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Find Your Professional Associations

If you are interested in furthering your career, joining a professional association is a good start. There are associations for nearly every profession or area of interest and many have national, state and regional chapters you can join. Students are often eligible for significant membership discounts. Some benefits of joining an association include:

  • Updated information on industry-relevant trends and developments
  • Access to a range of resources, including publications, newsletters, webinars, conferences and training opportunities
  • Enhancing your network

Below are some of the top professional associations, grouped into relevant study areas and degree(s).

Whether you are looking to learn about career opportunities in your field, network in your professional community, access current events in your industry sector, or just have some fun while meeting new people, joining a professional association is a step in the right direction!

Name of AssociationRelevant Degree/sOverview
Australasian Political Studies Association
  • B Arts
  • B Social Science
  • B Social Science, B Laws
The Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) is the professional association for those teaching and researching in Politics and International Relations in Australia and is dedicated to promoting and facilitating work in the discipline.
Australian Academy of Humanities
  • B Arts
We are the national body for the humanities in Australia. We provide independent expert advice on the humanities, inform policy development and encourage and support engagement across the sector. We promote excellence in the humanities through annual events and workshops, and invest in the future through grants and awards
The Australian Association of Social Workers
  • B Community Welfare
  • B Social Work
  • M Social Work (Professional Qualifying)
The Australian Association of Social Workers is the professional representative body of social workers in Australia, with more than 11,000 members. It was formed as a national association in 1946 and has since supported its members through the profession’s many developments and changes. Students enrolled in an AASW accredited Bachelor of Social Work degree or Master of Social Work (qualifying), as well as those already eligible and undertaking full time Masters or Doctoral social work studies, can become an AASW student member.
Australian Community Workers Association
  • B Community Welfare
  • B Social Work

The Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) is the national body for over 500,000 hardworking community work practitioners in Australia. ACWA's role is to support community workers in every sphere of their work. We exist to advance the profession of community work and to set, strengthen and promote the educational, professional and ethical standards essential for exemplary community work practice.

A community worker is a qualified professional who has the knowledge, skills and values to work in an agency or program intended to facilitate or ensure the social inclusion and economic participation of individuals, families, groups or communities. If you are studying a course related to community services you can join ACWA as a student member.

