PTCWA Purpose Statement

The primary purpose of the Professional Teaching Council of Western Australia is to promote professionalism in teaching. This is achieved through our commitment to support the work of autonomous professional education associations.

PTCWA provides a voice for the teaching profession and a wider context for the work of professional associations.

OMI Alert Alert: New laws for Western Australian associations and clubs
New laws have been passed that aim to assist associations and clubs in Western Australia to operate more efficiently. The laws will provide a clearer framework in which to operate under a simplified set of regulations.

The Associations Incorporation Act 2015 will replace the current Associations Incorporation Act 1987 on 1 July 2016 and will apply to all existing incorporated associations in WA.

The changes will cover more than 18,000 incorporated associations that encompass community and cultural organisations, sporting clubs and professional and industry bodies in WA.

The aim of the new laws is to streamline the regulation of incorporated associations in order to promote efficiencies and greater accountability, while minimising administration and compliance costs.

The Bill will require associations to update their rules as well as introducing a number of changes regarding:

  • financial reporting
  • governance
  • privacy
  • the rules
  • membership of incorporated associations.

A new financial reporting system will be introduced that will ensure that smaller incorporated associations with less than $250,000 annual revenue, which are largely led by volunteers, are not subjected to the same level of reporting obligations as medium-sized and larger incorporated associations that generate significantly more in annual revenue.
More information on incorporated associations is available at or by calling 1300 30 40 54.

The Department of Commerce will be offering information and resources about the new laws to incorporated associations throughout the transitional period.

Membership 2016

Membership for 2016 is now due and the new form is available. Any queries regarding your membership can be addressed to the Treasurer, Val Baird –

PTCWA Sponsorship

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We are pleased to announce that RIC Publications has agreed to sponsor our PTCWA Outstanding Service Awards Night on 26th October 2016
RIC Publications is an international education publisher, which was established in Perth in 1986.
We are very happy to have  RIC Publications to support the aims and objectives of PTCWA.

Outstanding Professional Service Awards

The 2016 Professional Teaching Council of Western Australia’s Awards night will take place on Wednesday 26th October 2016

 Your association has the opportunity to nominate a recipient for our 2016 Outstanding Professional Service Award, nomination forms are available to download from our website.

World Teachers’ Day 2015

World Teachers Day 2015 poster

Internationally World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the first Friday in October. However, as this is usually during Australian school holidays, Australia celebrates the day on the last Friday in October of each year.
World Teachers’ Day was inaugurated on 5th October 1994 by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to commemorate the 1966 joint signing of the UNESCO/ILO (International Labour Organisation) Recommendation concerning the status of Teachers.

PTCWA Awards Night 2015

To view the PTCWA Outstanding Professional Services and Media Awards Night 2015 photographs please click on the link below.






Congratulations from PTCWA

Mrs Anita Chong, OAM

Congratulations to Mrs Anita Chong  from her professional colleagues for her award of the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.  The award was for her services to foreign language education as a teacher and to professional organisations  She is a past President of both the Western Australian and Australian Chinese Language Teachers’ associations and has made valuable contributions to their executive. Anita has taught Mandarin at Mount Lawley SHS for many years.  She has also made a contribution to Chinese community groups such as the Chung Wah Association.  A richly deserved award.

 A Special Announcement from the Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia

The Chinese Language Teachers’ Federation of Australia President and the Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia Foundation Member, Past President and Life Member, Mrs ANITA CHONG was awarded today with the MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA. This is one of the highest recognition in the Australian honours system for an individual’s outstanding achievement and service.

Anita Chong
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

For service to foreign language education as a teacher,
and to professional organisations.

Anita has given decades to serving both the
Chinese community in WA and to the promotion and teaching
of Chinese as a teacher in WA schools,
as a leader of the Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of WA
and the Chinese Teacher’s Federation of Australia

An honour greatly deserved!

It is wonderful that Anita’s dedication and efforts in the promotion and teaching of Chinese language, as well her devotion not only to our Association but also to the Chinese Language Teachers’ Federation of Australia over a very long extended period of time, has been formally acknowledged and recognised – see link, Page 31:

Media Notes – OAM (A-E)

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