Membership Benefits


Full Membership (B3-A9 level) is open to all Principals, Deputy Principals, Assistant Principals and Senior Leaders in South Australia Department for Education (DfE) schools with secondary enrolments. Membership is also available to educational leaders in the Education Department’s corporate sector who have previously been a Principal, Deputy Principal or Assistant Principal in a school.

Associate Membership (B1-B2 level) is open to all aspiring educational leaders who are not entitled to full membership—that is, teachers and coordinators in Department for Education (DfE) schools with secondary enrolments.

Membership Benefits

Membership enables you to receive or access the following:

  • SASPA Strategic Network Groups
    SASPA holds regular member meetings for Teaching & Learning, Inclusion & Wellbeing, Workforce and Leader Development that only members can attend. These meetings ensure professional interests relating to the current contexts are supported. Read More
  • Member Communications
    SASPATalk chat list, e-bulletins & Board communiques.
  • Professional Learning Events & Programs
    Members have access to special member pricing. This includes the Annual SASPA Conference, leadership programs and forums.
  • Access and Support
    The SASPA Chief Executive provides a confidential member support service.
  • SASPA Business Partners
    SASPA is supported by a number of Business Partners, all of which are committed to providing quality products and services to our members.
  • Voting Rights
    Full SASPA Members have voting rights for the selection of SASPA Board members and other constitutional matters.
  • Membership of Australian Secondary Principals’ Association (ASPA)
    SASPA is affiliated with the Australian Secondary Principals’ Association (ASPA) which is the national professional body that represents the interest of Principals, Deputy Principals and Assistant Principals from government secondary schools.
SASPA has three different types of membership as follows:

Full Membership

$35 per fortnight (tax deductible)

Band A and Band B3 – B6 classed leaders only

All South Australian Government Principals, Deputy Principals, Assistant Principals and Senior Leaders of schools with secondary enrolments are entitled to be full members of SASPA.

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Associate Membership

$12 per fortnight (tax deductible)

Leaders who are not eligible for full membership and hold position level B1or B2 are entitled to an Associate Membership. They do not have voting rights nor the right to hold office.

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Retired Membership

$100 per calendar year (Incl. GST)

Retired members are able to retain a formal connection with SASPA through the Retired Membership category. Retired members will have access to the chat list and ability to attend SASPA events at member prices. Retired members will not be eligible to vote.

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Membership fees can be paid in the following ways
  • Payroll deduction of a Department for Education salary
  • Personally invoiced annually
  • School invoiced annually

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We acknowledge the traditional owners throughout South Australia and we pay respect to the custodians of the lands on which we live and learn. We respect their spiritual relationship with Country and acknowledge that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to those living today and we do so in the spirit of reconciliation.