Resources for classroom practice and continual professional growth

PETAA is a not-for-profit member association, which means that teachers like you are our reason for being. We provide the professional development, resources, and advice you need to most effectively teach your students and grow your career, saving you time, money and stress. Joining PETAA means becoming part of a national network of over 25,000 primary educators who are supported by us in their English and Literacy teaching.

PETAA membership is available for either individuals and schools. Membership includes:

  • A copy of each of the three PETAA new release books* (print or digital) mailed directly to you as they are published to grow your professional resource library
  • You will receive copies of the three PETAA papers we publish during your 12-month membership, plus access to the entire digital collection.
  • Access to high-quality, Curriculum-linked classroom-ready units of work, based on quality literature and mentor texts, including the shortlisted titles in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, our fantastic Whole School Teaching Units (a new one every term!) and thematic or cross-curriculum units for Anzac Day, Science Week, NAIDOC Week and more!
  • Resources built to cultivate inspiration and share expertise, including free, member-exclusive webinars
  • Significant discounts across all paid PETAA offerings so you can learn to maximise outcome for students, including online professional learning, our annual conference, and additional publications.

*these are the 3 new publications and papers that are published during your 12 months of membership.

Join online

Click through for specific benefits for each member type and at Individual (full) membership find further choices for retired teaching professionals, two-year discounts and Full International membership (which includes postage). International members can also join as digital members. To join as an international school email or call 61 (2) 8020 3900. To join as a remote-area or small school (under 100 students), email or call (02) 8020 3900.

Individual (full) $165, 2-year $297 
Digital $120, 2-Year $216 
Retired $100, 2-Year $180
International (full) $235, 2-year $423

Full-time Student $80 (one year only)

School $450, 2-year $810
Small school $225, 2-year $405 (only available by email)

What do our members have to say? 

From a Teacher

‘Over the years I’ve been a member, I have learned so much and value so highly the books about (classroom) research. I love having the extended narrative from Australian settings and the expertise shared. I trust the ‘storytellers’ and I love the work you do to tell our stories.’

From a Principal

‘I have been a member since 1980, still teaching full time. PETAA provides that necessary life enriching transfusion that my teaching needs!’

From a Senior Lecturer

‘I appreciate and value PETAA's efficiency, its willingness to customise needs (wherever possible and reasonable), the up-to-date relevance to what is happening in classrooms, and increasingly, the connections that are being offered to ITE providers to engage pre-service and new graduate teachers.’