Welome to NEAT

The network of Education Associations of Tasmania

NEAT is a federation of professional teaching associations that serves the interests of educators throughout Tasmania. Membership of NEAT is open to all professional teacher associations across all levels of education; including early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary, as well as all systems and sectors covering Government, Catholic systemic, Independent schools and Tertiary institutions.

NEAT has an important advocacy role and keeps members informed of national and state issues facing the state-based joint councils of the national association, the Australian Professional Teaching Association (APTA). NEAT offers the financial members contact with the broader educational community and provides a common voice to share issues of interest. Through APTA, NEAT has access to national projects and that provide services and funding to support member associations. In addition, NEAT’s financial members can receive a range of important insurance benefits at greatly reduced rates. These benefits are increasing essential for mounting workshops and conferences. For fuller details, contact the NEAT Secretary.

As we share our experiences and work practices within NEAT, we also acknowledge and pay respect to the knowledge, deep history and cultural practices embedded for all time within Tasmanian Aboriginal ownership of Country.


As a common voice, NEAT has an important advocacy role in Tasmania. For over twenty years, it has provided contact with the broader educational community and communication with government. NEAT has access to national projects that provide funding support to build the work of all joint councils in Australia.

NEAT members can access public liability insurance for professional learning events, seminars, workshops and conferences at significantly reduced rates. Note that this insurance does not cover students involved in these activities. Conference venues will often require different compliance with sighting of certificates of cover and currency for student involvement.

NEAT membership runs from April 1st each year. Membership fees are kept low at $120.00 per year. Insurance is extra but changes depending yearly upon the levels of cover and the number of associations that wish to access public liability or newer products for covering their cyber transactions.


  • Public liability insurance at a reduced rate and access to additional cover.

  • NEAT news online and APTA briefings.

  • NEAT’s strong network for advocacy of the professional teaching association concerns.

  • Access to professional learning and information sessions that are cross-sectoral.

  • Access to the latest education projects and project briefings from government.

  • Direct input into education policy, especially in relation to teaching matters.

  • Active participation in public debate on association matters.

  • Regular opportunities for no-cost meetings to exchange ideas and interests.

  • Invitations to advertise events on the NEAT and APTA calendars.



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