Supporting the independent education community


  • School tutoring program: Let's get this right

    The IEU welcomes the $337 million school tutoring program being rolled out by the NSW Government. The funding is for tutoring of small groups of disadvantaged students whose learning has been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    17 Feb 2021
  • Many voices, one message: let’s shift the policy on early childhood education

    The Independent Education Union of Australia NSW/ACT Branch has joined forces with a dynamic new campaign Thrive by Five, calling for a major overhaul of early childhood education. Thrive by Five is led by former SA Premier Jay Weatherill and Nicola Forrest, Co-founder of the Minderoo Foundation, a philanthropic organisation of which Thrive by Five is a key initiative.

    16 Feb 2021
  • What the new Catholic Systemic EA means for you

    New Catholic systemic agreement includes pay rises and disaster and domestic violence leave. Following a resounding ‘yes’ vote by systemic schools staff, the NSW and ACT Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020 was considered and ratified by the Fair Work Commission on 14 January 2021 and came into effect on 21 January 2021.

    15 Feb 2021
  • AIS stalls on salaries while some schools step up

    The Association of Independent Schools (AIS) has indicated it is uncertain about pay increases for this year. Further, the union understands the AIS doesn’t intend to visit schools until March/April to determine pay rates for 2021. The IEU has compiled a list of all AIS schools that have offered a salary increase of 2% or more thus far - check the list to see if your school is on there and feel free to use this information in conversations with your own school leadership.

    09 Feb 2021
  • Thrive by Five

    The IEU is a supporter of Thrive by Five – the philanthropic Minderoo Foundation’s campaign to improve the affordability, accessibility and quality of the early learning system, including the need to address the wages and conditions of teachers and educators.

    08 Feb 2021
  • NQF review

    The National Quality Framework (NQF) is under review. You can attend an online information session on 15 March on the topic of Children’s Safety, Health and Wellbeing.

    08 Feb 2021
  • Putting pay on the agenda

    IEU participated in the ACECQA National Workforce Strategy Co-design Stakeholder Group meetings in 2020. While the union was successful in getting pay on the agenda, we need your help to make it a priority. 

    08 Feb 2021
  • Children remain at the centre of things

    A child focused philosophy sustained Maria Whitcher throughout her almost 40-year career as an early childhood director.

    08 Feb 2021
  • Calling writers for the NSW Curriculum Review/Reform: English, Maths, EAL/Ds – Years 3-6 and Years 7-10

    NESA is seeking up to five teachers to write the Years 3-6 and Years 7-10 English and Mathematics syllabuses and/or support material for these syllabuses. It is also seeking EAL/D (English as another language or dialect) teachers to assist with the English syllabus writing.

    03 Feb 2021
  • Hurting workers won't heal the economy

    The ACTU is launching a new advertising blitz across the airwaves and internet to condemn new workplace laws that would remove job security and cut wages for millions of workers.

    01 Feb 2021