Queensland College of Teachers
  • B Arts/B Education (all strands)
Teacher registration acknowledges teaching as an important profession. As in other professions that require registration, such as medicine, law and nursing, registration highlights the unique professional qualifications, knowledge and skills required to practice. The registration system ensures that only appropriately qualified and suitable people are employed as teachers in Queensland. This contributes to protecting educational standards and student safety, and upholds the reputation of the profession. For teachers, registration means: being eligible to teach in a Queensland school and being accepted by colleagues and the public as a member of the teaching profession
Professional Teachers’ Council NSW
  • B Arts/B Education (all strands)
PTC NSW is the peak umbrella body that provides support and member services to its member associations. It unifies teaching associations and brings together professional interests and education activities throughout NSW. Professional teachers’ associations provide a wealth of specific current information across all KLA’s. Regular curriculum updates are provided via these networks ensuring teachers know of current directions and changes to curriculum or policy across all schools and sectors. Specific annual accredited professional development experiences are developed by associations, ensuring contemporary support for all members.
Australian Association of Special Education (AASE)
  • B Arts/B Education (all strands)
AASE aims to: Advocate on behalf of people with special education needs to ensure provision of and access to quality education services and provide a range of quality services to members and the wider community.
Beginning and Establishing Teachers Association
  • B Arts/B Education (all strands)
Founded in 2000, BETA is a volunteer operated association with the committee consisting of Principals, Deputy Principals, Heads of Department and classroom teachers. BETA strives to assist in maximising the effective induction of beginning and establishing teachers as professional educators in schools.
Australian Music Association
  • B Contemporary Music
The Australian Music Association (AMA) represents and furthers the interests of the Music Products industry which is a network of wholesalers, manufacturers, retailers and associated services for musical instruments, print music, consumer pro audio & lighting and music technology. The AMA also works with a network of government and non-government organisations to advocate for music education and promote music making.It organises trade shows, conventions and forums, publishes Australian Musician magazine online, develops industry statistics and provides commercial member benefits. The key benefit to association is belonging. The music products industry is a community — big or small we are into it for the music! We are building our own online community to represent all Australian Musicians.
Australian Writer’s Guild
  • AD Creative Writing
  • B Laws and Creative Writing
  • GD Creative Writing
The Australian Writers’ Guild continues to fight against unfair treatment of writers both for the writers’ sake and in support of a healthy industry. We are negotiating new industrial terms and conditions and have developed a new range of model contracts and minimum recommended terms and conditions. Our service for members ups the ante on contract negotiations and adherence. Solidarity is fundamental to winning these battles. Support the guild that works hard for you and your fellow writers, and call on our services to fight for what you are worth.
Australian Society of Authors
  • AD Creative Writing
  • B Laws and Creative Writing
  • GD Creative Writing
The ASA was established in 1963 as the peak national association representing the interests of Australia’s authors and illustrators. We provide them with advocacy, support and advice.
Design Insitute of Australia
  • B Art and Design
Design Insitute of Australia (DIA) members have exclusive access to a range of services, products and discounts chosen to advance their careers and business success. The DIA welcomes both professional designers and non-designers as members. Membership of the DIA is an investment in your design career. Our professional members are students and graduates of design and experienced design professionals.
National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
  • B Art and Design
NAVA’s Membership program makes important commitments to the artists who founded and who sustain our organisation. We offer programs that will: amplify your voice, develop your practice, strengthen your sector.
Name of AssociationRelevant DegreeOverview
Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • B Accounting
  • GC Accounting
  • GD Accounting
  • M Professional Accounting
Access exclusive offers from globally recognised brands in lifestyle, personal banking. As a CA, exclusive benefits will be available to you, and you can discover products and services to meet your needs at work and at home.
Institute of Public Accountants
  • B Accounting
  • GC Accounting
  • GD Accounting
  • M Professional Accounting
The IPA has a passion for small business. More than 75 per cent of our members are either servicing small business or are small businesses in their own right. We constantly challenge ourselves to ensure we are delivering the best service possible to our members while maintaining our small business focus. As such, we have articulated our reason for being as: To improve the quality of life of small businesses.
CPA Australia
  • B Accounting
  • GC Accounting
  • GD Accounting
  • M Professional Accounting
Join the CPA Australia Network to be the first to hear about graduate and internship opportunities, career advice from CPA Career Mentor, career events and on campus activities.
Chartered Associates of Business Administrators
  • B Business
  • B Business Administration
  • M Business Administration
  • AD Business
  • D Business Administration
The Chartered Association of Business Administrators is a not-for-profit professional body for business administrators. The Association has a growing global presence with members employed in all sectors of the economy and make a significant contribution to the efficiency of any business
Advance Global Australian Professionals
  • B Business
  • B Business Administration
  • M Business Administration
  • AD Business
Join our community and add your voice to the leading network of global Australians and alumni worldwide. Joining is free, be inspired by Aussie innovators, attend global events, connect with and give back to Australia
Australian Marketing Institute
  • B Business
  • B Business Administration
  • M Business Administration
  • AD Business
As the leading professional marketing association in Australia, the Australian Marketing Institute offers a platform to advance your thinking, develop your skills, fuel your development and fulfil your potential — so that you are equipped to take on the challenges of a changing marketplace
Australian HR Institute
  • B Business
  • B Business Administration
  • M Business Administration
  • AD Business
Become an AHRI member to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in HR, access essential resources and information and advance your career with the establishment of professional networks.
Public Relations Institute of Australia
  • B Business
  • B Business Administration
  • M Business Administration
  • AD Business
