The APTA Event Calendar is being updated on a daily basis. Please look over the events for professional learning activities that are relevant to you. These activities are offered across Australia. You can look at all activities or search by state or territory. For the Calendar of Events click here.
The Australian Professional Teachers Association’s awards acknowledge the exemplary innovation and leadership carried out by individuals and associations who have made outstanding contributions as volunteers to the work undertaken by professional teaching associations.
To assist the APTA Awards Committee, APTA encourages state and territory joint council boards to nominate worthy educators and associations to receive well deserved recognition for their outstanding service to professional teaching associations and the professional standing of teachers in Australia.
There are six APTA awards categories. For the information about the award and the nomination form click on the link/s below.
2 December 2015: Nominations information available
4 March 2016: Nominations close
9 March 2016: Awards selection completed
11 March 2016: Successful nominees contacted
8 April 2016: Awards conferred
This award is presented to an APTA member who has made an outstanding contribution in furthering the Objects of the APTA Board.
During the period between 1 November 2014 and 31 December 2015.
The award recognise excellence in the reporting of educational issues to the public through the media. Entries must have national significance.
The criteria for the award:
Please note: Entries will require the submission of a single reporting work or up to three pieces relating to the same matter.
CPA Australia releases much-needed guide
To help users gain a better understanding of not-for-profit (NFP) financial reporting, CPA Australia has developed a free online publication A guide to understanding the financial report of not-for-profit entities
This guide provides different users, who are not experts in accounting, with some useful tools and pointers to make sense of the information that is contained within NFP financial reports.
Some of the key features that will benefit users reading the guide are:
An outline of the important elements of NFP financial statements
The use of an fictitious example to illustrate some important aspects of NFP financial statements
An overview of audits and reviews of NFP financial statements
A simple glossary of terminology used in NFP financial reports.
The guide is very much about enhancing the understanding of not-for-profits and the financial metrics they prepare and present. It can be used by members, donors, funding providers, as well as management and staff of not-for-profits.
Download CPA Australia’s publication, A guide to understanding the financial reports of not-for-profit entities here.