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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Member Associations (2023)
- Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE)
- Australian Association for Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT)
- Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT)
- Australian Association of Special Education (AASE)
- Australian Curriculum Studies Association Incorporated (ACSA)
- Australian Council of TESOL Association (ACTA)
- 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)
- Business Educators Australasia Inc (BEA)
- Drama Australia (DA)
- Early Childhood Australia (ECA)
- 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)
Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE)
As Australia’s peak professional body for environmental educators, we advocate for environmental education and contribute to skills development to help members stay at the forefront of education for nature, the environment and sustainability. We provide a network for the growing force of cross-sector environmental educators across our states and territories.
Australian Association for Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT)
The Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT) is committed to furthering the education of gifted and talented students across Australia. Established in 1985, the AAEGT currently serves members from a range of backgrounds. Our members are parents, educators, academics/researchers and other professionals whose family or work life brings them in contact with gifted children.
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT)
The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) Inc., founded in 1966, is the nation’s premier organisation of mathematics educators. AAMT aims to:
- support and enhance the work of teachers;
- promote the learning of mathematics; and
- represent and promote interests in mathematics education.
Australian Association of Special Education (AASE)
AASE is a broad-based non-categorical association concerned with all who have special education needs. AASE is represented by State Chapters in each state and territory across Australia and is managed by the National Council comprising of representatives of each state and territory.
National Membership Office
PO Box 1221, Burwood, NSW, 1805
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.
Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACSA)
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.
As the peak body for TESOL in Australia, ACTA seeks to advocate for and enhance the profile of the TESOL profession in Australia through a wide range of activities in local, regional, national and international contexts.
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. We provide vision, leadership, representation, advocacy and support for quality teaching and learning of languages.
20 Heron Street
Laidley Heights QLD 4341
Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA)
The Australian Geography Teachers’Association (AGTA) seeks to:
- foster the teaching and learning of geography in Australian schools and enhance awareness of its applications in society
- promote and circulate the results of research into geography education
- maintain a professional network through which teachers of geography in Australia may express opinions on educational matters
- represent the interests of its member affiliates on national education decision making bodies.
P: 0414 613 375
Australian Literacy Educators’ Association Ltd (ALEA)
The Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (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. ALEA recognises the critical role literacy plays in learning and communicating in all curriculum areas, and for effective participation in society.
Australian Society for Music Education (ASME)
The Australian Society for Music Education exists 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.
Business Educators Australasia Inc (BEA)
BEA in conjunction with its affiliates, provides leadership as a national voice to advocate for, and foster excellence in business education. Our vision is for BEA to be the peak national voice of the profession of business educators; education stakeholders seeking BEA first as a partners in the pursuit of excellence in business education.
P: +61 (0)3 9419 9622
Drama Australia (DA)
Drama Australia is the peak national body that represents and advocates on behalf of all state and territory drama education associations in Australia. All members of state and territory Drama associations are automatically members of Drama Australia.
Drama Australia represents drama teachers, academics, applied theatre workers and theatre in education practitioners at national arts and curriculum forums and in national and international peak associations such as the NAAE and IDEA.
Early Childhood Australia (ECA)
Early Childhood Australia (ECA) has been a voice for young children since 1938. We are the peak early childhood advocacy organisation, acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field. ECA advocates to ensure quality, social justice and equity in all issues relating to the education and care of children aged birth to eight years.
History Teachers Association of Australia (HTAA)
The History Teachers’ Association of Australia (Inc) seeks to:
- foster an interest in History and the teaching of History
- provide a forum for discussion and for the exchange of information relative to the teaching of History
- publish from time to time material related to History and the teaching of History
- sponsor and support all such activities as may assist History teachers and the teaching of History
- conduct programs and conferences inviting the participation of History teachers
Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
We are a national, not-for-profit professional association supporting primary school educators in the teaching and learning of English and literacies across the curriculum.
Social and Citizenship Education Association of Australia (SCEAA)
Our association advocates for the development of active and informed citizens who act with moral and ethical integrity locally and globally; work to build connections between diverse social, cultural, linguistic and religious groups, particularly Indigenous groups, both within Australia and overseas; and work for the common good to promote sustainable natural and social environments. Our members work for democracy, equity and justice.
Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA)
The Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) consists of people who share a common concern and commitment to the maintenance and development of appropriate educational opportunities for rural communities in Australia. SPERA began in 1984 and has members in all Australian states and territories. The society holds an annual conference each year and produces regular newsletters and journals for its members.