Membership benefits and joining


Resources for classroom practice and continual professional growth

By joining PETAA you become a member of one the largest professional teaching associations for primary educators in Australia. PETAA supports its members by working with experts including leading academics, educational and literacy consultants, and exemplary classroom teachers to provide professional learning, resources and advocacy for the professional interests of members and the wider community. PETAA membership makes a real difference in schools. Read what other people say about the value of PETAA membership.

Only $155 Join Now PETAA Professional Membership – Individual provides

  • Four print books mailed directly to you plus access upon request to the ePub format as they are published.
  • Four PETAA Papers mailed directly to you as they are published each year and accessible in digital format online.
  • Access to all the online units of work produced for the annual PETAA Teachers’ Guide to the shortlisted titles in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards (all years).
  • Access to other member-only online resources including Literature Singles units, webinars, and special projects, such as the Lest We Forget, Anzac project.
  • 35% discount on PETAA publication and ePub orders. View webstore
  • 35% discount on professional learning courses and 10% discount on conferences (with an additional 5% discount for earlybird registrations). View upcoming events

Retiree: Retiree membership of $100 is available for those who have been continuous PETAA members five years prior to retirement. Please contact us by sending an email to [email protected] or calling 02 8020 3900 during AEST business hours.

International: If you are based outside Australia, you may choose to take up Professional Membership – Digital, or select Professional Membership and you will be charged the price of $195 for 12 months to allow for the additional costs of overseas postage.

Two-year membership: PETAA offers a 10% discount if you take up two-year Professional Membership at a reduced cost of $279 (RRP $310). Two-year school memberships are not available for purchase online. Please contact us by sending an email to [email protected] or calling 02 8020 3900 during AEST business hours.

Only $100 Join NowPETAA Professional Membership – Digital provides

  • Four books available annually in ePub format as they are published.
  • Four new PETAA Papers accessible in digital format online each year.
  • Access to all the online units of work produced for the annual PETAA Teachers’ Guide to the shortlisted titles in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards (all years).
  • Access to other member-only online resources including Literature Singles units, webinars, and special projects, such as the Lest We Forget, Anzac project.
  • 35% discount on PETAA publication and ePub orders. View webstore
  • 35% discount on professional learning courses and 10% discount on conferences (with an additional 5% discount for earlybird registrations). View upcoming events

Only $350 Join NowPETAA School Membership provides

  • Two copies of four print books mailed directly to you plus access upon request to the ePub format as they are published each year.
  • Two copies of four PETAA Papers mailed directly to you as they are published each year and accessible by up to 25 users in digital format online.
  • Access for up to 25 users to all the online units of work produced for the annual PETAA Teachers’ Guide to the shortlisted titles in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards (all years).
  • Access for up to 25 users to other member-only online resources including Literature Singles units, webinars, and special projects, such as the Lest We Forget, Anzac project.
  • 35% discount on PETAA publication and ePub orders. View webstore
  • 35% discount on professional learning course registrations, 10% discount on conference registrations for up to five teachers and an additional 5% discount for earlybird registrations. Tailored professional learning and a range of other options for schools. View upcoming events
  • Priority bookings, preferential pricing and advance notice of events.

Two-year membership: PETAA offers a 10% discount if you take up two-year School Membership at a reduced cost of $630 (RRP $700). Two-year school memberships are not available for purchase online. Please contact us by sending an email to [email protected] or calling 02 8020 3900 during AEST business hours.

Only $175 Join NowPETAA Remote/Small School Membership (on application) provides

  • Four print books mailed directly to you plus access upon request to the ePub format as they are published each year.
  • Four new PETAA Papers mailed directly to you as they are published each year and accessible in digital format online.
  • Access for up to 10 users to all the online units of work produced for the annual PETAA Teachers’ Guide to the shortlisted titles in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards (all years).
  • Access for up to 10 users to other member-only online resources including Literature Singles units, webinars, and special projects, such as the Lest We Forget, Anzac project.
  • 35% discount on PETAA publication and ePub orders. View webstore
  • 35% discount on professional learning course registrations, 10% discount on conference registrations for up to five teachers and an additional 5% discount for earlybird registrations. Tailored professional learning and a range of other options for schools. View upcoming events
  • Priority bookings, preferential pricing and advance notice of events.

