Unions


All Networks

The links in this section direct you to some of the unions that support teachers in Australia. Some also have discussion forums and offer other networks and supports for members.

Australian Education Union

www.aeufederal.org.au
The Australian Education Union has a membership of over 180,000 educators who work in public schools, colleges, early childhood and vocational settings in all states and territories of Australia. Members include teachers and allied educational staff, principals and administrators mainly in government school and TAFE systems.
The AEU represents its members industrially and professionally in diverse forums. This includes the maintenance of comprehensive industrial protection and representation through industrial awards and agreements in all industrial tribunals in Australia. This involves industrial research, negotiation and advocacy over a wide range of matters including salaries and teaching and learning conditions.

State School Teachers Union (WA)

www.sstuwa.org
The State School Teachers’ Union is committed to supporting a public education system that provides all children with the right to a quality education. The union supports teaching staff by being active and involved in the professional rights, working conditions and interests of all members. The State School Teachers Union is an online communication resource for its members and the education community. The website provides discussion forums and information on important employer rights and issues affecting public education.

AEU Victoria

www.aeuvic.asn.au/index.html
AEU Victoria is the Victorian branch of the Australian Education Union - the federal union for teachers, principals, education support staff and all educators working in government schools and government-funded early childhood, TAFE and adult education.

New South Wales Teachers Federation

www.nswtf.org.au
The New South Wales Teachers Federation is the registered trade union which covers NSW public school teachers. The New South Wales Teachers Federation represents all teachers in New South Wales public pre-schools, infants, primary and secondary schools and TAFE Institutes. Teachers in Schools for Specific Purposes and Corrective Services are also members.

South Australian Branch of AEU

www.aeusa.asn.au

QTU: Queensland Teachers Union

www.qtu.asn.au
Established in 1889, the QTU acts as the voice of more than 40,000 teachers in the Queensland Government's preschools, primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, senior colleges, TAFE colleges and other educational facilities. The Union has a century of achievement in helping teachers throughout Queensland.

The list of vital services which the Union provides includes:

  • The Legal Assistance Scheme;
  • protection and advancement of salaries and industrial conditions;
  • an information and advisory service;
  • a grievance service;
  • the Queensland Teachers' Journal ;
  • the QTU Professional Magazine ;
  • Teachers' Union Health;
  • the Union Shopper; and
  • Members Equity Bank