Who we are

The Independent Education Union – Queensland and Northern Territory Branch (IEU-QNT) is the only profession and industrial voice for education employees in the non-government sector.

We represent 17,000 teachers, pre-service teachers, school support staff, principals, kindergarten teachers and assistants, as well as RTO and ELICOS trainers and employees.

Nationally the IEU has more than 75,000 members across the country.

Our union was founded more than 100 years ago and has an enduring legacy of fighting for better workplaces and standing by our members when they need support.

That’s the IEU difference.

Find out more about what we do here.

To read more about our governance structure, click here to download our union’s rules.

Strong IEU members & counting...

We are guided by our core values of:

Dignity, respect and decency

Social justice


Operating with trust and integrity

High quality in all we do

• open to change
• creating change
• making change

Belief in the power of the collective