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.

Our latest news

Professional Educator article

Cheryl Brennan, president of APTA, has published a fantastic article on the value of professional teaching associations for enhancing collaborative professionalism and teacher agency. Cheryl captures both the challenges and opportunities faced by teacher associations...

Introducing our new board

A highlight for APTA in 2019 was the redevelopment of our Constitution, which has resulted in changes to the structure and operations of our board.  Previously, we had two representatives per member on the APTA board, which has now been reduced. Each member may...

Our 2019 Newsletters

Our 2019 Newsletters As we refresh our website, we will be adding resources, newsletters and other information for the benefit of our members. We have uploaded our 2019 newsletters - to access them, please navigate to the Newsletters tab in the menu above - or click...

Pathways Review submission

APTA was pleased to present a submission into the Review of Senior Secondary Pathways for the Education Council. Teachers have much to contribute to the inquiry into work, further education and training, knowing that teachers are best placed to make recommendations on...