We conduct our business lawfully and ethically at all times, and protect the integrity of AEU funds.
The AEU is a registered organisation under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009.
The AEU is a democratic organisation.
AEU leadership officers and branch councillors are elected for three-year terms. The next elections will be held in October 2018, for terms of office beginning January 1, 2019. Elections are conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission.
A full report on elections is available to members upon request.
The AEU rules contain details on how to elect sub-branch representative positions.
The Australian Education Union is a national body, comprising seven branches and a federal office.
AEU Victoria is the Victorian branch of the AEU.
AEU Victoria's Branch Council is made up of 120 members from all sectors and all regions of Victoria, elected by their workplace colleagues to represent member interests and guide the union's activities. See here for Branch Council meeting dates.
Notices of Branch Council vacancies that arise between elections will be posted here.
Sector Council Vacancies - call for Expressions of Interest - Round 1, 2017
The attached vacancies exist within Sector Councils of the Australian Education Union. The period of office for these vacancies runs from appointment through to December 31, 2018. Expressions and outlines must reach [email protected] by close of business on Wednesday, June 14 2017.
AEU Victoria also has four sector councils:
- TAFE & Adult Provision (TAP)
- Early Childhood.
Notices of unfilled sector council vacancies will be posted here.
Sub-branches are the AEU’s membership groups in workplaces.
Sub-branches need to notify us of their representatives for the current year as soon as they have held their local elections.
AEU Victoria's annual Branch Conference is the union's key decision-making forum, setting union policy and direction for the coming year. It is held in Term 3 each year.
This year's conference is to be held on August 5.
Delegates have been nominated from the schools, TAFE, early childhood and adult provision sectors. The deadline for nominations was 12pm, Monday March 6. View the nomination form here.
The closing date to lodge items for general business and rule changes was 12pm, Monday April 10. Download the details here.
Trades Hall and Labour Councils AEU Delegates 2017
Expressions of interest are invited from financial members interested in being an AEU delegate to the Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC) or Regional Labour Councils. The following vacancies are currently available:
Number of positions available
VTHC - 19
Bendigo - 4
Ballarat - 4
Geelong - 7
Gippsland - 4
Goulburn Valley - 4
North East and Border - 4
South West - 4
Mallee Murray - 4
Written expressions of interest should be submitted by 4pm, Wednesday March 15 to John Cassidy, AEU Victorian branch, via one of the following methods:
Post: 126 Trenerry Crescent, Abbotsford VIC 3067
Fax: (03) 9417 6198.
Email: [email protected]
The AEU is governed by its rules, which determine the regulation and authority of the union's decision-making bodies and of individuals within the AEU. The Rules of the Union are subject to the provisions of the relevant legislation. Find them here.
We will post any applications we make for changes to branch rules here.
- The rule change, made in 2013 to comply with Fair Work legislation, can be downloaded here
- The most recent rule change made in 2016 can be downloaded here
- The FWA decision on the 2016 rule change can be found here
AEC notices regarding "difficult rules"
- The AEU received an adverse report from the AEC in relation to election E2015/262 (Federal Conference Delegates). This report related to a Victorian Branch rule which the AEC believed was difficult to interpret. The AEC report can be found here and the AEU's response can be read here.
- The AEU received an adverse report from the AEC in relation to election E2015/238 (Branch Federal Executive). This report related to a Victorian Branch rule which the AEC believed was difficult to interpret. The AEC report can be found here and the AEU’s response can be read here.
- The AEU received an adverse report from the AEC in relation to election E2016/61 (Sector Council members). This report related to a Victorian Branch rule which the AEC believed was difficult to interpret or apply. The AEC report can be found here and the AEU's response can be read here.
- The AEU received an adverse report from the AEC in relation to the recent election E2016/149 (Casual Vacancies). This report related to a Victorian Branch rule which the AEC believed was difficult to interpret or apply. The AEC report can be found here and the AEU's response can be read here.
Notification to members pursuant to the Requirements of Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Act 2012, Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 and Australian Education Union Victoria Branch Rules.
Member-only reports (login required)
The AEU publishes a number of reports for members only.
Annual financial report
Elected sub-branch representatives
Sub-branches need to notify the AEU of their representatives for the current year as soon as they have held their elections. Click here to fill in the office bearers' form and return to the AEU.