Purpose and Vision


The Australian College of Educators advances the education profession nationally across all sectors and levels for the individual and collective success of Australia's educators.


In advancing the education profession, ACE aims to:

  • provide a strong national voice for the profession
  • promote professional standards of a high order
  • recognise excellence in professional practice
  • foster the professional learning of educators
  • enhance the status of the profession


In pursuing these goals, ACE strives to:

  • speak with authority on educational issues
  • exercise ethical leadership of the profession
  • enhance the professionalism of educators
  • foster collegiality, cooperation and networking
  • recognise and value highly accomplished teaching
  • acknowledge outstanding contributions to education
  • create unity among all sectors and levels of the profession
  • facilitate continuous professional learning and improvement
  • conduct and promote strategic research and development
  • secure resources to sustain and extend the profession


ACE employs various strategies to achieve its goals and objectives including its demonstrated capacity to:

  • implement professional recognition programs and award schemes
  • conduct conferences, forums, seminars and symposia
  • publish professional learning resources and materials
  • issue national policies, statements and position papers
  • manage projects that address issues of national significance
  • advise governments, systems and sectors on matters pertinent to the profession
  • fulfil a brokerage role within and beyond the profession
  • establish networks and strategic groups to build professional capacity
  • facilitate the operation of the ACE Foundation
  • develop strategic alliances with other sectors and organisations in the advancement of the above goals, objectives and strategies