Australian Education Union

Welcome to the Australian Education Union. On this site you can find out about the huge range of activities, policies and campaigns we undertake on behalf of our more than 190,000 members and on behalf of public education.

Our members work as principals, teachers and allied educators in schools, TAFE institutes, Corrections Education, Adult Migrant Education Services, and early childhood education centres. The AEU is proud to represent people who have the most important job in the country – educating people of all ages. We are proud to be advocates for a quality public education which is accessible to all Australians.

The AEU represents its members industrially and professionally in diverse forums. This includes the maintenance of industrial protection and representation through industrial awards and agreements in all industrial tribunals in Australia. It also involves research, negotiation and advocacy over a wide range of matters including salaries and teaching and learning conditions.

Organising and Representing Members

The AEU offers a wide range of services to members. These include professional advice and support, welfare assistance, health insurance, credit unions and discount purchasing.

As the largest union in the education sector, the AEU is an effective lobbyist for educational resources at both Commonwealth and state levels.

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