly

    Higher education is in crisis and the Federal Government chooses now to radically restructure the funding of our universities – reducing the funding per student and damaging the critical research and teaching our nation relies upon. We must work together to stop them in the Senate.

    20 Jul 2020
  • Union WIN: New EA endorsed for Independent Christian Schools support staff

    Members from all nine independent Christian schools covered in a new agreement for support staff have voted in favour of the agreement, winning a minimum pay increase of 13% over four years.

    15 Jul 2020
  • Fully paid pandemic leave

    So we can control and live with this virus, the Morrison Government must give all working people support to isolate and stay at home if they need to. Those who quarantine are protecting all us, we need to protect them.

    10 Jul 2020
  • Union WIN: Dioceses agree to payment of 2.5% salary increase and back payment

    The IEU has received confirmation from the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER) of all 11 dioceses’ willingness to pay the 2.5% salary increase for principals, teachers and support staff in NSW and ACT Catholic systemic schools, due since 1 January 2020.

    08 Jul 2020