Vocational Education

RTO Associations

Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET)
ACPET is the Australian Council for Private Education and Training - the national industry association for independent providers of post-compulsory education and training, for Australian and international students.
W: www.acpet.edu.au

The Enterprise Registered Training Organisation Association (ERTOA)
ERTOA is a national association representing and supporting business enterprises operating as registered training organisations (RTOs) under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF).
W: www.ertoa.org.au

TAFE Directors Australia (TDA)
TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) is the peak national body incorporated to represent Australia’s 58 public TAFE Institutes and university TAFE divisions, and the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC).
W: www.tda.edu.au

Community Colleges Australia (CCA)
Community Colleges Australia (CCA) is the peak body representing not-for-profit community owned providers of adult and youth education, training and learning in a local environment.
W: www.cca.edu.au

Adult Learning Associations

Adult Learning Australia (ALA)
ALA is the national peak body representing organisations and individuals in the adult learning field. It is a not-for-profit entity with both organizational and individual members in all states and territories who reflect the extraordinary diversity of adult learning.
W: https://ala.asn.au

Language, Literacy, Numeracy (LLN) Associations

Australian Council for Adult Literacy
The Australian Council for Adult Literacy promotes adult literacy and numeracy policy and practice by providing leadership in Australian debate on adult literacy and numeracy practices, policy and issues.
W: www.acal.edu.au

Australian Council of TESOL Associations
The Australian Council of TESOL Associations seeks to advocate for and enhance the profile of the TESOL profession in Australia though a wide range of activities in local, regional, national and international contexts.
W: www.tesol.org.au

The Australian Literacy Educators' Association is dedicated to the improvement of literacy development and language learning at all levels. It provides support and professional development to educators and others interested in literacy through international, national, state and regional conferences, workshops and seminars, journals, position papers and other publications.
W: www.alea.edu.au

ACEVic is Victoria’s peak policy, industrial and development body for the Adult Community Education sector, representing over 200 of Victoria’s Adult Community Education centres.
W: http://acevic.org.au/

VET Research Associations

Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association
AVETRA is Australia's only national, independent association for research in vocational education and training, brings together research stakeholders and researchers from the TAFE, university, industry and government sectors.
W: avetra.org.au

VET Practitioners' Associations

AUSTAFE is an association of TAFE professionals with a commitment to promoting excellence in Vocational Education and Training (VET) and to developing leaders within TAFE. AUSTAFE offers professional support, but not industrial advocacy, for its members.
W: http://www.austafe.edu.au/membership

Australian College of Educators
The Australian College of Educators (ACE) is the only national professional association which represents educators across all sectors and systems. With over 5,500 members from preschool to tertiary, ACE has made a commitment to their professional growth and development.
W: http://austcolled.com.au

The Vocational, Education and Training Industry Group (VETIG)
VETIG is a community of experienced, professional practitioners committed to developing exceptionally high performance training and assessment practices for VET professionals.
W: www.vetig.com.au

VETnetwork Australia
VETnetwork Australia is a national network of teachers, trainers, career advisors, program coordinators, administrative and support personnel committed to vocational learning and youth transition.
W: www.vetnetwork.org.au

Institute of Senior Educational Administrators of NSW
The ISEA is an industrial organisation constituted, subject to the Industrial Relations Act 1996, to represent Chief Education Officers within the NSW Department of Education and Training. The improvement and protection of industrial interests of its members is central to the work of the ISEA.
W: www.iseansw.org.au

VISTA Association of VET Professionals - Vic
VISTA is the peak association for professionals working in the Victorian Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.
W: www.vista.org.au

International Education

The International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) is Australia’s leading international education professional organisation, serving the needs and interests of its members as well as promoting international education within Australia and internationally.
W: www.ieaa.org.au