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

  • Starting work as a teacher with a new employer in 2018?

    In addition to all the other information you will need about your new school, set out below are a few pointers relevant to your pay and conditions if you are starting with a new employer.

    08 Feb 2018
  • Union wins 57% pay rise for support staff at independent school

    Support staff at Green Valley Islamic College enjoyed their summer holiday a bit more than usual this year after they received large pay rises following Union intervention.

    08 Feb 2018
  • Strength and resolve get results

    IEU members in Catholic systemic schools across NSW and the ACT ended 2017 with celebrations following their 88% rejection of the Catholic employers’ enterprise agreement (EA).

    08 Feb 2018
  • Justice Literary Event to inspire students

    This year the Edmund Rice Centre is presenting another Justice Literary Event, 10 years after the original one in 2008. It is designed to inspire and inform students about social and eco justice through the arts.

    07 Feb 2018
  • Newsmonth launched online

    Welcome to the new term and an innovation in the way IEU communicates with you.

    06 Feb 2018