The Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) is a national body supporting and advocating for professional teaching associations across Australia.

Our members are the joint councils and peak associations for professional teaching associations in seven Australian states and territories. We provide a voice on the national stage to represent the interests of our members, and through them, the thousands of teachers across the country who are members of a teaching association.

Our members – and ourselves – work directly with educators in schools, pre-schools, universities, vocational institutions and other places of learning. We understand the needs and interests of educators and actively contribute to national discussions on their behalf. We work with passion and professionalism to advocate for the important work of our members.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about APTA and our important work. In particular, we strongly encourage you to visit the respective webpages of our members, who work ceaselessly to support the day-to-day activities of associations from Tasmania to the Tiwi Islands.

Webinar – Growing Your Association – May 12 2021

Following our successful webinar on governance support for professional teaching associations, APTA is scheduling a second webinar, this time on ideas, approaches and strategies to support smaller associations establish sustainable practices that lead to growth....

APTA News in Brief – May 2021

APTA is pleased to provide our latest newsletter to our members and friends. 2021 continues to provide an uncertain environment for teaching associations, but our members should know that we continue to advocate on behalf of our members. This newsletter provides an...

Australian Curriculum review consultation

Cheryl Brennan, APTA has worked hard to develop collaborative working relationships with ACARA and we have been able to provide our members with information on the Australian Curriculum review to date. You may be aware that the consultation phase of the review is...