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

AAEE

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AARE

AARE

The Australian Association for Religious Education is the peak professional body for Chaplains and Religious Educators. AARE represents and supports religious educators from primary and secondary Catholic, Independent and Government schools and universities. Good religious education is instrumental in building a harmonious multi-cultural and multi-faith society.

AASE

AASE

The Australian Association of Special Education (AASE) advocates for students with disability or special needs in relation to education and training to ensure they can participate in quality education programs and receive beneficial educational support services. AASE inputs into programs and curriculum reforms to ensure they will best meet the needs of students. AASE provides educational programs, professional learning, communication and promotion of current research.

Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association (WA)

ABODA

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ACE WA

ACE WA

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Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia (Libraries)

AISWA (Libraries)

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ALEA

ALEA

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APIS

APIS

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Art Education Association of Western Australia

ArtEd WA

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ASME

ASME

The Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) was established after the successful UNESCO Conference on Music Education in Sydney in July 1965. ASME’s purpose is to encourage and advance music education at all levels as an integral part of general education and community life, and as a profession within the broad field of music.

BEWA

BEWA

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Career Education Association of Western Australia (Inc)

CEAWA

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CLTAWA

CLTAWA

The Chinese Language Teacher’s Association of Western Australia founded in 1984, to support and promote the teaching and learning of the Chinese language in Western Australia. Activities include teacher professional developments, the State Chinese Language Speaking Competition, the State Chinese Writing Competition, the Chinese Story Telling Competition, Primary and Secondary students Chinese Language and Culture excursions.

Curtin Uni

Curtin Uni

Curtin University is a key sponsor and partner of PTCWA. See their Curtin Professional Learning Hub.

DATTA

DATTA

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ECA WA

ECA WA

The national peak body for early childhood, Early Childhood Australia is a trusted contributor to the public policy debate on all matters affecting young children and their families. Including education and care settings, the early years of schooling & a range of support services. The WA branch focus is on reconciliation & embedding Aboriginal perspectives across the education sector, for all young children to have access to quality play experiences through all educative settings.

ETA WA

ETA WA

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ETAWA

ETAWA

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EYES

EYES

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GAWA

GAWA

The Geographical Association of Western Australia (GAWA) was established in 1973 with the objective of encouraging the advancement, education, promotion and practice of the science of geography in Western Australia. GAWA is a proactive association: production of teaching/learning resources, website and social media forums on Facebook and Twitter. Provision of professional learning events for both teachers & students including seminars, workshops and an annual conference.

HEIAWA

HEIAWA

The Home Economics Institute of Australia WA Division (HEIAWA) is a dynamic organisation concerned with the education, well-being + advocacy for families & communities in their everyday living. HEIAWA provides professional learning opportunities to enable teachers to keep up to date with changes in curriculum & educational pedagogy, culminating with a 3 day conference. HEIAWA's bi-annual journal showcases teachers & features new resources for their classrooms.

History Teachers Association of WA

HTAWA

The Home Economics Institute of Australia WA Division (HEIAWA) is a dynamic organisation concerned with the education, well-being and advocacy for families and communities in their everyday living. HEIAWA provides professional learning opportunities to enable teachers to keep up to date with changes in curriculum and educational pedagogy, culminating with an annual 3 day conference in December. HEIAWA produces a bi-annual journal that showcases what teachers are doing in schools and new resources available for use in their classrooms.

Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia

JLTAWA

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L3CTA

L3CTA

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MLTAWA

MLTAWA

The Modern Languages Teachers’ Association of Western Australia was first formed to support teachers of French and German. MLTAWA is celebrating its 90th birthday this year and is now an umbrella organisation for 8 single languages’ associations; Arabic, Chinese, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese & Spanish, as well as having members who teach AUSLAN, French, Hindi & Noongar.

Montessori Teachers’ Association of Western Australia

MTA WA

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PLEAWA

PLEAWA

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STAWA

STAWA

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TAGWA

TAGWA

The Teachers' Association of German, WA (TAGWA) founded in 1990s, consists of highly motivated and experienced teachers, who are dedicated to promoting the German language. It organises professional development for teachers, student activities, competitions, the DAS Exam, student exchange programs, combined school events such as the annual German Primary Day Out, Kino an der Uni, and Art & Poetry Family Fun Days.

Teachers of French Association of Western Australia (Inc)

TOFA (WA)

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WAATA

WAATA

The West Australian of Association of Teacher Assistants Inc (WAATA) has as its main focus is to enhance the professional expertise and status of members who continue to strive to ensure that all students have access to the curriculum, including those with diverse learning needs. WAATA holds an annual two-day, Professional Learning Conference.

WAATI

WAATI

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WAESPAA

WAESPAA

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WAIER

WAIER

The Western Australian Institute for Educational Research (WAIER) promotes new educational research generated, to strengthen the collaboration among higher education institutions, government departments and their active research staff. WAIER’s annual Forum provides opportunities for research students, school teachers and university lecturers to build cross-sector and inter-disciplinary networks and present their work, test their ideas and receive feedback in a friendly space.

WAMGLTA

WAMGLTA

The West Australian Modern Greek Language Teachers’ Association Inc. (WAMGLTA) unites all educational providers in WA that offer the teaching of Modern Greek. WAMGLTA’s initiatives include its increasingly popular Speak Greek in June Competition for Pre-primary to Year 12 students of Modern Greek, WAMGLTA website & a quarterly newsletter, informing members of current events and progress.

Western Australian School Library Association

WASLA

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Westralian Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

WATESOL

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WILTA

WILTA

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