In the post-secondary education disability sector there are a number of national organisations that as a practitioner you may be interested in. Each of the below hold either an annual or biannual conference, provide ongoing professional development opportunities, manage list-servs as well as lobby on behalf of the sector.
Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) is the peak professional body for Disability Practitioners in the Tertiary Education and Training sector. The ATEND National Committee is made up of a representative of the Training & University Sector within each state. ATEND organises the Pathways Conference that is held bi-annually. More details on ATEND and how to become a member are available at www.atend.com.au
Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia (EPHEA) is the professional incorporated organisation for university and TAFE equity practitioners who work in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region. More details on EPHEA and how to become a member www.ephea.org
Australia and New Zealand Student Services Association (ANZSSA) is a professional association for people with an interest in the provision of support services to students in post-secondary education in Australia and New Zealand. It provides development opportunities and sector representation from professional staff working in the post-secondary student engagement, student participation, student wellbeing and student development. The organisation also publishes the Journal of Australia and New Zealand student Services Association. (JANZSSA) www.anzssa.com