AEU Tasmania

Quality Education for All

We are 6,000 principals, teachers and support staff who work in public schools, colleges and TAFE. We come together as the AEU Tasmania to fight for quality public education – because every child is worth it.

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National TAFE Day

National TAFE Day will be celebrated this year on Thursday 13th August! Every year, National TAFE Day provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our public TAFE system and to remind politicians that investing in TAFE is vital for Australia’s economic recovery.

Wellbeing Fitness Challenge

Times of crisis and increased stress or anxiety push many of us into autopilot. We keep working, we keep functioning, but our own wellbeing takes a back seat to our work and our students. Switch on to healthier living and take the Wellbeing Fitness Challenge with Mick Walsh, a former teacher, school leader and author of The Learning Curve.


The global pandemic COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus presents a range of personal and professional challenges for educators. Parents and educators are looking for clear and accurate information, which we hope to provide you with on this page.

Recent Media Releases

“ANSA” is not the answer to NAPLAN

The recommendations from today’s NAPLAN review provide little hope that the proposed new Australian National Standardised Assessment (ANSA) will be any better than the incredibly flawed and damaging NAPLAN system it is proposed to replace. The review of NAPLAN,...

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PC Review favours profit above ensuring TAFE’s future

The Productivity Commission National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development Review Interim Report into the future of skills and workforce development in Australia favours private providers, increasing contestability, student loans and vouchers and...

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AEU Fact Sheets

AEU factsheets are designed to provide a quick and easy guide to commonly asked questions about issues affecting you and your employment. Check out our website for factsheets relevant to your sector.

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AEU Election Notice

Insufficient Nominations Election

Nominations are called for:
Tasmanian Branch – General Division
– Federal Conference Delegates representing the General Division (1)
– Yalukit Yulendj (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee) (General Division) Member (1)

Click here for the full AEC Election Notice and Nomination Form.

Declaration of Election Results

Congratulations to the following successful candidates for AEU Tasmania Branch officer positions:

AEU Branch Deputy President – DoE Sector

David Genford

DoE Sector Council Delegate from North Western Region

Lisa Taylor

TAFE Division Branch Council Delegate

Cameron McKinnon


Support Staff Sector Council Delegates from Southern Region

Rebecca Greeves
Harriet King

Support Staff Sector Council Delegates from North Western Region

Tanya Adams
Liam Grossmith

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Free Legal Advice for AEU Members

We have formed a partnership with leading Tasmanian law firm, Ogilvie Jennings, to offer AEU members limited free legal advice in the form of an initial appointment on work or non-work related matters.

To make an appointment call the AEU on 1800 001 313 or email us on the form below. This offer of free legal advice is in addition to the high-level advice and support that the AEU continues to provide members on work-related issues.

Member Benefits

If you’re an AEU member you can enjoy savings on everything from getting married to buying a house. Then there are benefits of being part of Tasmania’s largest education union that we don’t think you can put a price on. These include a sense of belonging, camaraderie, protection and the opportunity to work together to make a positive difference for public education and TAFE. Which ever way you look at it – it pays to belong!

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Member Support Centre

The AEU offers a range of services and support for its members through its network of Industrial Officers, workplace Representatives (Reps), Organisers and the AEU Membership Team.

If you’re having an issue at work, your first port of call should be to your Workplace Rep. If they are unable to help you, they will refer you to our central office where the Internal Organiser will assess your query, provide advice or refer you to an appropriate officer.

Hours: 8.30am-5pm, Monday-Friday
P: 03 6234 9500
Toll free: 1800 001 313

Membership Services

Our Membership team can help you with questions about your AEU membership such as subscription renewals.

It’s also important that you keep us up to date about your personal and professional information such as contact details and hours of work.

Contact the membership team om 1800 001 313 or email

Recent News

AEU Tas eReporter News 2nd July 2020

Click here to download printable pdf version Contents President’s Wrap Instructional load New staff introductions Australian Teacher Aide (Assistant) of the Year Awards 2020 EBA Working Groups – back on! TasTAFE Member Working Groups Improving incentives for isolated...

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Support School Staff Eligible For TSSA TOIL

From DoE Industrial Relations: As part of the negotiations for the Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019, a new provision has been included in the Tasmanian State Service Award (TSSA) which provides for paid Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) for school support staff who...

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AEU Tas eReporter News 5th June 2020

Click here to download printable pdf version Contents President’s Wrap Returning to PDPs Reporting Teacher transfers Sick leave – working through is no longer an option TasCOSS - renewed membership Recruit a winner ESP Day Public Education Day Health Care Procedures...

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