ACHPER NSW / ACT - Membership packages
Join our PDHPE network and community.

ACHPER NSW is here to support you to be the best educator you can be!

Join ACHPER to become part of an engaged professional community committed to promoting active and healthy living for all Australians.

Our members include teachers of PDHPE in primary and high schools (K-12), outdoor education teachers, Academics and Lecturers, Undergraduate and Post Graduate Students, and professionals working in the sport, health and recreation sector.

As a member of ACHPER NSW we provide you with the insights, tools, and connections to effectively deliver education and maximise outcomes for your students. 

  • Be part of a peer to peer support system that enhances teacher health and wellbeing 
  • Gain insights, knowledge and answers from PDHPE and external experts  
  • Access professional development, new ideas and resources for teaching 
  • Connect with other teachers to exchange ideas and best practice   
  • Be part of the voice in increasing recognition and value of teachers.

We have several membership packages:

Teacher Membership – $140


Eligibility:

  • Teachers of PDHPE with a tertiary qualification in education, health, physical education, recreation, sport, dance, fitness, medicine, physiotherapy, human movement or any area acceptable to the Executive Committee of a Branch
  • Holders of a Fitness Leader, Personal Trainer or Diploma of Fitness Specialist (VET) or a recognised equivalent award.
  • Holders of a Level 2 Coaching Award from the Australian Coaching Council or a recognised equivalent.

Benefits

  • Membership of “PDHPE Community” provides teachers with discussions with other practicing teachers throughout NSW in real time
  • Membership of “PDHPE Community” allows teachers to be part of circumstance groups e.g. remote area teaching or K-6 RFF teachers
  • Membership of “PDHPE Community” allows teachers to be part of special interest groups e.g. Stage 6 PDHPE or School Sport Coordinators
  • Ability to post own resources and access other members’ posted resources
  • Access to resources from previous conferences, webinars and workshops run by ACHPER NSW
  • Access to member only social media groups with additional material.
  • Discount on ACHPER Consultancy services.
  • Member discount for all professional learning provided by ACHPER NSW
  • Free Q&A with teachers who are leaders in our profession
  • Free Q&As with respected external people and organisations in the PDHPE sector
  • Advocacy/representation to government at State and Federal level 
  • Use of MACHPER title.

Early Career Teacher membership – $110

 

Eligibility:
Open to all early career teachers that meet the course specification of Full Membership who are in their first two years of teaching.

Benefits:

  • Membership of “PDHPE Community” provides ECTs with discussions with experienced teachers and alerts them to what is relevant in the industry in real time.  
  • Membership of “PDHPE Community” allows ECTs to be part of a Graduate only group  
  • Membership of “PDHPE Community” allows ECTs to be part of circumstance groups e.g. remote area teaching 
  • Membership of “PDHPE Community” allows ECTs to be part of interest groups e.g. Health or School Sport 
  • Ability to access other members’ posted resources 
  • Access to resources from conferences, webinars and workshops run by ACHPER NSW 
  • Access to the member only resources on website. 
  • Member discount for all professional learning provided by ACHPER NSW 
  • Free Q&A with teachers who are leaders in the profession 
  • Free Q&As with respected external people/organisations in the PDHPE sector
  • Advocacy/representation to government at State and Federal level  
  • Use of MACHPER 

Academic membership – $140

 

Eligibility:

Open to all academics from tertiary institutions with qualifications in education, health, physical education, recreation, sport, dance, fitness, medicine, physiotherapy, human movement or any area acceptable to the Executive Committee of a Branch.

Benefits:

  • State Conference (and other) presenting opportunities 
  • Provide in-kind industry support for suitable grant applications  
  • Free advertising for research participants in e-Action and “HPE Community” 
  • Opportunity to deliver joint professional learning to teachers of all career stages that directly involves universities and their academics  
  • Membership of “PDHPE Community” provides Academics with interactions with practicing teachers and alerts them to what is relevant in the industry in real time.  
  • Membership of “PDHPE Community” allows Academics to be part of a PDHPE Academics only group  
  • Ability to post your own resources within “PDHPE Community” 
  • Access to resources from conferences, webinars and workshops run by ACHPER NSW 
  • Member discount on national resources  
  • Advocacy/representation to government at State and Federal level  
  • Use of MACHPER 

Pre-service teacher membership – Free

Eligibility:

Open to students from tertiary institutions who are working towards qualifications in education, health, physical education, recreation, sport, dance, fitness, medicine, physiotherapy, human movement or any area acceptable to the Executive Committee of a Branch.

Benefits:

  • Membership of “PDHPE Community” allows students to be part of the PDHPE student group.
  • Membership of “PDHPE Community” provides Students with discussions with experienced teachers and alerts them to what is relevant in the industry in real time. 
  • Ability to share resources with each other students 
  • Free Q&A with respected practicing teachers 
  • Free Q&As with respected external people/organisations involved in the HPE sector  
  • Networking opportunities as a volunteer at professional learning events for practicing teachers  
  • Networking opportunities as a volunteer for workshops, conferences, school events such as gala days or athletic carnivals 
  • Free membership when they assist at a conference. 
  • Access to resources from conferences and workshops run by ACHPER NSW 
  • Member discount for all professional learning provided by ACHPER NSW 
  • Early bird access to all professional learning provided by ACHPER NSW 
  • Member discount on national resources  
  • Advocacy/representation of the sector to government and universities at State and Federal level  

Retired membership – Free


Open to anyone who has been a member for 5 previous years and has retired.

Benefits:

  • Membership of “PDHPE Communityallows Retired PDHPE teachers to form connections with practicing teachers 
  • Membership of “PDHPE Communityallows Retired PDHPE teachers to form connections with other retired PDHPE teachers 
  • Opportunities to share advice and experience with practicing teachers 
  • Opportunities for mentoring student PDHPE teachers and recent graduates 
  • Be part of historical mapping of the insights and influences on the PDHPE profession in New South Wales 
  • Invitations to social gatherings for PDHPE sector 
  • Use of MACHPER.

ACT Membership


With the change in membership from National office to state branches – membership for teachers in the ACT will now be processed by the NSW Branch. 

ACT members will be able to access the same benefits as the equivalent NSW branch membership.

ACT Full member – $140

Open to teachers, academics and recreational professionals based in the ACT.

ACT Student member – Free

Open to tertiary students who are studying health, physical education or recreation qualifications at institutions in the ACT.

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