Member Benefits


As a member of the Independent Education Union Victoria Tasmania, you are part of a great and growing union of over 20,000 members.

As well as providing you with support and advice at work, the IEU uses the collective buying power of our membership to help you save money on the home front.

IEU membership includes access to legal advice, discounted shopping, financial advice and health insurance.

Your union membership card is also your ticket to the lifestyle savings offered by Member Advantage. This program offers savings across everyday shopping, entertainment and travel, access through the Member Advantage website. For more details, see the Member Advantage section.

 

Click on the headings below to see more information about the available membership benefits.

Representation and Support at Work

Member' conditions are protected through industrial agreements negotiated by the IEU, and by active representation of members' issues. Wages, improved career structures, paid parental leave, long service leave, and improved redundancy payments are just some of our achievements.


Information and Support

Union members are entitled to support  and representation whenever an issue arises at work. The provision of information and advice to members is one of the IEU's key functions. Each school day, from 8.30am to 5.00pm (4.30 on Friday), the switchboard is open and a Duty Officer is available to answer queries. IEU members can also access top quality industrial advice through our in-house industrial team.

Call the IEU Office on 03) 9254 1860 or FreeCall 1800 622 889 to speak to one of our team.


WorkCover/Workers' Compensation

The IEU provides advice and support to members who have been injured at work, whether physical injury or stress-related. Expert advice is available in relation to WorkCover (in Victoria) and Workers' Compensation (in Tasmania), including lodging claims, support with conciliation and preparing your return to work. Lump sum claims for permanent injury and negligence cases are also referred to the union's solicitors.


Legal insurance and professional indemnity

When you join the IEU, you are automatically covered by our professional indemnity and legal liability policy. This provides up to $10,000,000 legal protection for you against any claim of negligence related to your employment in the non-government education sector.

Additionally, all Tasmanian members are covered for death/permanent disability for $50,000. For more information or to make a claim, contact the IEU.

IEU members can access quality legal services through our solicitors for any non work-related matter with a referral from the union office.


Victoria

IEU members in Victoria can access legal advice through Maurice Blackburn, including a free standard will or free first consultation. Ongoing assistance from Maurice Blackburn will be provided on a No Win - No Charge basis.

Members must contact the IEU for a referral on 03) 9254 1860 or FreeCall 1800 622 889.


Tasmania

IEU members across Tasmania can access legal advice through our partner law firms. All legal services are offered at a preferential rate.

Members must contact the IEU for a referral on 03) 9254 1860 or FreeCall 1800 622 889.

IEU Training & Professional Development

The IEU provides members with innovative and contemporary training opportunities.

Our courses, seminars and conferences are tailored to the diverse needs of members including IEU reps, teachers, support staff, leadership and occupational health and safety reps.

For a copy of the current training booklet, please contact the IEU Office by email or 03) 9254 1860 or FreeCall 1800 622 889.


Teacher Learning Network

The Teacher Learning Network (TLN) is a professional development and curriculum support network that provides professional development for teachers and education support staff in Catholic, government and independent schools.

Supported by the IEU and the Australian Education Union (Victoria), TLN is committed to building professional skills and expertise in the education sector.

If you work in a TLN member school, you are entitled to generous discounts for professional development programs and access to professional networks.

You can become a member of the TLN by visiting their website www.tln.org.au or by calling 03) 9418 4992.

ME Bank

As a member of the IEU, you have access to a range of simple, transparent banking products from ME Bank. Owned by Australia's leading Super Funds, ME was created to provide members with low-cost banking.

For more visit www.mebank.com.au or call 13 15 63


Bank First

Formerly Victoria Teachers Mutual Bank, Bank First is a bank that’s owned by its customers, founded on values and exists to support people who put others first.

Their focus has been on providing a better value banking experience for its customers since 1972. With strong links to the community, they are proud to support education through events, sponsorships, grants and professional development support.

All IEU members are welcome to take advantage of the wide range of services available. 

To find out more call 1300 654 822 or visit bankfirst.com.au

 

 

As an IEU member you have access to a variety of services designed to lower your family health-care costs.

 

Teachers Health
We’re for teachers

Teachers Health was established in 1954 to provide teachers, support staff and their family members with access to quality health insurance products. Today, we are Australia’s largest industry-based health fund, with more than 60 years of experience and covering over 300,000 lives nationwide.

Teachers Health gives members access to:

  • a not-for-profit health fund
  • great value health insurance
  • a range of quality products and services
  • generous benefits
  • fast, efficient claiming options
  • an easy switching process

Teachers Health also provides more than simply health insurance to members – we are committed to supporting our members’ health and wellbeing through additional services. Teachers Health owns and operates Health Centres offering optical, dental, physio, chiro and remedial massage services (not available at all centres) in Sydney (Surry Hills and Parramatta), Newcastle (Hamilton) and Melbourne (Richmond) and gives members access to travel and general insurance.

We understand that navigating healthcare services and providers can be daunting so we also offer eligible members quality, evidence-based health management programs and services, including access to health professionals such as registered nurses, a diabetes educator, dietitian and exercise physiologist. These programs and services are brought to members at no extra cost.

As a not-for-profit health fund, we also give back to the education community through sponsorships, scholarships and health and wellbeing programs.

Am I eligible to join?

As a restricted health fund, you must meet eligibility criteria to join Teachers Health. Eligible members are also able to refer family members, including:

  • spouse or partner
  • former spouse or partner
  • dependent children
  • adult children
  • siblings
  • parents
  • grandchildren

For more information on eligibility, visit teachershealth.com.au

 

Already with another health fund?

Switching to Teachers Health couldn't be easier and if you’re already with another private health insurer then you won’t have to re-serve your waiting periods if you are transferring to an equivalent level of cover~.

We also offer a free online comparison service, providing you a personalised comparison of the cost and benefits of products. See how we compare at teachershealth.com.au/compare


Want to join?

Joining Teachers Health is fast, easy and hassle free. You can join:

For more information visit teachershealth.com.au or call 1300 728 188.

 

~If you have cancelled your health insurance policy with another health fund, you will need to join Teachers Health within 60 days to make sure you receive continuity of cover.

 

 

 

 

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Dentacare

Dentacare offers members reduced dental fees of up to 40% at participating dentists and specialists throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria, as well as Burnie and Moonah in Tasmania. IEU members pay a special low annual fee of $49 for a single or $69 for a family. On joining, members receive a membership card and immediate access to the network.

To join or for more information, call 1800 810 217

Get Wines Direct

IEU members can save 5% on all wine purchased from Get Wines Direct. As one of Australia's largest online wine retailers, Get Wines Direct offer great wine at great prices.

IEU members receive 5% discount off each purchase with Get Wines Direct by either phoning the call centre on 1300 559 463 or at www.getwinesdirect.com for their complete range, and quoting ID number IEUVT0711 at the time of placing your order (by either phone or web) the discount will automatically be applied to your order.


Discount New Cars

Discount New Cars has a strong alliance with the ACTU and the union movement throughout Australia, therefore all members can enjoy exclusive savings on a selected range of new cars, over and beyond those available through the public domain. You will get access to:

  • Over 2,000 popular new car models from 40 different manufacturers
  • Upfront, drive-away pricing, technical specifications, features, options and trade-in prices
  • A fully accredited service, with vehicles supplied by authorised new car dealers Australia-wide.

This is a free service for all union members, so be sure to check it out.

Simply visit www.discountnewcars.com.au/unions or call 1800 146 666 to find out how much you can save today.

 

State Cinema Hobart

Tickets are available through the IEU Office for the discount price of $14.50.