PETAA is your leading national not-for-profit member association for primary English and literacy educators. 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. So why join us?

  • Become part of a national network of close to 40,000 primary educators who are supported by us in their English and Literacy teaching
  • Rest assured every paper, publication, professional learning course, webinar and resource that PETAA publishes is evidence-informed by the latest research base. We believe effective teachers use specific and explicit instruction in meaning-making and decoding in varied and meaningful contexts.
  • A PETAA membership saves you time, providing you with quality resources at your fingertips that you then only have to adapt for your context.


Individual Digital


Individual Print



(options available for small and digital)

PL Subscription School 

(priced by number of teachers at your school)
Up to 5: $1000
Up to 10: $1750
Up to 20: $3000
Over 20: $3500

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Unlimited all-staff access to all online unmoderated PL courses           
3 new books (published in year of membership)




(2 copies)

(2 copies)
3 new PETAA papers (published in year of membership)  
Online access to 450+ curriculum linked teaching units  
 Content curated for your job role         
Online live webinar registrations      
On-demand webinar access    
Online access to 150+ PETAA papers  
1 to 1 free literacy consultation        
25% discount on PL courses and conference  
30% discount on publications  
Eligibility to run for the board    
Eligibility to vote at AGM  ✓    
Eligibility to be a PETAA Ambassador        
 Benefit from PETAA advocacy  
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Member Benefits

Members receive all three of our new release books (in print or digitally, depending on member type) each year. These critically-acclaimed, award-winning teacher reference texts are written by experts at the top of their field, connect literacy and English as a coherent, productive topic for theory, research, and educational practice, and address the Australian Curriculum: English and multiliteracies across key learning areas. 

Teaching Units
All members have access to 450+ teaching units of work based on quality children's literature. Use them with your whole school or in individual classrooms!  PETAA's units are created by literacy experts, using evidence-based pedagogies and are designed with a busy classroom teacher in mind. All activities are linked to the Australian Curriculum: English and many are cross-subject linked too.

  Our growing series of member-exclusive webinars explores tips and topics relevant to your day-to-day work: the practical ins and outs of teaching English, language and literacies in the classroom and the inspirational moments and aspects of teaching. We aim to provide an exciting range of presenters and discussion areas — to deliver to you wherever you are.

Professional Learning
The convenience of PETAA membership extends to professional development, which is why many of our courses are run online, available for self-paced study. Members receive significant discounts across all courses so you can learn to maximise outcomes for students.  Our annual conference is also available at a heavily discounted rate; this one event makes up for the price of membership entirely. 

PETAA Papers
Members have access to our entire catalogue of PETAA Papers (and receive a copy either printed or digitally in your member pack). These practical articles focus on a specific aspect of English and literacy teaching, offering real classroom examples and best-practice insights to bring the latest research into your teaching practice.

Personalised Support
Members can tell us their goals in English and literacy at any time, and we will provide the tools needed to get you there! We take pride in matching you to the resources that suit your individual context and priorities in literacy education, and will help to find the perfect book, teaching unit, PETAA paper, webinar, or professional development course to  give you that additional, personal support.