Supporting the independent education community


The IEU represents principals and teachers holding comparable positions, such as directors of studies in ELICOS colleges.

The Union conducts regular meetings of principals to ensure we are able to vigorously and accurately represent your views and meet your particular needs.

For any questions regarding the Principals Branch of the Union, contact IEU Principals Branch Organiser Pam Smith via

Your workplace news

  • Exemplary educators study

    Has your centre received an exceeding rating in every possible National Quality Standard Assessment and sub- standard? Are you interested in why your work as an early childhood teacher is undervalued?

    05 Feb 2018
  • Education for youngest members of society remains undervalued

    The IEUA NSW/ACT Branch is disappointed by the Federal Government’s announcement that it will only provide a one year extension to funding for the National Partnership on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education.

    05 Feb 2018
  • New appointment to National Catholic Education Commission welcomed

    The Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA) has welcomed the appointment of Ray Collins to the National Catholic Education Commission.

    01 Feb 2018
  • Reports show that Australia needs to strengthen and extend early education

    The IEU and Early Childhood Australia (ECA) welcomes the Lifting our Game report, commissioned by state and territory governments, which calls on Australian governments to increase their investment in early education and extend universal preschool access to three-year-old children.

    01 Feb 2018
  • Kaleidoscope

    This March's issue of IE contains a Kaleidoscope profile of Professor the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir.

    01 Feb 2018