Professional Associations

Charles Sturt University holds various institutional learning and teaching memberships. Entitlements include access to professional learning activities for free (or at a reduced cost) and a range of other benefits that will help you in your teaching and your research activity.

Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching (CAULLT)

CAULLT supports research, policy, and practice related to the leadership, management, and development of higher education learning and teaching. Its membership is open to Australasian universities and provides:

  • professional development activities
  • career development opportunities
  • networking and mentoring opportunities
  • online and in-person sharing of relevant learning and teaching issues related to academic development.


Australasian Council on Open, Distance and e-Learning (ACODE)

ACODE supports enhancing policy and practice of technology-enhanced learning and teaching. Its membership is open to Australasian universities and provides:

  • disseminating knowledge and expertise
  • supporting professional development
  • provides networking opportunities
  • investigating, developing, and evaluating new approaches
  • advising and influencing key bodies in higher education
  • promoting best practice.


Advance HE

Advance HE is a member-led, sector-owned charity that works with institutions and higher education across the world to improve higher education for staff, students and society. Its strategic goals to enhance confidence and trust in HE, address systemic inequalities and advance education to meet the evolving needs of students and society, supports the work of  members and the HE sector. Its purpose is to help Higher education to be inclusive, sustainable and high-performing.

Advance HE provides fellowships in higher education across 4 levels of activity. It is also the institution that supports Athena SWAN.  Charles Sturt University achieved a Bronze award in 2019.

Our membership provides access to CONNECT - an online international community that all CS staff can join, as well as access to resources, professional learning and projects focussed on higher education.

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Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE)

The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) is a professional association for anyone engaged in the educational use of technologies in tertiary education. It is a connected community of professionals and academics working in fields associated with enhancing learning and teaching through the pedagogical use of technologies. There are many ways to get involved as can be seen on the website:

There are seven Special Interest Groups (SIGs) including Open Educational Practice, Transforming Assessment, Learning Analytics, Learning Design, Mobile Learning, TELedvisors and Business Education. These SIGS host various events throughout the year. Another activity is the Community Mentoring Program, the Research School, annual conference as well as many others. CSU has an unlimited membership so feel free to sign up to receive a fortnightly Bulletin and attend member events.

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WACE is the only international professional organisation dedicated to developing, expanding, branding and advocating for cooperative and work-integrated education programs within industry and educational institutions.

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Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN)

ACEN is the peak national professional body for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and Workplace Learning (WPL) practitioners across the tertiary education, industry, community, and government sectors. ACEN provides strategic leadership for WIL and WPL research, scholarship, and practice in Australia, for its members and stakeholders.

Charles Sturt is an institutional member of ACEN therefore as a Charles Sturt staff member you can join ACEN free of charge.

Benefits of membership include:

  1. Unparalleled networking opportunities
    • Regular State Chapter events (free)
    • Biennial National WIL Conference (reduced fees)
    • Workshops, webinars and online research conversations
    • Access to private Linkedin group with 1000+ members
    • Academic contacts in 40+ universities
    • ACEN newsletter
  2. Promotion
    • Endorsement of your upcoming WIL/WPL events in the ACEN newsletter
    • Publication of WIL/WPL related vacancies
    • Promotion of WIL/WPL related award winners
  3. Research and Scholarship
    • Biennial research symposium
    • Notification of WIL/WPL related research publication updates
    • ACEN research grant scheme (including Early Career Researchers)
    • Student scholarships
    • Associated with the International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning
  4. Innovation and Education
    • WIL/WPL resource database, including case studies showcasing good practice and innovation
    • Workshops and webinars on innovation, new trends and best WIL/WPL practice
    • Comprehensive professional learning program
    • Global WIL/WPL modules
  5. Scope and Outreach
    • Global WIL connections and benefits with partner institutions (WACE and WILNZ)
    • Discounted access to WACE events
    • 40+ member institutions

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HES Academic Quality Forum

HES Academic Quality Forum allows communities of practice to engage and connect so they can explore and share best practice in a secure online environment.

Be part of achieving sustainable Academic Quality in Australia through the Academic Quality Forum.

Through the HES Academic Quality Forums Community Hub we also support existing higher education groups and associations, providing them with structure, technical support and governance so members can concentrate on the issues that matter while day-to-day operations are taken care of.

Join an online collaborative community that operates for the benefit of the higher education sector by REGISTERING free of charge using Charles Sturt’s institutional membership.

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More information

Professional learning opportunities offered by these organisations are listed as part of our workshops and recordings.

For more information about the membership benefits,  contact: