This page is currently under construction, but we thought we would keep it live while it’s being updated. Please check back soon – we’ll aim to add a few more associations each day and should be good to go by the end of April 2023.
Please review the information on our member associations below, and check out their websites for further information. Click on the association logo to visit their website.
ACHPHER Queensland - Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
ACHPER QLD (Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Queensland Branch) is the leading professional association representing teachers and other professionals working in the fields of health and physical education in Queensland. We are a member based, not-for-profit organisation that exists to support, educate and connect people within the HPE sector in Queensland. Core to our approach is fostering a strong community of practice for teachers.
ACHPER QLD supports teachers by
- Researching and identifying emerging industry issues
- Advocating to government via committees, meetings, feedback on policy
- Delivering leadership and mentoring activities
- Promoting resources to assist in teaching practice
- Conducting HPE Week in Queensland and the National HPE Day
- Recognising best practice in teaching via annual Teacher Awards
ACHPER QLD educates teachers by providing professional learning via
- On-line Learning
ACHPER QLD connects teachers via
- Our online community platform that allows:
- Members to form their own virtual networks based on age group taught, interest areas, geographical location, events and contemporary issues. The number of networks is limitless
- Non-members to connect with each other and members in the lead up to and duration of events
- Face to face professional learning opportunities
- Online professional learning opportunities
ACHPER QLD is overseen by a Board of Directors made up of HPE teachers, academics and marketing and finance professionals. The role of the Board is to set the strategic direction for the organisation and ensure its staff are carrying out the activities necessary to achieve those objectives. ACHPER QLD has three part time staff who have extensive experience in event management, finance, marketing, communication, strategy and stakeholder engagement.
Adolescent Success Inc is a not for profit association for teachers, schools, businesses and other educators who care about young adolescents and education in the middle years.
Formerly called MYSA (Middle Years of Schooling Association) the Association was formed in 1999 evolving from the Queensland Middle Years of Schooling Coordinating Committee, a committee which was established following the State Forums for the National Project: “Shaping Middle Schooling in Australia”. One could say MYSA ‘was born’ in response to a national voice for improving outcomes for young adolescents. It was perceived as a ‘grass roots’ association as it was formed by practitioners.
When the decision was made to establish an association, those present all threw $10 into the centre of the table to raise the fee for incorporation. A constitution was written, along with aims and some strategic directions for the Association. A group then all contributed $50 – that became the first memberships. Dr Robert Hardingham (Dean of Education at QUT) became the Inaugural President and other roles were determined amongst the first self-appointed committee.
Today Adolescent Success Inc is a fast growing Association who boast a wide membership base across Australia, NZ and the world.
ALEA Queensland - Australian Literacy Educators Association
The Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) is an independent professional association dedicated to literacy and English language learning from early childhood through all stages of schooling and tertiary education contexts. ALEA recognises the critical role literacy plays in learning and communicating in all curriculum areas, and for effective participation in society.
Initially ALEA was founded as the Australian Reading Association (ARA) in 1975 during the first Australian Reading Conference held in Adelaide.
ALEA is managed by the National Council and Executive, and supports the Local Councils and State Directors.
ASME Queensland - Australian Society for Music Education
The Queensland Chapter of ASME provides advocacy, professional development and statewide representation for all music educators working in the primary, secondary, tertiary and private studio sectors. With a strong and rich history of music education in Queensland schools, our chapter network reaches across the entire state of Queensland and the chapter council works tirelessly to ensure the benefits of being an ASME member are available as far across Queensland as possible.
In addition to the chapter’s work in supporting music education professionals, the chapter also hosts one of Queensland’s longest running composing competitions, the Young Composers’ Competition each year. This competition has provided hundreds of Queensland students will the opportunity to have their compositions adjudicated by professional composers and many former winners have gone on to forge a career in the world of musical composition.
On this site, you will find information about upcoming events, professional development workshops and the other activities of ASME Qld.
The ASME Qld Chapter Council invites you to utilise our support and even consider giving back to music education in Queensland by joining the Chapter Council. For more information about joining the Queensland Chapter Council, visit the ASME Queensland website.