COACTEA is the Council of ACT Education Associations. COACTEA is a duly constituted and incorporated body of affiliates representing teachers and educators across all sectors.
The formation of COACTEA was supported by National Professional Development (NPDP) funding to explore the potential for its services through 1996 - 97. This included:
the production of the first Directory and Quarterly newsletter,
participation in consultation with the Federal Minister Dr David Kemp on the formation of a new national body for teachers,
meeting with the Chief Executive Fran Hinton and the Dean of the Faculty of Education at UC Professor Kerry Kennedy, and
the organisation of a highly successful Forum in August 1997.
The COACTEA newsletter provided a frequent exchange of information and news related to the work of professional associations. Member associations were encouraged to use the newsletter as a networking tool to publicise information and events which might be of interest to educators in a variety of fields. Current communication to members is usually by email.
On the date of incorporation there were 25 founding member associations of COACTEA and current membership represents teachers and educators from all levels of education, including from government and non-government sectors.
COACTEA is proud of its role in supporting, promoting, representing and linking education associations in the ACT to its national body, the Australian Professional Teachers� Association (APTA).