National Links

Adult Learning Australia
ALA is committed to ensuring that all Australians can access the benefits of lifelong and lifewide learning.

Asia Education Foundation
Asia Education Foundation (AEF) provides school leaders, teachers and students with the global perspectives and tools to amplify their intercultural skills and mindsets. AEF delivers informative resources national and international professional learning, innovative programs and rich networks that connect Australian schools with 23 countries across Asia-Pacific. Since 1992, AEF has been an initiative of Asialink at The University of Melbourne and partners with the Australian Government, state and territory education jurisdictions, education professional associations, business and philanthropic supporters.

Australasian Association of Distance Education Schools
AADES promotes personalised learning through blended learning, e-learning, professional learning and networked learning.

Australian Association for Research in Education
AARE is a national professional association of educational researchers in Australia. Established in 1970, the association has provided support for successive generations of educational researchers from Australian universities; local, state and federal governments; early childhood education contexts; schools, colleges and training organisations; as well as private research agencies. Its objectives centre on advancing scholarly inquiry into education, enhancing quality in educational research, and seeking to promote and advocate for the positive impact of educational research on policy and practice in education and associated areas of society.

Australian Council for Educational Leaders
ACEL supports the development of educational leadership capabilities across Australia through conferences and workshops, leadership programs, in-house publications, online resources, and a bookshop. Access to these leadership-focused opportunities is available for classroom teachers through to system leaders.

Australian Council of Deans of Education
The Australian Council of Deans of Education informs policies, strategies, conversations and research in higher education, particularly teacher education.

Australian Council of Social Service
Established in 1956, the Australian Council of Social Service is a national advocate for people affected by poverty, disadvantage and inequality, and the peak council for community services nationally.

Australian College of Educators
The Australian College of Educators (ACE) is not-for-profit national professional association for the education profession. The ACE is a united movement for the profession across all levels, sectors, systems and subjects.

Australian Council for Educational Research
ACER's mission is to create and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the lifespan. ACER is a not-for-profit research organisation established in Australia.

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
ACARA is an independent statutory authority. ACARA are unique in that they have a national leadership role and take a national approach to setting educational expectations for all Australians. Their work is set and agreed by all of Australia’s education ministers in the form of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Education Council.

Australian Curriculum Studies Association
ACSA was established in 1983 as a broadly based educational association supporting the professional interests of educators in curriculum work from all levels and sectors within and beyond Australia.

Australian Education Union
The organisation that represents Australian public school, early childhood and TAFE teachers, education leaders and education support staff industrially and professionally.

Australian Geography Competition
The Australian Geography Competition is a contest for Australian secondary school students, assessing their geographical knowledge and skills. The Competition aims to encourage student interest in geography and to reward student excellence.

Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership
AITSL provides national leadership for the Australian State and Territories in promoting excellence in the profession of teaching and school leadership.

Australian Professional Teaching Associations
Association (APTA) is a national body supporting and advocating for professional teaching associations across Australia

Australian Parents’ Council
Provides the national non-government parent voice on education issues

Australian Primary Principals Association
This association brings together government, independent and Catholic primary school leaders who work with the highest levels of collegiality in the best interests of Australian primary education.

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth
ARACY brings people and knowledge together for the benefit of children and young people in Australia. Our purpose is to ensure the maximum benefit to Australia’s children (and the whole community) by ensuring that policies and programs, designed to help young Australians overcome obstacles and reach their potential, are based on evidence of what works.

Australian Science Innovations
Australian Science Innovations (ASI) is Australia’s premier provider of innovative and challenging science programs, competitions and residential camps for high achievers such as the Australian Science Olympiads.

Australian Schools Plus
Schools Plus was formed to break down the barriers between schools and donors.

Australian Secondary Principals’ Association
The Australian Secondary Principals’ Association (ASPA) is a professional body that represents the interests of principals, deputy principals and assistant principals from government secondary schools across Australia. ASPA works with the profession to shape a paradigm of leadership and learning in order to create a better, preferred future for all students in Australia’s government secondary schools.

Early Childhood Australia
Early Childhood Australia (ECA) has been a voice for young children since 1938. We are the peak early childhood advocacy organisation, acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field. ECA advocates to ensure quality, social justice and equity in all issues relating to the education and care of children aged birth to eight years.

Education Services Australia
Education Services Australia (ESA) is a sustainable education service provider, working collaboratively in the interests of all Australian education jurisdictions to provide technology-based services for education. ESA develops cost-efficient products and services that can be adapted in response to emerging technologies and changing needs of the education and training sector.

Isolated Children’s Parents Association
ICPA (Aust) is a voluntary, non-profit, apolitical parent body dedicated to ensuring all geographically isolated children’s educational needs and aspirations are not disadvantaged because of where they live.

National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Education Strategy
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Strategy 2015

National Excellence in Teaching Awards Foundation
The National Excellence in Teaching Awards is a community-centred awards program, started by the NEiTA Foundation in 1994 supported by Futurity, to honour exemplary teaching in Australia and New Zealand.

Safe Schools Hub
The Student Wellbeing Hub has been developed by Education Services Australia for the Australian Government Department of Education. We work with experts, academics, teachers and leaders, professional associations and industry providers to support the education community in Australia. The Hub is the home of the Australian Student Wellbeing Framework, which is based on evidence of the clear links between safety, wellbeing and learning.

Teaching Australia
Teaching Australia vision is an Australia where education gives every child, regardless of their background, greater choice for their future.

The Parenthood
Is an inclusive, independent, not-for-profit movement giving voice to parents, carers and their families. The Parenthood launched in 2013 and with the support of long-term partners & collaborators we've built a community of over 68,000 mums, dads & carers.

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