Founded in 1951, the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) is a federation of Science Teachers Associations from all Australian states and territories, collectively representing several thousand members. ASTA is the national voice of science teachers representing their interests at the highest levels, promoting the profession and enriching science teaching.
Noteworthy national activities include:
ASTA publishes the internationally renowned, peer reviewed journal, Teaching Science, with a readership of several thousand both in Australia and overseas.
ASTA enjoys strong partnerships with government and industry which helps ASTA lead the way forward in promoting science education and the profession of science teaching.
ASTA is governed by a Federal Board made up of members from each of the eight member associations, plus three other members who form the Executive Group. Day to day operations is run out of a National Secretariat which is led by a CEO and supported by an experienced and dedicated staff.
To be the respected and influential voice of science educators in Australia
To harness the collective strength of our members in advocating for science educators nationally whilst empowering them through professional development and innovative resources
Respect : We respect each other, the community we are part of and those we engage with.
Accountable : We are accountable for our actions.
Resilient : We remain strong and united.
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The Australian Science Teachers Association acknowledges the First Nations peoples of Australia as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and future and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.