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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 34 universities.
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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.

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AHEIA Members

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Membership of AHEIA is open to all Australian universities and colleges of advanced education established under State, Commonwealth or Territory legislation. AHEIA’s current members are listed below.


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Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University

Australian National University

Australian National University

Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University

Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University

CQ University

CQ University

Curtin University

Curtin University

Deakin University

Deakin University

Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University

Federation University of Australia

Federation University of Australia

Griffith University

Griffith University

James Cook University

James Cook University

Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Monash University

Monash University

Murdoch University

Murdoch University

Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology

RMIT University

RMIT University

Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University

Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide

University of Canberra

University of Canberra

University of New England

University of New England

University of Newcastle

University of Newcastle

University of Notre Dame Australia

University of Notre Dame Australia

University of Queensland

University of Queensland

University of South Australia

University of South Australia

University of Southern Queensland

University of Southern Queensland

University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney

University of the Sunshine Coast

University of the Sunshine Coast

University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia

University of Wollongong

University of Wollongong

Victoria University

Victoria University

Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University

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AHEIA Executive Committee

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Professor Carolyn Evans


AHEIA President

Professor Carolyn Evans


AHEIA President

Griffith University

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Professor Zlatko Skrbis


AHEIA Vice-President

Professor Zlatko Skrbis


AHEIA Vice-President

Australian Catholic University

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Professor Pascale Quester


Executive Committee Member

Professor Pascale Quester


Swinburne University of Technology

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Professor Alex Zelinsky AO


Executive Committee Member

Professor Alex Zelinsky AO


The University of Newcastle

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Professor Renée Leon


Executive Committee Member

Professor Renée Leon


Charles Sturt University

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Jane Booth


Executive Committee Member

Jane Booth


University of South Australia

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AHEIA Strategic Plan 2021-2024
AHEIA Rules
AHEIA Annual Report 2022
AHEIA Annual Report 2021
AHEIA Annual Report 2020
AHEIA Annual Report 2019
AHEIA Annual Report 2018
AHEIA Annual Report 2017
AHEIA Annual Report 2016
AHEIA Annual Report 2015
AHEIA Annual Report 2014
AHEIA Annual Report 2013
AHEIA Annual Report 2012
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Led by Executive Director Craig Laughton, AHEIA's team includes experts from the industrial relations, HR, legal, events and learning and capability disciplines.