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

  • World Refugee Day: 20 June 2020

    20 June 2020 is World Refugee Day. On this day, IEU members call attention to the plight of those fleeing conflict or persecution and remind governments that all people seeking asylum are entitled to the full range of human rights and protections.

    18 Jun 2020
  • Sub branch stays strong

    Safety in the spotlight; Catholic systemic principals push for overdue pay increases.

    17 Jun 2020
  • Update: Learning Progressions

    The latest from the IEU’s seat at the AITSL table in the rethink of learning progressions.

    17 Jun 2020
  • At risk: What principals face

    We invite your response to the latest report on school leaders’ health, safety and wellbeing.

    17 Jun 2020
  • Principal focus: Chris Egan

    We hand the mic to primary school principal and long-time union member Chris Egan.

    17 Jun 2020