The Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) is a federation of state and territory joint councils of teacher professional associations representing over 120 000 teachers, from government and non-government schools within Australia.
APTA provides ongoing support for the profession. Each state and territory has a joint council - in SA this is CEASA - which is a member of APTA. Each of these councils represents its professional education member associations. All of these associations are managed by professional educators. APTA provides a national voice for Australian teachers from all sectors and all levels of education.
The Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) and its member Councils is a participant in the Promoting Professional Learning Project. This project, funded by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), aims to develop elaborations and exemplars for the National Professional Teaching Standards for Teachers for the five focus statements in the Professional Engagement for the Proficient career stage.
APTA, in partnership with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL, formerly Teaching Australia), conducts international professional development for school leaders and leading teachers. AITSL subsidises the participation of teachers in this professional development. APTA supports the participation of other teachers in this professional development activity.
State and Territory Associations