Founded in 1972, the Association was incorporated in 1982 as the Primary English Teaching Association. Members voted to change its company name to the Primary English Teaching Association Australia Limited in May 2012.The constitution was most recently amended in May 2015.
The company’s operations are governed by its Constitution. The Constitution outlines the aims of the Primary English Teaching Association Australia Limited and the rules governing how the company functions and specifies:
- objects of the company
- membership and members' rights
- the calling and business of Meetings
- the election, role and responsibilities of the Board of Directors
- administration and general business