ACEL membership benefits are designed to provide professional learning and support to all sectors in the educational community.
Providing both online and local support our membership benefits are always at your fingertips.​



ACEL events provide members with an opportunity to develop their professional knowledge and networks.

Members receive:

•  Membership rates for ACEL Conferences and Workshops
•  Access to complimentary networking events



As a member of ACEL we keep you informed with the latest educational research and developments. As a member you will receive:

•  Membership pricing at the ACEL Bookstore
•  Each issue of the quarterly Australian Educational Leader (digital and print copy)
•  Each issue of the bi-annual Leading & Managing Journal (digital copy)
•  Opportunities to write for ACEL journals and publications
•  Access to our Online Resource Centre
•  NB: Teacher Leader members also receive Teaching In Action



•  State Branches provide region specific resources and localised support for ACEL members
•  ACEL Branch Newsletters provide weekly information regarding local ACEL activities
•  Members are eligible to nominate local educators for State Awards and Fellowships
•  Vote and / or stand for ACEL State Branch Elections



•  ACEL members can use the post-nominal “MACEL”
•  Outstanding members awarded a Fellowship are conferred the prestigious “FACEL”
•  Nominate and be nominated for National Awards
•  Nominate peers for ACEL Fellowships



In addition to the range of individual benefits your staff members receive, your institution can:

•  Provide each member with personalised access to online resources
•  Maintain a single account contact for membership changes and administration
•  Receive a discount per person for every member nominated


We are committed to providing the best in educational development and research to our community.
Our members support in the last year has helped us:

•  Develop two new conferences, in the areas of Early Childhood and Positive Psychology, to serve the diverse needs of our profession
•  Develop our new e-Publication e-Early Learning
•  Introduce the Early Career Principals program and the Curiosity and Powerful Learning program to further support and develop the skills of our teachers and leadership staff
•  Increase the number of workshop series and seminars held
•  ACEL state branches have held over 100 local events, ranging from Q&A sessions to networking events, to support the needs of local members
•  Continue to recognise excellence in education through our Fellowships, Scholarships, and Awards



ACEL is the independent voice of educational leaders in Australia. Our trusted voice is the result of a strong network of 45,000+ educational leaders and practitioners.
ACEL membership is a powerful tool to drive leadership direction and change.