Professional Teacher Associations

Local, national and international professional educator/teacher associations

The following list of national professional teacher associations and Western Australian peak bodies and teachers' associations can be downloaded in PDF format here. 

Also for download - our PDF list of Facebook groups and pages​ of professional teacher and artist associations and arts and cultural organisations.

National

Australian Government – Department of Education and Training - http://education.gov.au/
Parliamentary Education Office (PEO) - http://www.peo.gov.au/
Australian Alliance of Associations in Education (AAAE) - http://aaae.edu.au/
Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) - http://www.aaee.org.au/
Australian Catholic Primary Principals’ Association (ACPPA) - http://acppa.catholic.edu.au/
Australian College of Educators (ACE) - http://www.austcolled.com.au/
Australian Council of Deans of Education Inc. (ACDE) - http://www.acde.edu.au/pages/index.asp
Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) - http://www.acel.org.au/
Australian Curriculum Studies Association Inc. (ACSA) - http://www.acsa.edu.au/pages/index.asp
Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (AFMLTA) - http://afmlta.asn.au/
Australian Federation of Societies for Studies of Society and Environment (AFSSSE) - http://www.afssse.asn.au/
Australian Government Primary Principals Association (AGPPA) - http://www.agppa.asn.au/
Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) - http://www.aitsl.edu.au/
Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) - http://www.appa.asn.au/
Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) - https://www.apta.edu.au/
Australian Secondary Principals Association Ltd. (ASPA) - http://www.aspa.asn.au/
Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) - http://www.atea.edu.au/
Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA) - http://www.ahisa.edu.au/
Catholic Secondary Principals Australia (CASPA) - http://www.caspa.edu.au/
Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) - http://www.chass.org.au/
Early Childhood Australia (ECA) - http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/
Independent Primary School Heads of Australia (IPSHA) - http://www.ipsha.org.au/
Network professional [teacher] associations - http://www.aitsl.edu.au/about-us/links/network-professional-associations
The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) - http://www.achper.org.au/
Vocational Education and Training Network Australia (VETNA) - http://www.vetnetwork.org.au/
 

Western Australia

Ancient History Association of Western Australia - http://www.humanities.uwa.edu.au/community
Art Education Association of Western Australia (ArtEd) - http://arted.org.au/
Ausdance WA - http://www.ausdancewa.org.au/
Australian Association for Environmental Education WA (AAEE WA) - http://www.aaeewa.org.au/
Australian Association for Special Education Inc (WA Chapter) - http://aase.edu.au/chapters/wa
Australian Early Childhood Association WA Branch (AECA) - http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/state-territory-branches/western-australia/
Australian Independent Schools WA Libraries Inc. (AISWA Libraries) - http://www.aiswalibraries.org.au/
Australian Literacy Educators’ Association WA (ALEA WA) - http://www.alea.edu.au/wa
Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing Ltd. WA - http://www.anats.org.au/#!wa-chapter/c18ir
Australian Society for Music Education Western Australian Chapter (ASME WA) - http://www.asme.edu.au/wa/
Australian Teachers of Media WA (ATOM WA) - http://www.atomwa.com.au/
Business Educators of Western Australia Inc. (BEWA) – http://www.bea.asn.au/members/ETAWA/index.php
Catholic Primary Principals Association WA - http://www.cppawa.asn.au/
Catholic Secondary Principals’ Association (CSPA) - http://www.cspa.wa.edu.au/
Drama West - http://www.dramawest.com/
Design and Technology Teachers Association of Western Australia (DATTA WA) - http://members.iinet.net.au/~datta/
Early Childhood Teachers Association of WA (ECTA WA) - http://www.ectawa.org.au/
Early Years in Education Society - http://eyes.org.au/
Economic Teachers’ Association of Western Australia (ETAWA) - http://etawa.asn.au/
Educational Computing Association of Western Australia Inc. (ECAWA) - http://ecawa.wa.edu.au/
English Teachers Association of WA (ETA WA) - http://www.etawa.org.au/
Geographical Association of WA (GAWA) - http://www.gawa.asn.au/gawa/HOME.htm
History Teachers’ Association of WA (HTAWA) - http://www.htawa.org/
Home Economics Institute of Australia WA Division (HEIAWA) - http://heiawa.com/home.html
Independent Primary School Heads of Australia (IPSHA) – WA Branch http://www.ipsha.org.au/state-branches/western-australia
Independent Schools Drama Association (ISDA) – current Office Bearer – All Saints College – Stephen.roberts@allsaints.wa.edu.au
Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia (MLTAWA) - http://mltawa.asn.au/
Montessori Teachers Association WA - http://montessoriteachers.com.au/
Political and Legal Educators Association of Western Australia - http://pleawa.org.au/
Science Teachers’ Association of Western Australia (STAWA) - http://stawa.net/
Speech and Drama Teachers’ Association of WA (SDTAWA) - http://www.sdtawa.com.au/
STEM Education Research Group – ECU - http://humanities.curtin.edu.au/research/centres/stem_group/
STEAM Education – Murdoch University - http://www.murdoch.edu.au/School-of-Education/Research/STEAM-Education/
The Mathematical Association of Western Australia (MAWA) - http://www.mawainc.org.au/
The Professional Teaching Council of Western Australia (PTC WA) - http://www.ptcwa.wa.edu.au/
The Western Australian Association of Teacher Assistants Inc. - http://www.waata.asn.au/
Western Association for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (WATESOL) - http://watesol.org.au/
Western Australian Education Support Principals’ and Administrators Association Inc. (WAESPAA) - http://www.waespaa.com.au/
West Australian Music Teachers Association Inc. (WAMTA) - http://musicteacherswa.org.au/
Western Australian Institute for Educational Research (WAIER) - http://www.waier.org.au/
Western Australian Primary Principals Association (WAPPA) - http://www.wappa.asn.au/
Western Australian Secondary School Executives Association (WASSEA) - http://www.wassea.asn.au/
Western Australian School Library Association (WASLA) - http://www.wasla.asn.au/
 

