Membership Types


Join the leading & trusted source for educational leaders and benefit from free, discounted and exclusive premier events, resources and workshops for the educational sector.

“ACEL gives you, as a leader in schools, ownership of the future direction of Australian Education. That feeling of participation allows you to grow your motivation to continue doing what can at times be a very challenging and difficult job.” – Paul Begg, Southern Cross Catholic College.


Standard Membership

ACEL standard membership provides immediate opportunities to strengthen and develop your leadership capabilities.

Available to management and leadership staff across all sectors, standard membership provides you with opportunities to connect with over 45,000+ educators, researchers, and policy developers across Australia.

If you have more than one person from your workplace interested in ACEL membership, you may want to consider an Institutional membership.

Standard Pricing
Annual Membership: $195
Two Year Membership: $360 (save $30)
Three Year Membership: $510 (save $75)
PAYG: $17 per month


Institutional Membership

At ACEL we believe access to professional resources and support is an important ingredient for developing team cohesion and management capabilities.

Our institutional membership offers your staff the full range of ACEL benefits at an affordable price.

Institutional Pricing
2-5 Members: $190 per person
6-10 Members: $185 per person
11+ Members: $175 per person


Teacher Leader Membership

At ACEL we strongly believe that classroom teachers are leaders in shaping future generations. Our Teacher Leader Membership offers you a valuable resource for leadership in your classroom and school community.

For teacher’s aspiring to leadership this membership provides tailored resources and support to develop your professional skills and shape your career.

Teacher Leader Pricing
Annual Membership: $175
Two Year Membership: $300 (save $50)
Three Year Membership: $450 (save $75)
PAYG: $15.50 per month


Retired Membership

ACEL values the experience and knowledge retirees offer to the education profession.

Whether you are new to ACEL, or an existing member*, our retired membership provides you with affordable opportunities to enjoy lifelong learning.

Keep up to date with current practice, enjoy networking opportunities with your peers and become a retired member today.

*Please contact membership@acel.org.au or call our Membership Officer on 02 8396 0809 to change your membership to a retired membership today.

Retired Pricing
Annual Membership: $85
Two Year Membership: $140 (save $30)
Three Year Membership: $200 (save $55)
PAYG: $7.50 per month


Student Membership

At ACEL we strongly encourage and believe in continued learning.

Our student membership provides you with opportunities to contribute to respected journals, access to online resources, and networking opportunities with leaders in education.

Whether you are new to ACEL, or an existing member, our student pricing* is available when you have a current, full time enrolment at a Tertiary Institution.

*Please contact membership@acel.org.au to provide proof of enrollment and to change membership for existing members.

Student Pricing
Annual Membership: $85
Two Year Membership: $140 (save $30)
Three Year Membership: $200 (save $55)
PAYG: $7.50 per month