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Education Associations

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association [n.]

1. a group of people organised for a joint purpose. 2. a connection or cooperative link between people or organisation. 3. a mental connection between things. 4. the state of occurring with something else; co-occurrence.
- ORIGIN mid 16th century [in the sense ‘uniting in a common purpose’] : from medieval Latin associatio[n-], from Latin associare ‘to unite, ally’
Oxford Dictionaries

While most teachers would have an affiliation with a union, many also have links with one or more professional associations. These may range from curriculum areas to leadership, technology to non-government school groups. These provide support, discussion forums, sharing of skills and knowledge, professional development and also contribute to more effective curriculum implementation, teaching, learning and leadership/administration.

This page looks at associations and groups for Principals, Executive, leadership development, support staff, non-government schools, higher education, educational research and more, also at state/territory and national level.

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The First Page looks at associations and groups for learning and curriculum areas at both state/territory and national level.

Parent associations are found on the Parent Involvement page.

Unless considered essential, no annotations are provided as association titles are considered self-explanatory.


Australian Primary Principals’ Association

Principals in government Primary schools.

Australian Secondary Principals’ Association

Principals in government Secondary schools.

Australian Special Education Principals’ Association

Catholic School Principals

Catholic Primary Principals

Other Groups

Independent School Principals

Includes Independent Primary School Heads of Australia and various state branches.

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Other Leadership Associations

Executive Associations

Overseas Bodies

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Other Information

Association Portals

State/Territory Peak Bodies

    Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia.
  • Professional Associations
    Some national associations, but dominated by Queensland branches or groups. Queensland College of Teachers.
  • TAFE Directors Australia
    ‘TAFE Directors Australia is the peak national body incorporated to represent Australia’s 58 public TAFE Institutes and university TAFE divisions, and the Australia-Pacific Technical College [APTC]’.
  • Teaching Australia Network Associations
    Major organisations. Links to other lists via the “About US” menu.

Higher Education Associations

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Non-Government School Groups

Independent School System.

Christian School Groups

Other Non-Government Groups

Professional Associations

Teacher based, professional development, “specific interest” groups and more.

Womens’ Associations

Research Associations & Groups

School Support Staff Associations & Groups

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