We offer a range of membership types for students, HR professionals, and those with an interest in HR.
Professional Managers Australia
  • B Business
  • B Business Administration
  • M Business Administration
  • AD Business
We represent managers and other professionals right across Australia. Professional Managers Australia believes you should get the respect, recognition and reward you deserve. We are part of the Professionals Australia network with more than 25,000 members across Australia. Member benefits including work insurance and career advancement
Economic Society of Australia
  • B Business
  • B Business Administration
  • AD Business
  • M Business Administration
  • M Project Management
The Economic Society of Australia is primarily concerned with promoting discussion and debate of economic issues within Australia. It does this by: publishing journals, promoting economic debate, holding conferences and seminars.
Queensland Tourism Industry Council
  • B Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management
We can never take for granted that tourism will receive the recognition it requires from governments and other stakeholders to ensure continued growth, performance and profitability in the industry. To engage the tourism industry in all decision processes that shape our future, businesses need an effective and united voice.
Exhibition and Event Association Australasia
  • B Business in Convention and Event Management
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is the peak industry association for those in the business of trade and consumer expos and events. We are the business event industry’s most active and influential not-for-profit, member-based organisation – funded by annual membership fees and attendance at our events – and the only association that is dedicated to supporting and representing the specific interests of organisers, association organisers, venues and suppliers within the exhibition and event sector.
Professional Conference Organisers Association Australia
  • B Business in Convention and Event Management
The PCO Association is the leading body representing the interests of Professional Conference Organisers and Event Managers in Australia and New Zealand. The Association aims to increase the standard of professionalism of its members and promote a better understanding of the roles, functions and contributions of Professional Conference Organisers and Event Managers in the conference and event sector.
The Tourism, Hospitality and Catering Institute
  • B Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • B Business in Hotel Management
  • M International Tourism and Hotel Management
The Tourism, Hospitality & Catering Institute of Australia is a professional organisation drawing its membership from all facets of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry. Membership covers the personnel involved in the management of the industry, tradespeople involved in the preparation and service of food and beverage and the professionals involved in the support of the industry by the provision of products, equipment, training, supplies and services.
International Association for Deputy Managers and Front Office Managers of Luxury Hotels (AICR)
  • B Business in Hotel Management
  • M International Tourism and Hotel Management
For over 50 years the AICR has developed into a dynamic international organisation represented in 16 countries, 17 sections and continues to grow.
Name of AssociationRelevant DegreeOverview
Information Technology Professionals Association
  • B Information Technology
  • AD Information Technology
  • M Information Technology
  • M Information Technology Management
  • GC Information Technology
  • GD Information Technology
We aim to deliver the best service offering to our members to assist them in building and growing their IT career. At ITPA, we believe in continual professional development, and offer a range of training opportunities and mentoring programs. Through our events, conferences and online forums, members can connect and engage with other industry professionals, while enriching their technical knowledge and management skills
Association for Computing Machinery
  • B Information Technology
  • AD Information Technology
  • M Information Technology
  • M Information Technology Management
  • GC Information Technology
  • GD Information Technology
ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field’s premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.
Digital Technology Collective
  • B Digital Business
A network of Australia’s digital experts: agencies, organisations and individuals that provide services and solutions in the digital and technology space. We attract those who are passionate about the digital and technology industry’s potential to create innovations that can help to solve many of the challenges facing Australian consumers and businesses. Together, we work to accelerate Australia’s economic progress by creating a greenhouse environment that will nurture innovation in digital and technology.
Australia and New Zealand Communications Association Inc.
  • B Digital Media
The Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) brings together researchers, students, and teachers from an expanding array of communication disciplines. The Association encourages and promotes scholarship in the broad field of communication teaching and research and supports vital forums for communicating research.
Screen Producers Australia
  • B Digital Media
Join Australia’s leading screen content creators as we work to shape the future of our industry. We’ll support your business interests, create commercial opportunities and supply expertise. We’ll embrace your passion by bringing together like-minded professionals and broadening your network through our events and conferences. We support your professional interests through our advocacy work and industrial expertise as well as numerous industry events. 
Screenworks
  • B Digital Media
Screenworks supports and provides leadership for the development of an innovative, vibrant and sustainable regional screen industry (film, television, online, games and apps), with a particular focus on the Northern Rivers region of NSW.
We do this by providing professional development and networking opportunities and services for screen content creators and workers, which are delivered in the Northern Rivers and beyond. As a Screenworks member you are part of a vibrant and networked regional Australian screen industry represented by Screenworks as one strong voice. You will benefit from Screenworks representing screen industry practitioners of regional Australia*​ at a state, national and international level, creating industry connections and advocating regional screen industry development.
Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance
  • B Digital Media
MEAA was registered on May 18, 1992 as the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance, formed from the merger of three organisations: the Australian Journalists Association, Actors Equity of Australia, and the Australian Theatrical & Amusement Employees Association. Our members include people working in TV, radio, theatre & film, entertainment venues, recreation grounds, journalists, actors, dancers, sportspeople, cartoonists, photographers, orchestral and opera performers, as well as people working in public relations, advertising, book publishing and website production… in fact everyone who works in the industries that inform or entertain.

