Professional Education Associations

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

Associations with membership to PTCWA have the opportunity to be covered by our Public Liability Insurance.

Professional associations assist educators to keep abreast of new developments and research; and to improve teaching and learning experiences for their students through constant reflection on their practice.

Associations operate largely on a voluntary basis, fuelled by the enthusiasm of their members.

Income generated from membership subscriptions, publications and workshop fees is channelled back into the association to provide more services for members. These services include professional development workshops and conferences, publications, advocacy and networking support services.

Some larger associations may support paid administrative officers, other smaller associations are run entirely by volunteers. All associations, however, exist as a result of the commitment to ongoing education, and excellence in teaching, exhibited by their committee members.

Professional Teaching Associations in Western Australia include:

AAEE

Australian Association for Environmental Education

AARE

Australian Association for Religious Education

AASE

Australian Association of Special Education

ABODA

Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association (WA)

ACE WA

Australian College of Educators

AISWA (Libraries)

Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia (Libraries)

ALEA

Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (WA Chapter)

APIS

Association for Philosophy in Schools

ArtEd WA

Art Education Association of Western Australia

ASME

Australian Society for Music Education (WA Chapter)

BEWA

Business Educators of Western Australia (Inc)

CEAWA

Career Education Association of Western Australia (Inc)

CLTAWA

Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia

DATTA

Design and Technology Teachers’ Assocation of Western Australia (Inc)

ECA WA

Early Childhood Australia WA

ETA WA

Economic Teachers Association of WA

ETAWA

English Teachers’ Association of Western Australia (Inc)

EYES

Early Years in Education Society

GAWA

Geographical Assocation of Western Australia

HTAWA

History Teachers Association of WA

JLTAWA

Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia

L3CTA

Level 3 Classroom Teacher Association

MLTAWA

Modern Language Teachers Association of Western Australia

MTA WA

Montessori Teachers’ Association of Western Australia

PLEAWA

Political and Legal Educators’ Association of Western Australia

STAWA

Science Teachers’ Association of Western Australia

TAGWA

Teachers Association for German

TOFA (WA)

Teachers of French Association of Western Australia (Inc)

WAATA

West Australian Association of Teacher Assistants (Inc)

WAATI

Western Australian Association Teachers’ of Italian

WAESPAA

Western Australian Education Support Principals' & Administrators Association

WAIER

Western Australian Institute for Educational Research (Inc)

WAMGLTA

The Western Australian Modern Greek Language Teachers Association Inc

WASLA

Western Australian School Library Association

WATESOL

Westralian Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

WILTA

Westralian Indonesian Language Teachers’ Association

To join PTCWA or update your association details contact Barb Lippiatt at [email protected] or call 0400 238 174.