Supporting the independent education community


The IEU represents Directors of Studies, teachers and support staff in the English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students industry.

In 1989 the IEU established the first award in Australia for the ELICOS industry and has achieved regular wage increases ever since.

The Union is constantly involved in negotiations to improve wages and conditions for teachers at the state level and for teachers and support staff at individual colleges.

Officers from the Union are available to advise you on your entitlements and working conditions either over the phone or by visiting your workplace.

In addition, every issue of Newsmonth contains an editorial by ELICOS Organiser Kendall Warren.


Do you have something to say about an issue impacting on your industry or do you want to know your rights? Email ELICOS Organiser Kendall Warren at


Your workplace news

  • Exchange postcard

    A great adventure and a magnificent year.

    01 Feb 2018
  • Proud to be Union

    Melissa Clark is one of the growing numbers of young teachers joining our Union who enjoy being active and involved members.

    01 Feb 2018
  • Victory for common sense

    The IEU has welcomed the announcement by the Education Council (25 January) that it will not introduce ‘robo marking’ of writing tests which constitute part of NAPLAN this year.

    30 Jan 2018
  • Members invited to attend Justice Literary Event

    The IEU would like to remind members of the upcoming Justice Literary Event, organised by the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education on Wednesday 14 March, 2018.

    25 Jan 2018
  • NESA confirms accreditation for Pre-2004 teachers via eTAMs

    Are you trying to contact NESA? The Union would like to inform all Pre-2004 teachers who have not received their confirmation of accreditation, that NESA has confirmed these teachers can return to work on Monday 29 January.

    25 Jan 2018