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

  • IEUA NSW/ACT Christmas Closedown 2022-2023

    The IEU wishes you a safe, healthy, and restful holiday season and we look forward to working with you again in 2023. All IEU offices will be officially closed from Thursday 22 December 2022 and will re-open in January 2023.

    20 Dec 2022
  • THE YEAR IN REVIEW: The IEU's 2022 video highlights

    How big was 2022 at the IEU? Find out for yourself as you re-live all the rallies, the media, the speeches and the highlights of 2022 all in one place.

    15 Dec 2022
  • MEDIA RELEASE: Bread and roses: Education employees welcome new industrial relations laws

    The Independent Education Union of Australia NSW/ACT Branch, which represents over 32,000 teachers, support staff and principals in the non-government education sector, welcomes the Labor Government’s new industrial relations laws, which passed the Senate last night and the House of Representatives this morning.

    02 Dec 2022
  • NESA as sole teacher accreditation decision maker

    From Tuesday 29 November, NESA will become the accreditation decision maker for all teachers in NSW. This important change means teachers from the three school sectors and early childhood services will have the same accreditation decision maker and a consistent process for the first time.

    29 Nov 2022
  • NESA eTAMS update

    NESA have advised that eTAMS will be down from 9.00pm (AEDT) 25th November 2022 until 6.00am 29th November. The closure is to facilitate the transition to NESA as the sole Teacher Accreditation Authority.

    21 Nov 2022