Supporting the independent education community


Through every stage of your career, your Union is here for You, representing you industrially and professionally and supporting your individual needs in your workplace.

Student teachers may access free membership for a limited period in your final year of studies. When you are starting out, the IEU provides assistance for New Scheme Teachers in meeting Institute of Teachers requirements, including access to Institute-registered courses.

The Union also provides a range of other popular and practical conferences and training opportunities of great value and interest wherever you are in your career.

The industrial representation provided by your Union ensures you and your colleagues maintain hard-won conditions, receive regular pay-rises and continue to make gains for your profession. For any individual needs, so long as you are already a member at the time the issue arises, the Union is just a phonecall away.  

At the end of your career, the Union is still here for you, with access to the Retired Members Association open to all retired members.

Your workplace news

  • Play based learning success

    Research shows play based learning enhances children’s academic and developmental learning outcomes.

    21 Feb 2018
  • Help for refugee children

    Refugee and asylum seeker children will now have better access to early childhood education in Queensland...

    21 Feb 2018
  • Link between NAPLAN and HSC must go

    The IEU calls on NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes to rethink the link between NAPLAN...

    20 Feb 2018
  • Christian schools Enterprise Agreement bargaining video update

    IEUA NSW/ACT Branch Secretary John Quessy informs members that the Christian schools Enterprise Agreement is underway for teachers in about 50 NSW Christian schools, but members are not happy with some of the proposals.

    20 Feb 2018
  • Having problems with NESA

    Members have reported a range of issues with NESA’s new eTAMs system. NESA is aware of the technical issues, is working to fix them and have provided the following advice to the IEU.

    20 Feb 2018