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  • Professional Associations

    A list of Australian and overseas associations related to education.

    Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia
    AHISA is a professional association for Principals of independent and private schools across Australia. Members’ schools include day and boarding, and are of religious and non-denominational affiliations.

    The Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
    AARE is the national association for fostering educational research in Australia. AARE facilitates contact between educational researchers and supports the development of high quality educational research.

    Australian Catholic Primary Principals' Association
    ACPPA promotes the overall aims of Catholic education in all dioceses of Australia and the personal and professional development of Principals in Catholic Primary Schools.

    Australian Council of Educational Leaders (ACEL)
    ACEL is a not-for-profit company and a 21st Century learning organisation that provides resources and experiences for educational leaders.

    Australian Primary Principals' Association
    APPA is the national professional association for primary school principals in Australia. APPA represents affiliated state and territory Government, Catholic and Independent primary schools across the nation

    Australian School Library Association (ASLA)
    The Australian School Library Association Inc. (ASLA) is a national authority, a peak forum in the field of teacher librarianship and school library resource services.

    Catholic Secondary Principals Australia (CaSPA)
    CaSPA is the national peak body for Australian Catholic secondary school principals. It is a federation of the principals' associations which represent Catholic secondary school principals in all Australian States and Territories.

    Centre for Strategic Education (CSE)
    CSE aims to promote and enhance the status and interests of the teaching profession, and by informing, influencing and supporting the work of the profession; providing a range of services, activities and resources to meet professional needs.

    Principals' Association of Victorian Catholic Secondary Schools (PAVCSS)
    PAVCSS is the professional body which supports, educates and represents Victorian Catholic Secondary School Principals in their work within the mission of the Church.

    Principals Australia Institute (PAI)
    PAI exists to support principals and their associations to build effective, inspirational and sustainable leadership in Australian schools. It was previously called the Principals Associations Professional Development Council (APAPDC).

    Victorian Association of Catholic Primary School Principals
    VACPSP is a professional and collegial association that leads educational dialogue and initiatives to enhance Catholic education. The Association works to support the role of all Principals in Catholic Primary Schools across Victoria, focusing on professional matters associated with our work within the Catholic system.

     Victorian Catholic Secondary Schools Deputy Principals Association (VCSSDPA)
    VCSSDPA aims to foster the professional personal and spiritual development and welfare of its participants, and in conjunction with other participants, aims to foster the development of Catholic secondary education throughout the State of Victoria.