 

Name of AssociationRelevant Degree/sOverview
Queensland College of Teachers
  • B Arts/B Education (all strands)
Teacher registration acknowledges teaching as an important profession. As in other professions that require registration, such as medicine, law and nursing, registration highlights the unique professional qualifications, knowledge and skills required to practice. The registration system ensures that only appropriately qualified and suitable people are employed as teachers in Queensland. This contributes to protecting educational standards and student safety, and upholds the reputation of the profession. For teachers, registration means: being eligible to teach in a Queensland school and being accepted by colleagues and the public as a member of the teaching profession
Professional Teachers’ Council NSW
  • B Arts/B Education (all strands)
PTC NSW is the peak umbrella body that provides support and member services to its member associations. It unifies teaching associations and brings together professional interests and education activities throughout NSW. Professional teachers’ associations provide a wealth of specific current information across all KLA’s. Regular curriculum updates are provided via these networks ensuring teachers know of current directions and changes to curriculum or policy across all schools and sectors. Specific annual accredited professional development experiences are developed by associations, ensuring contemporary support for all members.
Australian Association of Special Education (AASE)
  • B Arts/B Education (all strands)
AASE aims to: Advocate on behalf of people with special education needs to ensure provision of and access to quality education services and provide a range of quality services to members and the wider community.
Beginning and Establishing Teachers Association
  • B Arts/B Education (all strands)
Founded in 2000, BETA is a volunteer operated association with the committee consisting of Principals, Deputy Principals, Heads of Department and classroom teachers. BETA strives to assist in maximising the effective induction of beginning and establishing teachers as professional educators in schools.

 

