Supporting the independent education community


  • Renewal of your NSW Working With Children Check

    A NSW Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance is valid for five years. You are able to renew your WWCC from three months before it expires.

    03 Dec 2020
  • NESA Professional Development announcement

    NESA has announced that, from 30 November, it would cancel the endorsement of all professional development providers across NSW. Its proposed new policy removes the endorsed PD provider status from teacher unions and other professional teaching associations, while retaining that preferential classification for Catholic and independent school employers.

    03 Dec 2020
  • Independent schools - Enterprise Agreement bargaining update

    This update provides an overview for members on the discussions with the Association for Independent Schools (AIS) for new enterprise agreements for 2021 and beyond.

    02 Dec 2020
  • NewsExtra: Vote 'YES' on Independent Christian Schools NSW Teachers MEA

    Teachers in ten NSW Independent Christian schools will have received a multi-enterprise agreement circulated by their school for endorsement. The union is recommending a 'YES' vote on the agreement.

    27 Nov 2020
  • News release: Pay parity for early childhood teachers is not a revolutionary concept

    Early childhood teachers in NSW are impatiently awaiting a commitment from the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, and Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning, Sarah Mitchell, to match the pay parity agreement announced today by the Victorian government. The Victorian announcement will see early childhood teachers finally paid the same rate as school teachers, the correct rate for their equivalent and often identical teaching qualifications.

    27 Nov 2020
  • Tutors in school - IEU writes to major non-government school employers regarding NSW government announcement

    The union has written to the heads of major non-government school employer bodies regarding the recent announcement of $300 million of funding over a 12-month period by the NSW Government for government and some non-government schools. The funding is to provide tutors for children disadvantaged because of the disruption to their schooling caused by COVID-19.

    26 Nov 2020
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    In a year that’s seen violence against women escalate dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, observing International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women has never been more urgent.

    25 Nov 2020
  • AIS schools pay offers map

    25 Nov 2020
  • 98% vote ‘Yes’ for new Catholic Systemic EA

    Congratulations to the thousands of members in Catholic Systemic schools who voted in favour of a new Enterprise Agreement. A fantastic 98% of votes went in favour of the union endorsed deal, that will secure 2.3% pay rises for next year as well as make meaningful impacts on your accreditation and entitlements.

    25 Nov 2020
  • NewsExtra: Catholic independent schools - Model A

    An enterprise bargaining update for members in the Model A grouping of Catholic independent schools, bargaining as a separate group for new Teachers and Support Staff Multi-Enterprise Agreements (MEAs).

    25 Nov 2020