The Council of ACT Education Associations (COACTEA) was formed in 1997 and currently comprises member professional associations representing teachers and educators across all sectors.  COACTEA is a member of the Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA). Please visit: http://www.apta.edu.au/     Through its membership, COACTEA aims to develop a strong educational community.
The major objectives of COACTEA are:
  • to represent member associations collectively in initiating and responding to communication with government, employers, tertiary institutions and other  organisations where appropriate;
  • to allow for an expression of a common voice on educational matters in the interests of member associations;
  • to enhance the public profile of member associations and hence the contribution they make to education;
  • to promote and support activities that assist and develop the members of affiliates in the practice of their profession;
  • to facilitate networking, communication and sharing of resources between member associations;
  • to liaise with other bodies on matters of mutual interest to its member associations; and
  • to encourage professional associations to join as member associations. 

If you would like to become a member of COACTEA, please contact Carolyn Broadbent at carolyn.broadbent@acu.edu.au   

Professional Learning 

New Date - Saturday 19 August 9am-4pm

TQI Accredited (5 Hours)



 Presenters: Phillip Cam and Daniel Smith

Dr Philip Cam is Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Humanities at the University of NSW. He is a sought-after presenter and prolific author in ethics and philosophy. Daniel Smith is a dedicated classroom practitioner, teaching in UK, NSW, and Victoria, and a trained philosophy educator who has helped successfully lead Philosophical Inquiry programs in schools. 

This is an interactive workshop that aligns with the Australian Curriculum general capabilities of critical and creative thinking and focuses on the development of skills that support philosophical inquiry in schools. 


Australian Professional Teacher's Association - COACTEA Report (Nov 2014)

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