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.

APTA News in Brief – October 2021

APTA is pleased to provide our latest newsletter to our members and stakeholders. 2021 has continued to be challenging for teaching associations, especially for those operating in Victoria and New South Wales. APTA and our member associations have continued to...

APTA 2021 Annual General Meeting

Pursuant to section 7.4(a) of the APTA constitution, this post provides notice that the APTA AGM will be held on Saturday 13 October 2021 from 2:00pm to 2:30pm AEDT via Zoom (1:30pm SA, 1:00pm QLD, 12:30pm NT). Business to be conducted at the AGM includes:...

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...

Invitation to a webinar with Ben Jensen

The Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) extends an invite to you and your associations to attend an APTA webinar -  “Back to the future: the fall and rise of subject teaching in Australian Education”.Australian education has seen many changes over the...