These AAAE associations encompass a wide range of expertise in learning areas and general areas of education. The associations represent considerable educational capital that has the potential to value-add in supporting the work of teachers, schools, jurisdictions and governments around Australia.
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- Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE)
- Australian Association for Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT)
- Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT)
- Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE)
- Australian Association of Special Education (AASE)
- Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE)
- Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)
- Australian Curriculum Studies Association Incorporated (ACSA)
- Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA)
- Art Education Australia (AEA)
- Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (AFMLTA)
- Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA)
- Australian Literacy Educators’ Association Ltd (ALEA)
- Australian Society for Music Education (ASME)
- Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA)
- Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)
- Business Educators Australasia Inc (BEA)
- Early Childhood Australia (ECA)
- Home Economics Institute of Australia (HEIA)
- History Teachers Association of Australia (HTAA)
- Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
- Social and Citizenship Education Association of Australia (SCEAA)
- Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA)
- Vocational Education and Training Network Australia – VETnetwork Australia
- Drama Australia (DA)
Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE)
AAEE is the peak national member based organisation delivering sustainability through education based community programs and national and international partnerships. Nationally the AAEE is driving two significant projects through Australian Education for Sustainably Alliance (AESA) to support teachers to incorporate curriculum priorities in the National Curriculum. Providing innovative professional development for local government, NGO’s, TAFE and Government sectors with the Skilling Educators for Sustainability Australia (SESA).
PO Box 996, Cotton Tree, QLD, 4558
P +61 7 5479 1424
Australian Association for Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT)
The Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT) provides expertise and advocacy to federal and state government, national forums, and education conferences. Quality resources include a refereed journal, newsletters and support materials, website development and organisation of a biennial national conference.
The AAEGT came into existence in May 1985 as a result of a growing recognition among educators of the need for the establishment of a national body as a focus for the endeavours of Australian teachers and parents in the field of gifted education.
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT)
The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) is the peak national body of mathematics teachers representing their professional interests and supporting their work. It has branches in each state and territory and extensive and active networks within the profession.
GPO Box 1729, Adelaide SA 5001
Building D, 80 Payneham Road, Stepney SA 5069
P. +61(0)8 8363 0288
Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE)
The Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) is the national umbrella organisation unifying autonomous state and territory professional associations for teachers of school subject English. Established in 1964, it is a not-for-profit professional association run mainly by unpaid volunteers to promote and support secondary school English teaching.
PO Box 3203, Norwood SA 5067
416 Magill Road, Kensington Gardens SA 5068
P. +61(0)8 8332 2845
F. +61(0)8 8333 0394
Australian Association of Special Education (AASE)
AASE is a broad-based national organisation that advocates for quality educational programs and services for students with disability and special education needs. AASE Acts in an advocacy role with the federal government and key decision makers on issues related to special education, and is represented on key national advisory committees.
National Membership Office
PO Box 2223
Bomaderry, NSW, 2541
Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE)
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)
The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) is the leading professional association representing and advocating for teachers and other professionals working in the fields of health and physical education. ACHPER aims to support professional learning of teachers and promoting active and healthy lifestyle for all Australians.
PO Box 304, Hindmarsh SA 5007
321 Port Road, Hindmarsh SA 5007
P. +61(08) 8340 3388
F. +61(08) 8340 3399
Australian Curriculum Studies Association Incorporated (ACSA)
The Australian Curriculum Studies Association Incorporated (ACSA) was established in 1983 as a broadly based educational association supporting the professional interests of educators in curriculum work from all levels and sectors within and beyond Australia. ACSA works to support educators so that all students have access to a meaningful, relevant and engaging curriculum. ACSA provides national advocacy and leadership in curriculum. It is committed to curriculum reform informed by the principles of social justice and equity and respect for the democratic rights of all.
Deakin Professional Centre, Unit 5, 46 Geils Court, Deakin, ACT 2600
PO Box 331, Deakin West ACT 2600
P: 02 6260 5660
Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA)
ACTA, the Australian Council of TESOL Associations, is the national coordinating body
for all associations of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
across Australia. We represent and support the interests of teachers of
English to speakers of other languages and dialects and their students.
Art Education Australia (AEA)
Art Education Australia Inc. (AEA) is the peak national professional association that supports and promotes art education at all levels as an integral part of general education and art education research within Australia. AEA represents the profession at national arts and education forums and in national and international peak associations.
150 Palmerston Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
P +61 3 9349 5188
F +61 3 9349 3389
P: 03 9349 5188
Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (AFMLTA)
The Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (AFMLTA Inc.) is the national professional body representing teachers of all languages in Australia. The term ‘modern’ is used for historical reasons and is not intended to exclude any language. The AFMLTA believes that there is value in all language learning and is accordingly interested in promoting the teaching and learning of any language (ancient, modern, ‘community’, Aboriginal, traditional, international, European, Asian or other).
31 Hayman Street
Boondall QLD 4034
Mob: 0409 878 091
Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA)
The Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA) is a federation of all the Australian States and Territories Geography Teachers Associations. AGTA is committed to fostering the teaching and learning of geography in Australian schools and maintaining a professional network through which teachers of geography in Australia may express opinions on educational matters.
