An agenda for the future of teaching

An agenda for the future of teaching

A new government brings new opportunities for real change in the teaching profession and ensuring the voices of teachers are at the heart of those changes, writes IEU-QNT Branch Secretary Terry Burke. As the voice of members, our union looks forward to having the...
New Australian Curriculum announced

New Australian Curriculum announced

IEU members should be aware of a number of key changes in the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)’s recently released new Australian Curriculum. Although the new curriculum is in no way radical or transformational, it has been designed to...
Student teachers set for $12k a year

Student teachers set for $12k a year

High achieving prospective teachers would get up to $12,000 per year for entering the profession should the ALP win the federal election.   High school students with an ATAR of 80 or higher would receive $10,000 per year for the length of their teacher education...
NAPLAN 2023 changes explained

NAPLAN 2023 changes explained

With NAPLAN testing being held this week across the country, it is a good time to review the upcoming changes set to be implemented following the 2020 NAPLAN Review and the longstanding advocacy of our union to all levels of government. What are the changes from 2023?...
Practicum payment negotiations continue

Practicum payment negotiations continue

Union advocacy has secured a payment increase for practicum supervision and continued negotiations for stronger protections of working conditions. Our union, along with the Queensland Teachers Union (QTU) is continuing negotiations with the Australian Higher Education...
Catholic Cairns member recognised

Catholic Cairns member recognised

An IEU-QNT member has been acknowledged for her outstanding contribution to the Queensland Catholic education community as part of the 2021 Spirit of Catholic Education Awards. As part of Catholic Education Week 2021 celebrations, IEU member Ann Blakeney, a prep...
Navigating NAPLAN

Navigating NAPLAN

Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Paul Giles writes about the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), how the early problems associated with the program remain and how various review recommendations will not address issues identified by IEU members....
Meet our members who are TeachX Award finalists

Meet our members who are TeachX Award finalists

Four IEU-QNT members have been acknowledged for their inspiring contributions to the Queensland education community by being nominated as finalists in this year’s TeachX Awards. Innovation in Teaching Christopher Pacey is Head of Science at St Patrick’s College in...
IEU recovers $35k in back-pay for member

IEU recovers $35k in back-pay for member

An IEU teacher member has received $35k in back-pay after seeking our union’s support regarding a reclassification issue. The member started working at a new school just over three years ago and was concerned they had been wrongly classified. The member contacted our...
Study puts teacher pay into perspective

Study puts teacher pay into perspective

New research shows teachers’ salaries have been slipping behind that of other professionals for 30 years, with female and male teachers earning just 93% and 84% of average professional salaries, respectively. IEUA-QNT Branch Secretary Terry Burke said the University...