Supporting the independent education community


  • NSW Health Briefing: Priority COVID-19 vaccination for childcare and disability workers in LGAs of concern

    NSW Health has established priority Pfizer vaccination appointments at the Sydney Olympic Park and Qudos Bank Arena Vaccination Centre to support eligible workers to meet the new requirements. There are numerous unfilled vaccinations available for Priority COVID-19 vaccination for childcare and disability workers in LGAs of concern at Qudos bank arena.

    25 Aug 2021
  • Media Release: NGS Super and Australian Catholic Superannuation merger will not proceed

    NGS Super and Australian Catholic Superannuation have confirmed that, following discussions and extensive due diligence over the last 12 months, the funds will not merge.

    25 Aug 2021
  • Approved Learning Frameworks: time to have your say

    The Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has engaged Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology and Edith Cowan University to conduct the 2021 National Quality Framework Approved Learning Frameworks Update project. This is your opportunity as practitioners to have your say.

    25 Aug 2021
  • Settlement close in independent schools

    IEU negotiations are continuing with the Association of Independent Schools (AIS) to finalise the Multi-Enterprise Agreements applying to teachers and support staff in independent schools.

    24 Aug 2021
  • Call for expressions of interest: Syllabus Writers and Technical Advisory Group

    NESA is seeking Technical Advisory Group members and syllabus writers for specific Years 7–10 syllabuses. Find out more.

    23 Aug 2021
  • IEU call for priority vaccination in ACT gains momentum

    Following an open letter from the IEU to ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr on 18 August calling on him to prioritise the vaccination of school and early childhood staff in the ACT, the Principal of St Thomas Aquinas Primary School Canberra, where a COVID-19 infected person was present on 12 August, has added her voice to the demand.

    20 Aug 2021
  • Early childhood teachers need vaccination priority: Open letter to Ministers

    Across NSW early learning centres and preschools have remained open every day during this current wave of the pandemic. The irony is that for much of this time early childhood workers themselves have not been classified as essential workers and have not been afforded priority access to vaccines.

    20 Aug 2021
  • IEU open letter: Response from ACT Chief Minister

    The IEU sent an open letter to the ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr, requesting priority access to vaccination for all school staff in the ACT in the face of a growing Delta outbreak. Here is his response.

    19 Aug 2021
  • Love your profession? Make it one you can afford to stay in

    A new survey from industry super group HESTA underlines why it is important for early childhood teachers to join the IEU. The survey found that although many early childhood educators (the survey did not distinguish between teachers and educators) were happy with their employer, they were still considering leaving the profession due to low pay.

    19 Aug 2021
  • Media Release: Open letter to the ACT Chief Minister: Priority vaccinations for staff in schools and early childhood services

    Our union represents teachers and support staff in the non-government education sector in NSW and the ACT. I am writing concerning today’s announcement of 22 new COVID cases and a total of 67 active COVID cases in the ACT. A number of these cases are associated with school communities, including most recently St Thomas Aquinas Primary School and Holy Spirit Primary School. The union appreciates the efforts the ACT government is making to deal with this crisis, including the lockdown in place until 2 September 2021.

    18 Aug 2021