We're a community of educators on a mission to connect, support, and inspire current and future leaders in education across Australia and beyond. Join us in strengthening educational leadership.
Our vision is to create a dynamic and collaborative learning community, where educators come together to share ideas and work towards our commitment to improve the quality of learning for all. Our uniqueness is our connectedness with all in the education community, who represent the breadth, depth and diversity of the sector. As Australia’s premier cross-sector professional association with a focus on leading and leadership at our core, we contribute to and draw from national and global research, practice and learning opportunities. Through our local Branches, cutting edge conferences, workshops, leadership programs, in-house publications, one-stop bookshop and online resources we actively support the development of educational leadership capabilities across Australia and beyond.
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Receive the latest research and practitioner experience through our journals
Network through diverse connections including our Branches in every state and territory
Be part of a cross-sectoral professional organisation that is inclusive of all educational leaders
For more than two decades, ACEL has played a pivotal role in building my leadership capacity through career networking, quality resources and exceptional professional development opportunities. To my mind, it is the preeminent association advancing the development of educational leaders in the wider Asia-Pacific region.
Being a member of ACEL provides me with the opportunity to continue to be informed about educational research and its application in an educational setting. This is provided through the journals and publications that are made available and through the opportunities to engage with both national and international scholars.
To me being a member of ACEL means staying connected to leadership issues, being informed of the latest educational trends and developments and having the opportunity to reflect on my own leadership as we all move forward in the new and ever changing educational; landscape.
Being an ACEL member to me means that I am part of an inclusive educational leadership community. It means that I am informed and part of a collective committed to improving education. ACEL provides me with a network to connect with educational leaders and individuals interested in sharing discourse and research.
Being part of ACEL is a commitment to improving educational outcomes across Australia. It’s all too easy to defer that responsibility to government or others, but choosing to be part of the education profession means embracing collective professional responsibility.
Being an ACEL member means I am connected to an inspiring community of school leaders and educators focused on continuous learning and delivering the best possible education opportunities for our students.
Being a member of ACEL means that I can have the confidence in knowing that when it comes to my own professional learning and that of my staff, I can rely and trust on ACEL’s range of resources, workshops and conferences to guide me using best practice within our school community.
Membership of ACEL provides me with ongoing professional development and learning through the provision of research-based studies, professional readings and opportunities to attend conferences with world renowned presenters in an ongoing manner.
ACEL provides me with a multi-sectoral opportunity to network with and learn from colleagues, and access to outstanding professional learning opportunities and reading.
Being a member of ACEL means that, in a world awash with views about educational leadership, there is a reliable organisation that I can turn to for a research-based perspective. That ACEL has an Australian focus as well as an international outlook is a bonus.
If you ever needed a professional association, it would be now. The ACEL community is incredibly welcoming of its members, new and old. It’s a community that embraces innovation, excellence and wellbeing. It empowers and inspires. It is the one association that has had the greatest influence on my own professional life.
No doubt ACEL will continue its great work in bringing forward contemporary issues, challenges and opportunities and providing the space for educators to share insights and experience as we look to the future.
Whether you're just starting your leadership journey or have years of experience, ACEL membership is open to educators of all levels and backgrounds. From early childhood and care to higher education, schools and systems, our community includes teachers, researchers, advocates, consultants, and system leaders from diverse sectors and regions across Australia and beyond. View our membership tiers and options and find what fits best for you or your team.
Connect with your local ACEL state/territory branch and gain access to a wealth of opportunities to help you thrive in your career! Stay informed and engaged with the latest events, updates, and news by subscribing to our monthly branch newsletter. Immerse yourself in a vibrant community of like-minded peers by attending our exciting local and online branch events, designed to build networks, share ideas, and inspire new ways of thinking. And don't forget to participate in our prestigious branch awards, where we celebrate excellence and recognise outstanding educational leadership in the field.
As an educator, ACEL can offer you a wide range of resources and opportunities to help you grow and succeed. ACEL provides access to a wealth of professional learning opportunities through our online and national events, as well as a chance to expand your knowledge and expertise through our expanding Leader’s Library. Our state and national awards recognise and celebrate excellence in educational leadership, and being a part of ACEL means that you can connect with like-minded peers through formal and informal networking events across the country and online via our new community platform. If you're looking to share your own knowledge and experience, you can submit a paper for publication in both of our journals: Australian Educational Leader and/or Leading & Managing. And if you're just starting out on your leadership journey, our New Voice Scholarships provide an excellent opportunity to gain recognition and support as you develop your leadership skills. Joining ACEL means opening up a world of possibilities whether you are a member or part of our community.
At ACEL, we are dedicated to serving education leaders and professionals in regional Australia. We understand the unique challenges that come with leading and teaching in more remote areas, and we are committed to providing the support and resources you need to succeed. No matter where you are located, you can access our online webinars and benefit from our world-class speakers and presenters. Our member’s only community platform lets you engage with all ACEL members and gives you access to our Leader’s Library. A resource centre housing hundreds of articles, videos and activities which you can access anytime, anywhere.
In addition, we offer a free podcast that you can listen to on your own schedule, as well as subscribe to national and branch email newsletters that keep you up-to-date on the latest news, events, and trends in educational leadership. We know that networking is crucial to success, which is why we host events and conferences where you can meet and connect with other education leaders from across the country. And if you're interested in contributing to the conversation, we welcome you to post in our online community! Finally, we want to make sure that you have access to high quality and contemporary educational resources and materials. That's why we have a bookshop that ships to anywhere in Australia.