Member benefits

Union membership is like insurance for you if anything goes wrong at work - an accident, a disciplinary charge, bullying, underpayment or any other issue that might come up.

Expert advice and support

Access to confidential, expert advice from the full-time officers and support staff of the union.

Funded legal support

Fully-funded legal support in more complex matters (where approved by the union's Executive).

Workplace advocacy

Support and advocacy at the workplace level through your elected union sub-branch representative.

Strength in numbers

The AEU is one of the largest and strongest unions in the country, which means better salaries and working conditions for teachers and educators.

Exclusive benefits

Access to benefits available only to union members, such as Teachers Health insurance and the Australian Unions' Member Benefits program.

Why join the Australian Education Union?

The information on our website is available free of charge - but only financial members enjoy the protections of union membership and access to expert advice and support.

Union membership is like insurance for you if anything goes wrong at work - an accident, a disciplinary charge, bullying, underpayment or any other issue that might come up.

The support you need when you need it

As a member of the union, you will never be alone in meetings with management or forced to deal with complex issues on your own. Our staff are experts in industrial law, negotiation and advocacy. When we can't deal with an issue ourselves, we have support from a national office, other branches and a skilled team of lawyers.

You can download a free PDF copy of our Member Handbook here.

About union fees

Your union fees make our work as a union possible - supporting individual members and also organising campaigns to improve teachers' working conditions and resourcing of schools, and making sure politicians and the wider community understand the issues facing educators.

Your membership fees are fully tax deductible and we will provide you with a statement at the end of the financial year to use with your tax return. 

Am I eligible to join?

If you fall into one of the following categories, you are eligible to be a member of the AEU NT.

NT Government schools, education units and offices

  • All teachers, including senior teachers, specialists, assistant principals, teaching principals and principals
  • Assistant teachers
  • All school support and ancillary staff (except for maintenance and grounds staff, and staff working exclusively in the front office or other admin roles); this includes SESOs, preschool assistants and other staff who work in classrooms and support teachers in curriculum delivery
  • Aboriginal and Islander Education Workers (AIEWs)
  • Classroom assistants such as ISAs
  • School counsellors
  • Vocational trainers
  • Teachers and educators working in office-based roles such as curriculum development and consultant positions

TAFE and higher education

  • Vocational lecturers at Charles Darwin University
  • Lecturers and tutors at the Batchelor Insitute (BIITE)
  • Lecturers employed as adult educators by the Department of Corrections

Join the Australian Education Union

The Australian Education Union represents and advocates for all teaching staff in public education, as well as many support workers.

Office hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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