Education support

Education Support staff make up one of the fastest growing sections of the AEU with more than 7500 members. They play a crucial role in our public schools and in the AEU and share many issues and concerns with their teacher colleagues — career development, job security, decent pay and the right to a fair and equitable workplace.

The strength of ES AEU membership and the backing of over 35,000 teacher colleagues were key factors in winning the outcomes of our last ES Agreement. And since then membership has continued to grow.

Our dedicated ES organiser is Kathryn Lewis — herself a former long-serving ES officer. Kathryn can be contacted by email or by phone on (03) 9417 2822. Administrative support is provided by Julie Lynch, who can be contacted on (03) 9418 4861 or by email.

Do you have an ES colleague who's not in the AEU? Hand them this leaflet (PDF 320KB) on the benefits of AEU membership for ES staff.

Your pay and conditions
Teachers, ES and principals in public schools are covered by the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2013. You can find a copy of the agreement, plus AEU advice and guidance about your pay and conditions here. more...

National Support Staff Week
National Support Staff Week
August 15-19: August is the time that we acknowledge the huge contribution ES staff make to the school team and encourage them to be more involved in their union. more...

ES conferences, training and forums
The AEU runs a full program of conferences for ES members around the state, as well as dedicated workshops, seminars and our AEU Active training program. more...

Your bulletins and newsletters
Find your AEU education support bulletins and newsletters here. more...

ES Advocates program
This one-week program is an opportunity for ES members to become more involved in their union and more active in the workplace. more...

Salary range reviews
ES members who consider themselves to be wrongly graded on the pay scale can apply for a range review or reclassification. This section contains advice and resources for applying for range review. more...



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