Membership

$110 per annum (incl. GST)

Your membership is due on the 28th February and payable by 31 March annually.

The Association shall grant membership to any person/s currently situated at a government school, including a person in a relief position, who fills a management position with a component of business, finance or human resource.
(see Rule 3.1.1 – Membership – SASSAOA Constitution) for further information.

Click hereĀ for new membership application
Click here to renew current membership

Why become a member?

  • Access to high quality relevant professional development
  • One free Leaders Day members’ only event per year – usually late term 1 or early term 2
  • Members’ prices for our 3 day residential conference held in first week of the July school holidays (annually)
  • Members’ prices at 1 seminar day held in term 4
  • Members’ only emails
  • Access to members’ only section of website with resources available for download
  • Support and advocacy from SASSAOA at corporate level about system wide issues
  • Opportunities to consult / participate on working parties with corporate departments about system-wide improvements to practices, processes and systems
  • Regular collaboration opportunities with other SSO’s leading and managing business operations
  • Opportunity to attend interstate conferences, network with our interstate peers, understand how other states operate
  • Tax deductible if member pays for the fee themselves

For further information, please contact Julie Heddle, Playford International College, 8255 7566 or email atĀ Julie.Heddle617@schools.sa.edu.au

Please note: Due to Covid-19 the 2020 conference has been postponed.

Other membership benefits
Access to SASSAOA Talk, a chat-line for members to share information and seek support from fellow members. This is a valuable communication tool and networking link that is well supported and well used. The membership side of our website, requires you to log in, and has more detailed information relevant to our work and environment, and uploads from professional development presentations. Our committee members represent our association at interstate conferences held by business manager peer groups. Reports from these can be found on our website.

Members can also attend interstate conferences. Each year we extend an invitation for members to apply to attend an interstate conference of their choice, partly funded by SASSAOA. These opportunities provide excellent professional development, strengthen our national ties and are great fun!

Last year Camp Australia and Advanced Life sponsored 2 x $500 professional development scholarships which were awarded to our members to use to further their professional learning.

Our management committee provides members with up to date information on new initiatives, policies and procedures by actively participating in Department for Education reference groups and working parties in areas that impact schools. We also meet once per term with the department’s executive group.

These connections are important and are a means of giving relevant, valuable feedback and direction to the department. We are currently working closely with the EMS project team and are regularly consulted by department on issues affecting schools, particularly in relation to ancillary staffing, funding and changes to policies and procedures. We have discontinued our newsletter to all schools and this website features scrolling news and a link to our Facebook page. The management committee will further investigate other social media communications.