Professional Associations

Professional associations provide networking, leadership and professional learning opportunities for educators. In addition to regular meetings, they may organise workshops, conference, and affiliations with peak bodies. Some associations publish journals or provide online collaborative environments. Specialist associations are an important locus of expertise, professional dialogue and innovation for the teaching profession.

The following list is arranged alphabetically by organisation type or subject area. Some professional associations exist in a viable form only at national level, while others also have an active local group. In cases where there is a local and a national association, the local one is listed first. In some instances, there are two national bodies listed. Some national organisations that are not professional associations, but are significant for their roles in supporting the work of the profession, are also listed.

As voluntary organisations, the internet hosting arrangements for some professional associations may be subject to change. Only associations with currently functioning websites are listed below. Please advise Professional Learning Section if you become aware of links that require updating.

Agriculture

Art (Visual Arts)

Commerce (Accounting, Business Studies, Economics, Civics and Citizenship, Economics, Global Studies and Legal Studies)

Computing

Curriculum

Dance

Drama

Educational leadership

Educational research

English

English as a Second Language

Environment

Geography

Health and Physical Education

History

Home Economics

Languages

Library

Literacy

Mathematics

Media

Music

Physical Education and Sport

Principals

Professional Associations

Science

SOSE

Special Education

Teaching

Technology

Vocational Education (VET)

Visual Arts