Eligibility for Membership

Ordinary Membership shall be open to:

  • Substantive Principals and Administrators of government Education Support Schools, Centres and Facilities;
  • Relieving or acting Principals or Administrators of government Education Support Schools, Centres or Facilities for the period of their position;
  • Substantive Education Support Principals and Administrators on temporary secondment to other duties; and
  • Other leaders and persons in equivalent positions subject to the approval of Executive Committee by a 75% Majority Vote

Active Life Membership shall be open to:

  • An ordinary member by resolution of the Association who has rendered long and valuable service to the Association and / or on behalf of the Association may be considered for election to Life Membership of the Association;
  • Nominations for Life Membership shall be submitted to the Executive for approval 28 days prior to the AGM. The nomination must be:
    (i) In writing; and
    (ii) Delivered to the Secretary on or before the date for the close of nominations
  • The Executive Committee may from time to time determine Life Membership on any member providing conditions in By-Law 26.3(a) are met

Retired Life Membership shall be open to:

  • A Life Member upon retirement from his or her position

Associate Membership shall be open to:

  • Level 3 Classroom Teachers in government Education Support Schools, Centres and Facilities;
  • Teaching staff working in Western Australian Government Education Support contexts who are seeking to obtain the necessary skills and experience to become a Principal or Administrator in the Education Support context;
  • Former Association members who have resigned or retired from employment with the Department of Education W.A.;
  • Principals and Administrators (or their equivalents) in non-government schools;
  • Members of other national or international Education Support Associations;
  • Directors, Senior Executives in the Department of Education WA;
  • Senior positions in Educational Institutions;
  • Former Association members who currently hold substantive administrative positions other than that of an Education Support Principal or Deputy Principal;
  • Principals and Deputy Principals of government Primary or Secondary schools whose professional interests include Education Support
    (i) Subject to the approval of Executive Committee by a 75% Majority Vote

If you would like to apply for Membership, please contact us outlining the following:

  • Your name & position / title
  • Your contact details
  • Organisation name 
  • The specific industry or sector you are working in – e.g. Education, Government, Non-Government etc.
  • Summary of current Special Education Need role supporting children with disability / experience

We look forward to hearing from you.

WAESPAA Constitution 2017 - By-Laws of the Association

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