Supporting the independent education community

Training development

The IEU provides a range of professional conferences and courses for members.

Training for IEU school chapter representatives, and courses on broader industrial issues such as health & safety, and enterprise bargaining, are conducted throughout NSW and the ACT each year. Paid release is a feature of designated union training programs.

The advent of teacher accreditation and mandated professional development hours has seen the IEU become an endorsed provider of Institute of Teachers registered PD for teaching standards in Elements 2 to 7. The Union has developed a 2 hour workshop series called Pedagogy in the Pub, which delivers registered PD to teachers in city, regional, and rural venues.

Likewise, the IEU registers all appropriate courses, conferences and workshops to ensure that Union members get high quality learning experiences as well as hours that count towards PD requirements. The Union provides workshops to assist teachers in their understanding of accreditation processes and the preparation of accreditation evidence.

The Union provides annual or bi-annual conferences for particular sectors of membership such as early childhood teachers and school support staff, and for particular aspects of union engagement such as gender equity and the environment.

Members are asked to always register for union PD and training events. Detailed information appears in Newsmonth, and on the IEU website, or members can contact the Union Office.

Courses include:

IEU Reps training
Teacher Accreditation workshops
Pedagogy in the Pub (Camps & Excursions; Be Wary Be Wise Child Protection legislation; Dealing with Difficult People (Parents and Colleagues); Cyber Savvy; Maintenance of Accreditation at Professional Competence; Your Rights (and Obligations) at Work; Environmental Sustainability in the Classroom; Work, Health and Safety in the Workplace; Teacher Development Processes )
Indigenous members seminars
Health and Safety Representative training

IEU Conferences:

Support Staff Conference
Early Childhood Conference
Environment Conference
Indigenous Conference
Early Career Principals Seminars
Teach Survive Thrive - Early Career Teachers Conference
IEU Women's Conference and regional forums

The IEU provides a number of professional support materials such as the IEU reps kit, the New Scheme Teachers digital kit for teacher accreditation, and other brochures and guides to support our various activities. Many of these are available through the Union website.