Name of AssociationRelevant Degree/sOverview
Engineers Australia
  • B Engineering Honours in Civil Engineering
As an engineering student in a tertiary institution you have more than assignments to consider. You’re probably thinking about how to start your career after graduation. You might be searching for ways to differentiate yourself from your peers. You may wonder if there are hands-on ways to learn more about your chosen occupation.
Engineers Australia
  • B Engineering Honours in Mechanical Engineering
As an engineering student in a tertiary institution you have more than assignments to consider. You’re probably thinking about how to start your career after graduation. You might be searching for ways to differentiate yourself from your peers. You may wonder if there are hands-on ways to learn more about your chosen occupation.
Engineers Australia (Coastal and Ocean Engineering)
  • B Engineering Honours in Coastal Systems Management
As an engineering student in a tertiary institution you have more than assignments to consider. You’re probably thinking about how to start your career after graduation. You might be searching for ways to differentiate yourself from your peers. You may wonder if there are hands-on ways to learn more about your chosen occupation.
Professional Scientists Australia
  • B Science
  • AD Science
Professional Scientists Australia represent several thousand Professional Scientists from a broad range of specialisations including health science, automotive design, biomedical science, ecology, veterinary science, neuroscience, mental health, genetics and genomics, astronomy, biochemistry, mineral processing, environmental science, defence research, synchrotron science, environmental science, immunology, surveying and water science
Engineers Without Borders Australia
  • B Engineering (all specialisations)
Engineers Without Borders Australia is a community organisation that creates social value through engineering. Through partnerships and collaboration we’ve focused on developing skills, knowledge and appropriate engineering solutions since 2003. The objective of EWB Australia is not only to contribute to new and ongoing development projects, but also to expand the dimensions of experience for engineers and engineering students. Engineers have a central role in building a sustainable future; in fact, they have an obligation to provide leadership in this direction
Australian Geomechanic Society 
  • B Engineering (all specialisations)
Geomechanics is the application of engineering and geological principles to the behaviour of the ground and ground water and the use of these principles in civil, mining, offshore and environmental engineering in the widest sense. The Australian Geomechanics Society was founded in 1970. The AGS produces Australian Geomechanics the newsletter and journal of the Society and specialty conferences, symposia, seminars and workshops, including the four yearly ANZ Geomechanics conference.
The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia
  • B Engineering (all specialisations)
The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) is the peak association for the professionals who deliver public works and engineering services to communities in Australia and New Zealand. IPWEA provides services to its members and advocacy on their behalf.
Australian Institute of Project Management
  • B Engineering (all specialisations)
The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) is the premier, longest-serving body for project management in Australia. With over 10,000 members, we are recognised by Australian business, industry and government as the key promoter, developer and leader in project management professionalism. This association would be suitable for engineering students who might be interested in Energy Sector (thermal power plants, oil and gas, hydroelectric,etc).
Australian Institute of Energy
  • B Engineering (all specialisations)
With seven branches and over 1,000 members, the Australian Institute of Energy brings together individuals and companies with interests and involvement in the energy sector. What we do? Advance the sharing of ideas and knowledge by providing an impartial environment for dynamic debate. Connect people and ideas by providing networking opportunities to meet colleagues from all industry sectors and establish links with industry specialists. Celebrate the efforts of professional people and companies by recognising excellence through award programs and a range of scholarships. Learn from our members and partners, through exposure to cutting edge ideas and practices to provide thought leadership events. Support and mentor young people with the Young Energy Professionals groups. Proactively encourage diversity with the Women in Energy initiative.
Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand Inc
  • B Environmental Science
The Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand is a professional association supporting environmental practitioners and promoting independent and interdisciplinary discussion on environmental issues. Our members receive a range of benefits and inclusions with their membership. These inclusions are summarised in the table below
The Institute of Foresters of Australia
  • B Forest Science and Management
  • GD Forest Science and Management
The Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) is a professional body with over 1200 members engaged in all branches of forest management and conservation in Australia. The Institute is strongly committed to the principles of sustainable forest management and the processes and practices which translate these principles into outcomes. The membership represents all segments of the forestry profession, including public and private practitioners engaged in many aspects of forestry, nature conservation, resource and land management, research, administration and education.
Australian Marine Sciences Australia (ASMA)
  • B Marine Science and Management
  • M Marine Science and Management
To achieve our mission of ‘Advancing Marine Science in Australia’, AMSA has two objectives: promote, develop and assist in the study of all branches of marine science in Australia; provide for the exchange of information and ideas between those concerned with marine science by means of publications, meetings, symposia and such other m
Australian Coastal Society Ltd
  • B Science (Marine Science)
ACS is dedicated to healthy coastal ecosystems, vibrant coastal communities and sustainable use of coastal resources. As a member, you receive quarterly newsletters, regular news updates, discounted conferences, access to members’ content on the ACS website, mentoring opportunities and direct connections with Australia's coastal management network.
Australian Institute of Geoscientists
  • B Science
The Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) is the leading professional institute representing geoscientists employed in all sectors of industry, education, research and government throughout Australia. AIG is a not for profit organisation run by members for members, which aims to advance the skills, status and public perception of more than 3,000 members both within Australia and overseas.
Australian Coral Reef Society
  • B Science (Marine Science)
Founded in 1922 the Australian Coral Reef Society (ACRS) is the worlds’ oldest organisation concerned with the study and conservation of coral reefs. The ACRS plays a key role by promoting scientific research on Australian coral reefs. It is a forum for discussion and information transfer among scientists, management agencies and reef-based industries that are committed to ecological sustainability. Because it is not aligned to any vested interests, the Society's views are sought by government policymakers, conservationists and all those interested in coral reefs who need impartial and expert advice. The Society invests in the future by providing financial assistance for Australian post-graduate students.
International Coral Reef Society
  • B Science (Marine Science)
International Coral Reef Society promotes the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge to secure coral reefs for future generations. The International Coral Reef Society are individuals representing a broad spectrum of coral reef researchers, educators, managers, students, communicators, and citizens from over 65 countries.
Institute of Ecological Agriculture
  • B Science (Regenerative Agriculture)
