The Australian Higher Education Industrial Association is the employer association for the higher education sector, registered under the Federal Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009. Our membership currently comprises 32 universities.
Our office is located in the Melbourne CBD, and we employ a team of highly mobile specialist consultants who travel frequently to service our member needs.
AHEIA provides advice, assistance and representation to its members on workplace relations matters, including appearing for members in proceedings before the Fair Work Commission, on either an individual or collective basis, and in internal disciplinary proceedings.
AHEIA provides a range of learning and development services, including a suite of workplace relations training programs, leadership development programs and wellbeing programs specifically designed for university staff. The Association designs bespoke and customised programs for ‘in-house’ delivery as well as offering training workshops throughout the year in all mainland State capital cities.
AHEIA is heavily involved in assisting members with their enterprise bargaining, including through facilitating the sharing of information between members on bargaining developments in the sector as they unfold.
We make formal submissions on behalf of our members to Government and Parliamentary inquiries on workplace relations matters, and provide public commentary on workplace relations matters affecting our members.
The AHEIA annual subscription entitles member universities to the following services provided by AHEIA. All services are provided free-of-cost to members except as specifically mentioned below.
AHEIA’s current members are listed below – all linked to their own websites which will open in a new window.
Membership of AHEIA is open to all Australian universities and colleges of advanced education established under State, Commonwealth or Territory legislation.
At the AGM held on 28 November 2023, it was resolved that the Association would apply to the Fair Work Commission to amend AHEIA’s Rules as follows: