What We Do

What we do

The Council of Education Associations of South Australia Incorporated (CEASA) was formed in 1994 as an independent peak body to represent professional teacher associations in their pursuit of quality education. This represented a new era in the organisation and role of teacher professional associations in South Australia. Prior to the formation of CEASA, South Australian education professional associations had no mechanism for information sharing or collaboration.

CEASA (through the President, Executive Director and/or association representation) has had, or currently has, representation on committees and working groups, including:

  • DECD Advisory Groups
  • DECD Workforce Development Reference Group
  • DECD Literacy Leaders Network
  • DECD STEM Forum
  • DECD Numeracy + Literacy forums
  • SA Teachers' Conference
  • Catholic Education - Early Career Teacher information forums
  • SACE Assessment working group
  • SACE Review reference group
  • Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)
  • Australian Professional Teachers' Associations (APTA)
  • Australian Curriculum Assessment and Resporting Authority (ACARA)
  • National Education Forum (NEF)
  • Partnerships with Universities, SSABSA, DECD, Catholic Education, AISSA and Lutheran Education
  • BEd Course Committee, School of Education, Flinders University
  • Final year student education program for Adelaide University, Flinders University, Tabor Adelaide and University of South Australia

Department of Education and Child Development (DECD) funding was secured to provide member associations with training and development grants for projects in the priority areas of the then curriculum 'statements and profiles', and work-related studies. CEASA acknowledges the ongoing support from DECD that has continued since 1994.

 Photo-art work from Mitchell Skinner, a Year 12 student in 2012 at Heathfield High School, taken in 360 degrees in North Tce, Adelaide. Courtesy of VAESA.