The Institute of Ecological Agriculture is a diverse, practitioner-led co-operative that includes both farmers and non-farmers. We are committed to transforming agriculture by encouraging ecological and holistic thinking. IEA works with nature and people to take action toward a more regenerative agriculture; rebuilding biodiversity, producing healthy food and supporting stronger communities. They have a strong focus on the role of ethics in agricultural landscapes and the healthy functioning of ecological systems. As a co-operative, our members have the opportunity to vote on our advocacy direction; engage in professional development, including the IEA Accredited Professional Program; and elect a board who lobby on their behalf when interacting with other organisations or governments. There are numerous opportunities to get involved with IEA so please don't hesitate to reach out or become a member.
Regenerative Agriculture Alliance
  • B Science
    (Regenerative Agriculture)
The Regenerative Agriculture Alliance was created in 2018 as the non-profit arm of a larger ecosystem designed to build a regenerative, equitable, and socially just agriculture sector. They are focused on scaling up a systems-level regenerative poultry solution that restores ecological balance, produces nourishing food, and puts money back into the hands of farmers and food chain workers. To do so requires a completely new supply chain that integrates grassroots organising of farmers with physical infrastructure and other regeneratively stacked enterprises.
Regeneration International
  • B Science
    (Regenerative Agriculture)
Regeneration International's mission is to promote, facilitate, and accelerate the global transition to regenerative food, farming, and land management to restore climate stability, end world hunger, and rebuild deteriorated social, ecological, and economic systems.
Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS)
  • B Science
    (Maths major)
The Australian Mathematical Society is the national society of the mathematics profession in Australia. Their mission is to promote and extend mathematical knowledge and its applications. Founded in 1956, their mission is the promotion and extension of mathematical knowledge and its applications. They represent all professional mathematicians in Australia, both pure and applied.
Australian Society for Biophysics (ASB)
  • B Science
The Australian Society for Biophysics (ASB) represents researchers, teachers, and others with an interest in the application of physical and physicochemical methods to the study of biological systems. The Annual Meeting of the society is among the largest gathering of Biophysicists in Australia and New Zealand. The Society has a long-standing tradition of encouraging young biophysicists, and this is reflected in the presentation of student poster and Student Bursaries at the annual conference, as well as the presentation of the Young Biophysicist Awards. The Society also strongly encourages young investigators to make oral presentations at the annual conference.
Australian Institute of Physics
  • B Science
The Australian Institute of Physics is a organisation dedicated to promoting the role of Physics in research, education, industry and the community by:
  • representing and promoting the physics community to government and other legislative or policy-making bodies
  • organising meetings and conferences on research and professional topics;
  • promoting and supporting physics teaching and education in schools, colleges and universities;
  • encouraging investment in government and industrial research;
  • setting and supporting professional standards and qualifications in physics;
  • identifying and supporting the needs of physicists in all sectors of employment;
  • recognising distinguished contributions to physics.
Soil Science Australia
  • B Science
    (Regenerative Agriculture)
The Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated, known as Soil Science Australia is a not-for-profit, professional association for soil scientists and people interested in the responsible management of Australia’s soil resources. Soil Science Australia supports soil scientists and promotes the importance of soil as a finite resource. Some members are students, some are at the start of their careers while others are highly regarded experts in Australia and internationally. As the peak body for soil scientists and people interested in soils, Soil Science Australia educates, advocates and advises, at all levels, in the interest of Australian prosperity.
Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS)
  • B Science
    (Forestry Systems, Regenerative Agriculture)
The Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS) is an incorporated society that promotes Plant Science in Australia. It provides professional contact within a community of tertiary and vocational lecturers and education specialists; primary & secondary school teachers; and researchers in the plant sciences.
The Society can be broadly described as:
  • A group of individuals who are deeply interested in how plants function.
  • Providing a forum for sharing of knowledge so that the membership can build both the depth and breadth of knowledge of plant functions.
  • Providing mutual support and collective mentorship.
  • Recognising and rewarding excellence at all levels of scientific career development without fear or favour.
  • Nurturing the next generation of plant scientists.
  • Working on behalf of members to enhance their ability to do research and to educate others in plant sciences.
  • Supporting a journal, Functional Plant Biology, that reflects the broad interests of the members.
  • Organising the national conference ComBio and other symposia in associate with Australian scientific societies, to facilitate the dissemination of new research.
Australian Society For Fish Biology
  • B Science
    (Marine Systems)
The Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB) is the peak body for fish and fisheries scientists and managers in Australasia, with over 400 members from across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific nations.The core objectives of the ASFB are to promote research, education and management of fish and fisheries in our region, and provide an effective forum for the exchange of information among our members, which includes the training and mentorship of students and early career members via targeted workshops, awards, travel support and research grants.
Women in STEMM Australia
  • B Science
  • B Engineering
Women in STEMM Australia is a non-profit organisation founded in 2014 which has grown into a nationally recognised association for women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).Their over-arching goal is to connect women in STEMM regardless of their discipline and profession. Their website and social media profiles are their primary engagement platform and through these they connect with extraordinary people – hearing their stories, ideas and opinions.
Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS)
  • B Science
    (Marine,
    Earth and Environmental)
The Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) is an independent society representing the atmospheric and oceanographic sciences in Australia. Its membership is drawn from the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO, the university sector, other State and Federal agencies, as well as the private sector. Most members of AMOS are actively employed in one of the scientific fields covered by the Society, but the membership also includes university students, retired scientists, school teachers and others from the general community with an interest in weather and climate.
Ecological Society of Australia (ESA)
  • B Science
    (Marine, Forestry, Earth and environment, Regenerative Agriculture)
The Ecological Society of Australia Ltd (ESA) is the peak group of ecologists in Australia, with over a thousand members from all states and territories. The Ecological Society of Australia has an impressive 50 year history supporting ecologists, promoting ecology and ecological research. They aim to create a community of knowledge and understanding amongst ecologists, and reach out to those working in related fields.
Australian Freshwater Sciences Society (AFSS)
  • B Science
    (Marine)
The Australian Freshwater Sciences Society (AFSS) was established in 1961 as the Australian Society for Limnology, and is the peak scientific society for the study of the ecology and functioning of Australian inland waters.  The Society has an active and engaged membership of over 400 scientists, policy makers and managers across state and federal agencies, universities and the private sector. Members have a strong professional interest in inland aquatic issues, in the maintenance of biodiversity, the maintenance and/or restoration of water quality, and the wise use of aquatic resources. AFSS also has a strong interest in fostering the scientific and intellectual development of postgraduate and tertiary students, providing them with a number of initiatives for training and career development. Through an annual scientific forum, local state events and social media, AFSS shares knowledge on the biodiversity, ecology, water chemistry and eco-hydrology of Australia’s rivers, streams, lakes, estuaries and wetlands.

