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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Recent Media Releases

Teachers, school principals reject NAPLAN

Three quarters of teachers say that NAPLAN is ineffective as a method of assessing students according to the latest “State of our Schools” survey. The Australian Education Union (AEU) 2020 State of our Schools survey, with more than 12,000 responses from public school...

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“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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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

Election Notice

Nominations are called for:

Branch President (1)

Branch Deputy President – TAFE Division (1)

Branch Deputy President – DoE Sector (1)

Branch Deputy President – Support Staff Sector (1)

Branch Deputy President – Secondary College Staff Sector (1)

Branch Executive Members (6)

Branch Council Delegates from:

– TAFE Division (5)

– Secondary College Sector (6)

– Indigenous members Delegate (1)

– DoE Sector – Southern Region (15)

– DoE Sector – Northern Region (9)

– DoE Sector – North West Region (6)

– Support Staff Sector – Southern Region (4)

– Support Staff Sector – Northern Region (3)

– Support Staff Sector – North West Region (2)


TAFE Division Vice President (2)

TAFE Division Sub-Branch Secretaries from:

– Hobart (1) – Clarence (1)

– Launceston (1) – Devonport (1)

– Burnie (1) – Drysdale (1)

– Bender Drive (1)


TAFE Division Women’s Officer (1)

TAFE Division LINC Officer (1)

TAFE Division Council Sub-Branch Delegates from:

– Hobart (2) – Clarence (2)

– Launceston (3) – Devonport (1)

– Burnie (1) – Drysdale (2)

– Bender Drive (1)


TAFE Division Community Knowledge Network representative (1)

TAFE Division Support Staff Members representative (1)

Secondary College Sector Vice President (1)

Secondary College Sub-Branch Secretaries from:

– Claremont College (1) – Elizabeth College (1)

– Hellyer College (1) – Hobart College (1)

– Launceston College (1) – Newstead College (1)

– Rosny College (1) – The Don College (1)

Click here for the full AEC Election Notice

Click here for the Nomination Form.

Click here for Candidate Statement Guidelines

Click here for the Candidate Statement – Declaration of accuracy

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 10th August 2020

Click here to download printable pdf version Contents President’s Wrap New Member Welcome New staff introduction Member win! Repeat of selection process ordered Unions Tasmania Covid-19 Recovery Survey Elections are coming – get involved in your union! Primary...

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Tax Time

It's that time of year again. Your AEU membership and active campaigning has delivered pay rises and improved conditions - PLUS your member contributions are tax deductible! AEU members will receive their tax statements by email. Below are some handy resources to...

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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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