Research & policy

Here’s where you will find all of AEU Victoria’s research, submissions, policy positions and branch council resolutions.

AEU Victoria has a dedicated team of experienced researchers who draft submissions to inquiries, reviews and consultations. They also regularly conduct surveys and research into the views and professional experiences of its members across all sectors.

The AEU’s annual State of Our Schools survey, for example, is among the most comprehensive surveys of school leaders conducted in the state, generating important media about the needs and interests of Victoria’s public schools.

AEU Victorian Branch Council passes regular resolutions on a range of educational, industrial and broader political issues of particular concern to members.

Council resolutions and results from the AEU’s most recent research are also posted here. Academics and others who wish to access earlier results for longitudinal research purposes should contact the AEU research unit at [email protected].


Teachers need extra resources

Rising workloads are the main reason teachers consider leaving the profession, new research from the AEU has found.

Category: Research

Stress and burnout key safety concerns

Monash University report has found that stress and burnout are among the chief health and safety concerns for AEU members, with 51% experiencing an OHS incident in the past year.

Category: Surveys

School principals under greater pressure than ever

The Australian Education Union has released the State of our Schools Survey today, showing that Victorian public school principals are dealing with peak levels of stress and workload.

Category: Surveys

Class sizes: the research

Briefing paper, July 2014: Conservatives repeatedly argue that class size is not an important factor in raising student achievent, despite a wealth of evidence to the contrary. This AEU briefing paper summarises the existing research.

Category: Research

Performance pay: the research

Briefing paper, July 2012: Payment by results for teachers remains a perennial goal for conservative governments, despite a wealth of evidence that shows that such incentives do not raise student achievement and can even undermine it.

Category: Research

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