 

Name of AssociationRelevant Degree/sOverview
Allied Health Professions Australia
  • All allied health degrees
  • D Health
  • M Healthcare Leadership
  • GC Healthcare Leadership
  • GC Diabetes Education and Management
Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is a collegiate body consisting of 20 national allied health associations members and a further six organisational friends with whom we are closely aligned. AHPA collectively represents some 100,000 allied health professionals who work across the primary, acute and tertiary sectors in Australia.
Australian Institute of Medical Science (AIMS)
  • B Biomedical Science
The Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) is the peak professional body representing medical scientists working throughout Australia in all disciplines of medical laboratory science. We also provide overseas member, stakeholder and partner services including a university accreditation program. The focus of AIMS is to equip members and the profession with the tools, information and networks to ensure the provision of quality and world class medical science services in Australia and overseas.
Osteopathy Australia
  • B Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies)
  • M Osteopathic Medicine
Osteopathy Australia is the peak body representing the interests of osteopaths, osteopathy as a profession and the consumer's right to access osteopathic services. We represent around 90% of Australia's osteopaths. Students may gain free student membership.
ADEA
  • GC Diabetes Education and Management
The Australian Diabetes Education Association (ADEA)is Australia’s only Credentialled Diabetes Educator® (CDE) certified national organisation for diabetes education and care. Our members are healthcare professionals who are committed to providing evidence-based best practice diabetes education to better the lives of those directly or indirectly affected by diabetes.
Australian College of Midwives
  • B Midwifery
The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) is a national not-for-profit membership organisation and the peak professional body for midwives in Australia.
The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
  • M Mental Health
  • GD Mental Health
  • GC Mental Health
  • M Mental Health Nursing
The peak body for Mental Health Nursing in Australia and the credentialing body for mental health nurses.
Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN)
  • M Mental Health
  • GD Mental Health
  • GC Mental Health
  • M Mental Health Nursing
The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) provides practitioners the opportunity to participate in our two interdisciplinary programs: MHPN practitioner networks and the National online professional development program.
Professional Association of Nurses in Developmental Disability Australia Inc. (PANDDA) Exercise and Sports Sciences Australia
  • GC Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,
  • GD Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The Professional Association of Nurses in Developmental Disability Australia Inc. (PANDDA) represents the professional interests of nurses who support people who have an intellectual developmental disability

Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA)

  • B Sport and Exercise Science
ASCA is the peak national body for strength and conditioning professionals in Australia and aims to ensure and enhance quality-assurance.
Fitness Australia
  • B Sport and Exercise Science
A not-for-profit industry association, that exists to professionalise the fitness industry through engaging in partnerships, advocacy, delivering education, quality and accreditation.
Australian Podiatry Association Australia
  • B Podiatry
The Australian Podiatry Association (APA) is a member-based, national organisation which represents more than 2,500 podiatrists. It provides information for other health professionals, professional support to members and education for the public about foot care.
Australian Psychological Association Australia
  • B Psychological Science
  • B Psychological Science with Honours
APS is the leading association for psychologists in Australia, representing more than 24,000 members. Our members enjoy access to a range of benefits for both professional and personal use. These benefits include reduced professional indemnity insurance premiums, consultation and representation, professional support and resources, access to our Member Identity Program plus member discounts on a range of well known products and services.
Name of AssociationRelevant Degree/sOverview
Indigenous Professional Services B Indigenous Knowledge IPS provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and value-for money professional services. We don’t just deliver the best consulting services, we also create meaningful pathways for Indigenous professionals.

