TPA Member Benefits

As a member of the Tasmanian Principals Association, individuals can enjoy and have access to a series of benefits and opportunities, both personally and professionally. Some of these include, but aren't limited to;

Support & Care 

  • Confidential support with access to the president and the state executive. As a truly statewide organisation, our Executive can be available to connect with you in person, over the phone/Teams in a trusting and safe forum of your choosing. Details for the executive can be found here
  • Regular online 'drop-in' sessions to connect with colleagues who recognise the personal and group value of belonging – people who share your passion and commitment and understand the unique challenges of the principalship
  • Access to an independent support person alongside you in meetings, that understands the complexity of school leadership
  • Engagement with academics and researchers that are leading the work of principal wellbeing at a national level

Lead & Develop 

  • Formal and informal networking opportunities 
  • Professional learning opportunities available across the school year
  • Access to TPA sponsors that provide specialised professional learning 
  • Access to discounted rates for learning opportunities through workshops, conferences and forums
  • Growing the capacity of others and contributing to emerging leaders, through face-to-face and online sessions with current principals providing insights into their journey 

Consult & Advocate

  • Opportunity for members’ voice through targeted surveys
  • Advocating for the interests of school leaders through the media, all layers of local and federal government and DECYP leadership
  • Representing you on consultative groups, informing and influencing policy and implementation
  • Liaising with the AEU on industrial matters

Associate Membership of the National Associations

  • TPA’s affiliation with national associations provides automatic membership, access to national and international conferences, input into federal policy, and membership of a body of national and international professional school leaders