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 – May 2022

APTA News in Brief: May 2022APTA continues to represent the interests of joint councils and teaching associations at the national level. Our News in Brief for May 2022 outlines the work we have been doing on behalf of associations.  Please click the image of the...

Submission on draft copyright legislation

Knowing that teachers and teaching associations engage with copyright issues, APTA was pleased to provide a submission on the exposure draft of the Copyright Amendment (Access Reforms) Bill 2021 and on the technological protection measure exceptions in the Copyright...

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...

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...