Supporting the independent education community

Teachers

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

  • Time for change?

    Most employees in Australia come under the aegis of the Fair Work Act 2009, a piece of federal legislation introduced by the Rudd Government, in response to the infamous WorkChoices laws of the late era Howard government.

    19 Aug 2017
  • Pay rises

    On 1 July, all rates in the industry modern award, the Educational Services (Post-Secondary Education) Award 2010, were increased by 3.3%, in line with the national minimum wage increase.

    19 Aug 2017
  • Good news for casuals

    On 5 July, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) brought down a significant decision for casual workers, as part of the general modern awards review.

    19 Aug 2017
  • IEU Q&A Facebook Live August

    On Facebook Live yesterday, IEU Secretary John Quessy answered members' questions about its dispute with CCER over the new Enterprise Agreement for Catholic systemic schools, especially in regards to arbitration.

    18 Aug 2017
  • Environment Committee announces winners of the IEU Environment Grants 2017

    The IEU Environment Committee is delighted to announce the winners of the IEU Environment Grants 2017 sponsored by Teachers Mutual Bank (TMB).

    17 Aug 2017