Committee nominations now open

29 July 2022

Nominations are called to fill vacancies on the following AEU Committees. 

You can read more about the role of each committee here.

Legal Defence Appeals Committee

The Legal Defence Appeals Committee determines appeals arising from the Union’s Legal Defence Rules.

Four vacancies exist for a term ending March 2023. Nominees must be 2022 Branch Council Delegates who are not members of Branch Executive.

Curriculum and Professional Development Management Committee

The Committee is responsible for policy development in relation to curriculum and professional issues and oversights in the AEU professional development program.

One General vacancy exists for a term ending 31 March 2023. 


Standing committees


The Reconciliation Standing Committee ensures through Branch Council, support of future Reconciliation work and RAPs. The Committee will seek cultural advice and guidance from the AEU Aboriginal Education Consultative Committee.

One male vacancy for 2 years ending December 2023 and two female vacancies for one year ending December 2022.


The Committee is chaired by the Treasurer and prepares the AEU budget and reviews expenditure on a quarterly basis. 

One male vacancy for 2 years ending December 2023 and two male vacancies for one year ending December 2022.

Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare

The Committee monitors OHS&W issues and advises on matters relating to the working environment and health of members and students. 

One male vacancy for 2 years ending December 2023.

Consultative committees

Consultative Committees provide advice to Branch Executive on matters affecting their membership sector.

All vacancies are for a one-year term of office ending December 2022.

Status of Women – Four vacancies
Women members from all membership sectors and classifications.

Contract and TRT – Three vacancies 
Employable, Contract and TRT members.

Special Education – Four vacancies
Teachers and School Services Officers involved in Special Education.

Leaders – Three vacancies.
School leader members in all sectors of schooling.

Aboriginal Education – Five vacancies
Indigenous members from all membership sectors and classifications.

School Services Officers – One vacancy
School Services Officers in the Department for Education.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) – Four vacancies
All membership sectors and classifications.

Early Childhood – up to seven vacancies, a majority of whom shall be Children’s Services Act employees
Members working in Early Childhood Education.

Environmental Sustainability – Five vacancies
All membership sectors and classifications.

Closing date:

Nominations for these Committee vacancies must reach the Returning Officer, 163 Greenhill Road, Parkside 5063, no later than 5.00 pm on Wednesday 17 August 2022.

A nomination form is available at  and from the AEU.

Nominations may be accompanied by a supporting statement of not more than 200 words.

Election procedure:

Ballots for contested positions will be conducted at Branch Council on Saturday 20 June 2022.

David Smith
Returning Officer