 

Name of AssociationOverview
ACT Law Society Our role in the ACT community is to represent, advance, and defend the interests of an independent legal profession in the ACT. We also protect the public interest in the ACT system of justice through efficient regulation of the profession, in accordance with the Legal Profession Act and the Solicitors Conduct Rules. The Society lobbies for ‘good law’ in the ACT region, and seeks to reduce costs and improve conditions for our members. We are also responsible for the maintenance of professional standards in the ACT, and are guardians of the local profession’s public image and reputation.
Australian Lawyers Association We’re an active community of nearly 1,500 solicitors, barristers and other legal professionals all dedicated to protecting and promoting justice, freedom and the rights of the individual. Our ability to provide high quality Continuing Legal Education (CLE) events and advocate on behalf of legal professionals and the people they represent depends on the support we receive from our members.
The Law Council of Australia The Law Council represents the Australian legal profession on national and international issues, on federal law and the operation of federal courts and tribunals. It works for the improvement of the law and of the administration of justice. The Law Council is a federal organisation representing 65,000 Australian lawyers through their bar associations and law societies and Law Firms Australia (the Constituent Bodies).
The Law Council of Australia (Business Law section) The Law Council represents the Australian legal profession on national and international issues, on federal law and the operation of federal courts and tribunals. It works for the improvement of the law and of the administration of justice. The Law Council is a federal organisation representing 65,000 Australian lawyers through their bar associations and law societies and Law Firms Australia (the Constituent Bodies).
Australian Paralegal Foundation The Australian Paralegal Foundation, set up for the benefit of its members to help provide legal information for those interested.
QLD Law Society

QLS full and associate members have access to a wide range of exclusive services, resources and networks to help build their career, and develop their practice. We support members through an extensive professional development program, advocacy and representation, updates on issues affecting the profession and the Trust Account Consultancy Service.

The Law Society of NSW Young Lawyers NSW Young Lawyers is the largest body of young and newly practising lawyers, and law students, in Australia, with 15 Committees each dedicated to a particular area of law. Active, innovative and dynamic, we support practitioners in the early stages of their career development, giving them the opportunity to extend their network, expand their knowledge, advance their career and contribute to the profession and community.
The Law Society of New South Wales We represent over 29,000 solicitors in Australia. The Law Society has statutory powers and regulates the practice of law in New South Wales. We ensure the general public has appropriate access to justice and can be easily connected to members of the profession when they require legal advice. Along with the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner, the Law Society sets and enforces professional standards, licenses solicitors to practise, investigates complaints and administers discipline to ensure both the community and the profession are properly served by ethical and responsible solicitors.
Law Society Northern Territory Formed in 1968, we are a statutory body constituted under the Legal Profession Act (NT), which controls the affairs of the legal profession in the Northern Territory. We offer a range of services to solicitors, particularly for our 500+ members. We also offer services to the community, including the handling of complaints about lawyers and coordinating community legal education events such as Law Week.
The Law Society of South Australia Provide professional services, resources, support and benefits to our members and the legal profession in general. We undertake community education concerning the law and the legal profession and engages in activities designed to improve access to justice.
The Law Society of Tasmania We provide professional services, resources, support and benefits to our members and the legal profession. We assist members to provide timely and effective delivery of legal services, focusing on areas such as education, indemnity insurance and risk management. We also provide a counselling service to members and a range of other personal and practice related benefits.
Law Institute Victoria We represent more than 19,000 lawyers and people working in the law in Victoria, interstate and overseas. The LIV promotes justice for all, advancing social and public welfare in the operation of the courts and legal system as well as advancing education and public confidence both in the legal profession and in the processes by which the law is made and administered.
The Law Society of Western Australia The peak professional association for lawyers in Western Australia. We are a not-for-profit association dedicated to the representation of our members and to the enhancement of the legal profession through being a respected leader and contributor on law reform, access to justice and rule of law.