PO Box 315, Artarmon, NSW 1570
P: 0437 897 993
Australian Literacy Educators’ Association Ltd (ALEA)
The Australian Literacy Educators’ Association Ltd (ALEA) is an independent professional association dedicated to literacy and English language learning from early childhood through all stages of schooling and tertiary education contexts. It is an affiliate of the International Reading Association (IRA) and has been operating across all states and territories since 1975.
PO Box 3203, Norwood, SA 5067
English House, 416 Magill Road, Kensington Gardens, SA 5068
P. +61(0)8 8332 2845
F. +61(0)8 8333 0394
Australian Society for Music Education (ASME)
The Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) was established in 1967. Its establishment followed discussions between nationwide representatives after the successful UNESCO Conference on Music Education held in Sydney in July 1965. The purpose of ASME is to encourage and advance music education at all levels as an integral part of general education and community life, and as a profession within the broad field of music.
PO Box 7184
West Lakes SA 5021
F: +61(0)8 8125 5749
Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA)
Founded in 1951, the Australian Science Teachers Association is a federation of Science Teachers Associations from all Australian states and territories, with its National Secretariat based in Canberra. ASTA has approximately 4,000 individual members including 800 primary members, and ten honorary life members. ASTA has a powerful voice to influence policy and practice in science education.
Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)
The Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) is the major professional association for teacher educators in Australia. The mission of the Australian Teacher Education Association is to promote: The preservice and continuing education of teachers in all forms and contexts; The teacher education as central in the educational enterprise of the nation; Research on teacher education as a core endeavour.
Business Educators Australasia Inc (BEA)
BEA is the peak association for teachers/trainers/educators of Business education (business, accounting, economics, financial literacy, law-related education). BEA is comprised of 12 affiliate subject associations from across Australia and New Zealand, representing approximately 6,000 educators.
PO Box 361, Abbotsford VIC 3067
Carringbush Business Centre, Suite 201, Level 2, 134-136, Cambridge Street, Collingwood VIC 3066
P: + 61 (0)3 9419 9622
F: + 61 (0)3 9419 1205
Early Childhood Australia (ECA)
Established in 1938, Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is the largest and most authoritative peak body in the early childhood sector. ECA’s vision is that every young child is thriving and learning. Our role in achieving this is to promote the rights and interests of all young children and to support the delivery of high-quality early childhood education and care.
PO Box 86, Deakin West ACT 2600
P. +61(0)2 6242 1800
F. +61(0)2 6242 1818
Home Economics Institute of Australia (HEIA)
The Home Economics Institute of Australia Inc. (HEIA) is the peak professional body for home economics professionals in Australia. HEIA provides a national focus for home economics and home economists working in education, community health and industry.
P. 1800 446 841
History Teachers Association of Australia (HTAA)
The History Teacher’ Association of Australia (HTAA) is the peak body promoting the teaching and learning of History in Australia. HTAA provides a forum for discussion on History, and supports activities that assist the teaching and learning of History in primary and secondary schools across Australia.
PO Box 1145, Scarborough WA 6922
E. Louise.firstname.lastname@example.org (President)
P. +61(0)2 8007 5855
Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
The Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) is a national, not-for-profit professional association supporting primary school educators in the teaching and learning of English and literacies across the curriculum. Formed in 1972, PETAA is one of the largest associations for primary educators in Australia. Working with a network of leading academics, educational and literacy consultants, and exemplary classroom teachers, PETAA supports primary school educators with print and digital publications, professional learning courses, teaching and learning projects development via partnerships, along with an active advocacy campaign for the professional interests of members and the wider education community.
PO Box 3106, Marrickville Metro NSW 2204
Camdenville Public School, Laura St, Newtown NSW 2042
P. +61(0)2 8020 3900
F. +61(0)2 8020 3933
Social and Citizenship Education Association of Australia (SCEAA)
Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA)
The Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia serves as a national advocate representing rural education and training. Key activities include an annual national conference, the Australian Rural Education Award and publishing the Australian and International Journal of Rural Education.
Vocational Education and Training Network Australia – VETnetwork Australia
VETnetwork Australia is a national network of teachers, trainers, career advisors, program coordinators, administrative and support personnel committed to vocational learning, vocational education and youth transition.
VETnetwork Australia is a membership based organisation who draws its members from all States and Territories and teaching, training, and career advisory sectors (including Government, Independent and Catholic Schools and private industry).
VETnetwork Australia has established partnerships with peak bodies including education and training organisations, universities, government departments and industry groups.
Unit 3, 262 Marion Road, Netley SA 5037
P: 08 8297 4533
F: 08 8351 3599
Drama Australia is a peak national association for drama education in Australia. Its
members are state and territory associations for drama education. Since its inception in 1976, when it was established as the National Association for Drama in Education (NADIE), Drama Australia has provided leadership in drama and education by advocating, representing, encouraging and supporting the teaching and learning of drama and providing a national focus and forum for drama and education. It has organised national and international conference and produced publications, guidelines, projects as well as undertaken lobbying and representing drama educators and education at a national level.
PO Box 320, Indooroopilly Centre, QLD, 4068
P: 07 3009 0664
F: 07 3009 0668