Your Union

14,000 AEU members work in preschools, schools and TAFE campuses across South Australia.  Strength in numbers and the backing of our team ensure AEU members do their crucial work knowing their rights are protected.

Our diverse membership includes:

  • Leaders and Teachers in government schools and preschools or kindergartens
  • Seconded Teachers
  • Aboriginal Education Workers
  • Early Childhood Workers
  • School Services Officers
  • Swimming and Aquatic Instructors
  • TAFE Act employees
  • Hourly Paid Instructors

We have a strong track record of improving members’ wages and conditions. AEU members requiring assistance with workplace issues can count on the support of professional organisers and industrial officers. Our Information Unit offers real time advice to members over the phone every weekday.

The AEU is the strongest voice for the interests of public education. Our persistent campaigning led to the Gonski Review and we continue to fight for the full implementation of the panel’s findings.

The AEU has affiliated bodies in every state and territory. Our Federal Office makes sure educators’ concerns are heard in the corridors of power in Canberra.

Through our affiliations with SA Unions and the ACTU we play a constructive role in the union movement and campaigns to ensure social justice.

We are an open and democratic union. All senior leadership positions are elected by, and accountable to, our members. Our highest decision making body, Branch Council, brings together delegates from right across the state four times a year.

All public education workers should be members of the AEU.