Associations by art form/art subject

Dance

Australian Dance Council (Ausdance) – http://ausdance.org.au/
Australian Teachers of Dancing - http://www.atod.net.au/
The Federation Association of Teachers of Dance Australia (FATD) - http://www.fatd.com.au/
 

Drama

Speech and Drama Teachers’ Association of WA (SDTAWA) - http://www.sdtawa.com.au/
Independent Schools Drama Association (ISDA) – current Office Bearer – All Saints College – Stephen.roberts@allsaints.wa.edu.au
Speech and Drama Teachers’ Association of WA (SDTAWA) - http://www.sdtawa.com.au/
 

Media Arts

Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) - http://www.metromagazine.com.au/atom/about.html 
Australian Teachers of Media WA (ATOM WA) - http://www.atomwa.com.au/
Design and Technology Teachers Association of Western Australia (DATTA WA) - http://members.iinet.net.au/~datta/
 

Music

Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association WA (ABODA) - https://waaboda.wordpress.com/
Australian Society for Music Education Inc. (ASME) - http://www.asme.edu.au/
Australian Society for Music Education Western Australian Chapter (ASME WA) - http://www.asme.edu.au/wa/
West Australian Music Teachers Association Inc. (WAMTA) - http://musicteacherswa.org.au/
Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing Ltd. WA - http://www.anats.org.au/#!wa-chapter/c18ir
 

Visual Arts

Art Education Australia (AEA) - http://www.arteducation.org.au/
Art Education Association of Western Australia (ArtEd) - http://arted.org.au/
Design and Technology Teachers’ Association of WA (Inc.) - http://members.iinet.net.au/~datta/
 
Professional teachers' Arts in Education Advocacy groups are listed here.
 

Associations in other learning areas

English/Literacy

Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) - http://www.aate.org.au/
Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) – http://www.alea.edu.au/  
Australian Literacy Educators’ Association WA (ALEA WA) - http://www.alea.edu.au/wa
Children’s Book Council of Western Australia (CBCWA) - http://wa.cbca.org.au/
English Teachers Association of WA (ETA WA) - http://www.etawa.org.au/
Literacy Educators Coalition - http://www.literacyeducators.com.au/
Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) - http://www.petaa.edu.au/imis_Prod/w
           

Mathematics

The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. (AAMT) http://www.aamt.edu.au/
The Mathematical Association of Western Australia (MAWA) - http://www.mawainc.org.au/
 

Science

Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) - http://asta.edu.au/
Science Teachers’ Association of Western Australia (STAWA) - http://stawa.net/
Scientists [& Mathematicians] in Schools - http://www.scientistsinschools.edu.au/
Australian Anthropological Society (AAS) - http://www.aas.asn.au/
Chemistry Education Association - http://www.cea.asn.au/
 

STEAM

Visit Facebook groups; information provided in the ArtsEdge STEAM Education portal.
 

History

The History Teachers’ Association of Australia (HTAA) - http://www.historyteacher.org.au/
History Teachers’ Association of WA (HTAWA) - http://www.htawa.org/
Ancient History Association of Western Australia - http://www.humanities.uwa.edu.au/community
 

Languages

Australian Council of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages [TESOL] - http://www.tesol.org.au/
Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association Inc. (AFMLTA) - http://afmlta.asn.au/
Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of WA (Inc.) - http://cltawa.asn.au/
Classical Languages Teachers Association (CLTA) - http://classics.org.au/clta/
Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia (JLTAWA) - http://jltawa.org/
Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia (MLTAWA) - http://mltawa.asn.au/
Teachers’ Association German Western Australia - http://www.ausdaf.edu.au/wa/
Westralian Indonesian Language Teachers’ Association - http://www.wilta.org/
Western Australian Teachers of French Association (TOFA) - http://tofawa.asn.au/
Western Australian Association of Teachers of Italian (WAATI) - http://www.waati.com.au/
 

Other

Asia Literacy Teachers’ Association of Australia - http://www.asialiteracy.org.au/
Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) - http://www.aaee.org.au/
Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT) - http://www.aaegt.net.au/
Australian Association of Special Education (AASE) - http://aase.edu.au/
Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) - http://acce.edu.au/     
Australian Federation of Societies for Studies of Society and Environment (AFSSSE) - http://www.afssse.asn.au/index.htm
Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA) - http://www.agta.asn.au/ 
Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) - https://www.alia.org.au/
Australian School Library Association (ASLA) - http://www.asla.org.au/
Business Educators Australasia Inc. (BEA) - http://www.afssse.asn.au/bea/index.htm
Home Economics Institute of Australia (HEIA) - http://www.heia.com.au/
Industrial Technology and Design Teachers’ Association (INTAD) - http://www.intad.asn.au/
National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) - http://www.naae.asn.au/pages/naae/home.php
One World Centre (OWC) - http://www.oneworldcentre.org.au/
Social and Citizenship Education Association of Australia Inc. (SCEAA) - http://sceaa.org.au/
            
Further information about professional groups and associations can be found in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts and Culture and Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia portals on this website.
 
If your association would like to be added to this list, email artsedge@dlgsc.wa.gov.au