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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Our Campaigns

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

National survey reveals budget-cut impact to TAFE

More than three-quarters of TAFE staff have considered leaving in the past three years, according to the results of a national survey released today. The Australian Education Union’s (AEU) 2020 State of our TAFEs survey, the first detailed snapshot of the sector for a...

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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

Wellbeing Fitness Challenge – Week 2

Tasmanian educators - it's Week 2, time again to give yourself a few minutes to participate in this important wellbeing activity. Download and complete the Wellbeing Fitness Challenge activity sheet here:...

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Prominent Australians supporting public education

Public Education Day is a time to recognise the central role that public schools, preschools and TAFEs play in strengthening the social, economic and cultural fabric of our society. Our public education system is a cohesive community which works as one to create...

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Support Staff/ESP eReporter – 19 May 2020

Click here for a printable version (pdf) of this newsletter. ESP Day 2020 How did your workplace celebrate or recognise Education Support Personnel (ESP) Day? ESPs deserve recognition every day, but ESP Day is a great opportunity to lift awareness of the role of ESPs...

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Wellbeing Fitness Challenge – Week 1

Tasmanian educators - give yourself a few minutes to participate in this important wellbeing activity. This is week 1 of a wellbeing initiative from AEU Tasmania Branch.   Download and complete the Wellbeing Fitness Challenge activity...

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