Associations and networks

There are many benefits to becoming a member of an association

Perhaps, most importantly, they provide you with an excellent opportunity to network with other professionals in your field.


The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) is a society for people committed to the advancement of higher and tertiary education.

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The Australian Higher Education Industrial Association is the employer association for the higher education sector, registered under the Federal Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009.

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The International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) empowers professionals, engages institutions and enhances Australia’s reputation as a provider of world-class education.

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The Higher Education Compliance and Quality Network (HECQN) is a collaborative network for professionals engaged in quality assurance, compliance and regulatory management in higher education.


The Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM Inc) is the only professional association for administrators and managers working in tertiary education in Australasia. It's dedicated to advancing professional practice.

Find out more about ATEM Inc