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

  • Exchange postcard

    A great adventure and a magnificent year.

    01 Feb 2018
  • Proud to be Union

    Melissa Clark is one of the growing numbers of young teachers joining our Union who enjoy being active and involved members.

    01 Feb 2018
  • Victory for common sense

    The IEU has welcomed the announcement by the Education Council (25 January) that it will not introduce ‘robo marking’ of writing tests which constitute part of NAPLAN this year.

    30 Jan 2018
  • Members invited to attend Justice Literary Event

    The IEU would like to remind members of the upcoming Justice Literary Event, organised by the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education on Wednesday 14 March, 2018.

    25 Jan 2018
  • NESA confirms accreditation for Pre-2004 teachers via eTAMs

    Are you trying to contact NESA? The Union would like to inform all Pre-2004 teachers who have not received their confirmation of accreditation, that NESA has confirmed these teachers can return to work on Monday 29 January.

    25 Jan 2018