Supporting the independent education community

COVID-19 Resources

The IEU is aware of a number of schools asking members to sign the ATO form nominating themselves as an “eligible employee” for JobKeeper entitlements i.e. JobKeeper nomination form. Members have rightly contacted the IEU, asking whether they should sign this form.
The union has formulated an FAQ document to assist teachers and support staff as they prepare to work remotely.
Suggested duties which might be allocated to Teacher's Aides (CSAs, LSOs, LSAs, SSOs) Specialist Teachers, and other Support Staff in order to ensure continuity of employment during the online/remote working period. Note: these are suggestions only, there may well be other contextual needs for your school.
The IEU has prepared a skeleton action plan for early childhood services, along with a list of useful websites for unfolding updates.

Useful links and resources

Department of Health
Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alerts

Coronavirus Updates - Workers' Rights, Tools & Resources for dealing with COVID-19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has provided a range of useful information resources regarding COVID-19
Daily Situation Reports
Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19
ePROTECT - respiratory occupational health and safety
Department of Health - Health alerts

You will find a range of information and advice on NESA's COVID-19 advice page including;
  • Assessment advice for Year 11 and 12 students impacted by COVID-19
  • Advice regarding the cancellation of NAPLAN in 2020
  • AMEB NSW exam cancellation information
  • Teacher accreditation updates
This information is updated on a daily basis and as circumstances change so we encourage you to check back in regularly.

Fair Work Ombudsman
Coronavirus and Australian workplace laws


Australian Medical Association
AMA latest information on COVID-19

ACTU COVID-19 Factsheets and alerts