To apply: Remote/Small School memberships are not available for purchase online. Please contact us by sending an email to [email protected] or calling 02 8020 3900 during AEST business hours.

Only $85 Join NowPETAA Professional Membership – New Graduate (student ID required) provides

  • Four PETAA books annually in ePub format.
  • PETAA Papers, with four new papers annually, accessible in digital format online.
  • Access to all the online units of work produced for the annual PETAA Teachers’ Guide to the shortlisted titles in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards (all years).
  • Access to other member-only online resources including Literature Singles units, webinars, and special projects, such as the Lest We Forget, Anzac project.
  • 35% discount on PETAA publication and ePub orders. View webstore
  • 35% discount on professional learning course registrations and 10% discount on conference registrations. View upcoming events
  • Advance notice of events.

Professional Membership – New Graduate, renewed annually, is valid for up to three years.

Only $70 Join NowPETAA Professional Membership – Student (ID required) provides

  • A choice of one print book on joining and any three PETAA books in ePub format from a list of 23 books provided.
  • PETAA Papers, with four new papers annually, accessible in digital format online.
  • Access to all the online units of work produced for the annual PETAA Teachers’ Guide to the shortlisted titles in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards (all years).
  • Access to other member-only online resources including Literature Singles units, webinars, and special projects, such as the Lest We Forget, Anzac project.
  • 35% discount on PETAA publication and ePub orders. View webstore
  • 50% discount on professional learning course registrations and 20% discount on conference registrations. View upcoming events

On joining as a Professional member – Student you will need to order your choice of one print book and three ePub format books as a welcome gift from PETAA. To browse in advance you can find books from the set list of 23 on the ePubs page.

Professional Membership – Undergraduate student, renewed annually, is valid for up to four years. Professional Membership – New Graduate is available after graduation.

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 What other people have to say about the benefits of membership


From a School Cluster

‘Professional learning provided by PETAA in Cluster 5 (Inner western Region, Sydney Catholic Schools) has created and supported a culture for collaborative learning in schools. PETAA brings the best evidenced research forward to show professional learning’s worth for leaders and teachers in schools. The learning learnt by all our Instructional Leaders (Literacy and Numeracy Coaches) and teachers in Cluster 5 has built collective- and teacher efficacy in the teaching of literacy. The learning has transformed the leaders and teachers to think and talk about themselves as learners, about their students as learners and the cognitive behaviours that lead to student learning.’

Tosca Galluzzo, Cluster Coach P5, Inner Western Region, Sydney Catholic Schools). May 2018

From an EAL/D teacher

‘PETAA professional learning courses have provided me with opportunities to enrol in workshops that are relevant to my specialised teaching field (EAL/D). The presenters are exceptional, and impart not only current research/theory but also practical teaching ideas that have enhanced my teaching practice. These new teaching strategies have been implemented in the EAL/D team-teaching sessions affording classroom teachers with new and effective practices. As a PETAA member, I regularly receive educational literature that is second-to-none. It contains a range of topics that would interest all teachers in the teaching profession. My school is a member and I always encourage teachers to join PETAA.’

Caterina Baitieri, May 2018

From a long-term teacher — the value of continuing membership over your career

‘My association with PETAA began fifteen years ago. As a teacher of primary children I am always conscious of the need to keep up to date with recent research and changing teaching methods. PETAA has been and remains a constant source of professional development opportunities in a variety of ways.

The benefit of membership is multi faceted. First there are the four publications per annum on relevant topics, which are sent to each member. Then there are a variety of after school workshops or one day conferences offered on a variety of aspects of literacy education for teachers. In addition the website provides a source of lesson ideas and objectives using different literary texts. For example Literature Singles and Global words. I have found these to be invaluable. I also often browse through the website and listen to one or more of the short videos available on a specific area of literacy. These may be a talk given by an expert or a practical example of a lesson illustrating how to best impart a particular aspect of literacy teaching to the students.

I am now retired and work as a casual teacher. Even in this capacity, my ongoing affiliation with PETAA has proved invaluable for all of the above reasons.’

Hedy Allen, May 2018

Membership New Zealand

Go to our dedicated New Zealand member benefits page to read more about what PETAA provides for New Zealand individual, digital and school members.