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

  • 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