Supporting the independent education community


  • NSW Reportable Conduct Scheme

    The new Children’s Guardian Act 2019 (Act) commenced on 1 March 2020, consolidating previous legislation that governs the existing functions and responsibilities of the NSW Children’s Guardian.

    02 Mar 2020
  • Bathurst Catholic employers won't talk

    Teachers and support staff in Catholic schools in the Bathurst Diocese in central west NSW and their union representatives were left frustrated on Wednesday 26 February when the newly appointed Executive Director of Schools for the diocese, Christina Trimble, cancelled negotiations for a new Work Practices Agreement at short notice. The current agreement expired in December 2019.

    28 Feb 2020
  • Update on EA negotiations: Catholic systemic schools

    The union has been meeting with the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER) concerning a new enterprise agreement to apply to teachers and support staff from January 2020. CCER has so far agreed to a number of the union's claims, but many key issues remain outstanding.

    28 Feb 2020
  • Conferences for early childhood teachers

    In addition to the annual IEU early childhood teachers conference, there are a number of informative and inspiring conferences held every year.

    27 Feb 2020
  • Provisionally accredited with NESA?

    If you’ve started teaching since 16 July 2016, then you need to gain accreditation at Proficient.

    27 Feb 2020
  • Goodstart negotiations off to a good start

    Negotiations have commenced for a new Goodstart Agreement that will cover all Goodstart centres throughout Australia.

    27 Feb 2020
  • Generation equality: International Women's Day

    On International Women’s Day, IEU members are called to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, and campaign for Gender Equality.

    26 Feb 2020
  • Talks underway on transfer of employment in Diocese of Lismore

    Lismore Catholic Schools Office (CSO) representatives have met with the IEU to discuss the long-foreshadowed transition to a new corporate entity, the Diocese of Lismore Catholic Schools Limited (DLCSL).

    25 Feb 2020
  • Vote Yes: NSW Christian Schools General Staff Multi-Enterprise Agreement

    The Union has been advised that schools will conduct a vote of employees covered by the MEA in the first week of March. In order for the MEA to go to the Fair Work Commission for approval, a majority of employees who vote must vote in favour of the MEA. After extensive negotiations, the union recommends members vote "YES" in the MEA vote because of the significant pay rises on offer and other improvements.

    25 Feb 2020
  • Evaluating Proficient Teacher Accreditation Focus Groups

    NESA is conducting research aimed at supporting consistent judgements about practice at the Proficient Teacher level of the Standards.

    17 Feb 2020