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AuSAE is a CAE Approved Provider.  The program(s) linked below meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential.  Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies.  For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit CAE Certification. 

    • 16 Sep 2021
    • (AEST)
    • 31 Dec 2022
    • (AEDT)
    • Interactive Online Learning

    Association Essentials course

    We are excited to announce the launch of the new AuSAE Learning Hub and first course 'Association Essentials'.

    The course 'Association Essentials' has been developed by AuSAE in partnership with Pointsbuild Pty Ltd to provide knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Associations in Australia and New Zealand.

    It is intended for those who are new to Associations, and wish to find out about the origins, structure and key functions of Associations in Australia and New Zealand.

    The course will demonstrate the diversity and value of Associations and provide information on the roles of key people and processes that contribute to their effectiveness.

    To begin the course, click 'Start Course'.  


    For more information about the AuSAE Learning Hub, visit

    In association with:

    Pointsbuild specialises in creating innovative web-based learning platforms and professional development services. Their expert team of educators and technologists works with your association or institute to turn create professional development courses for members.    

    Pointsbuild brings innovative thinking and a passion for learning together with great, easy to use software tools built for the needs of professional organisations. They work with your team to create high quality online courses that are relevant and engaging for learners of all types. Deliver your new courses to members from your own branded learning hub using Pointsbuild’s purpose-built elearning platform. This new scalable and flexible learning portal will carry your organisation’s design and can seamlessly integrate with your website. 

    To find out more, visit or call 1300 892 829

    • 03 Nov 2021
    • (AEDT)
    • 05 Dec 2021
    • (AEDT)
    • Online Nomination


    What is Association Influencers 2022?
    The Association Influencers 2022 program highlights and recognises outstanding individuals in the association community across Australia and New Zealand.  AuSAE is honoured to host this space for outstanding association professionals across all levels to have the opportunity to be recognised – the people behind the associations, connecting the tribes.

    Who can be nominated (Eligibility criteria):
    AuSAE is seeking nominations for individuals at all levels of responsibility who have demonstrated influence, exemplary leadership, unrivalled guidance, strength in resilience and service to the sector. The nominee deserves to be acknowledged for their contributions to their organisation, profession or industry.

    This person may be an Association CEO, pivotal manager, rising star and/or someone who:

    • has been part of a high performing team,
    • has led of an innovative project or COVID response initiative,
    • has shown dedication to building partnerships with stakeholders,
    • is an exemplar role model to their peers
    • or all of the above and more…......

    All candidates must reside in Australia or New Zealand. However, the person making the candidate's nominationmay be located anywhere globally. Nominees must be a current employee of a not-for-profit Association to be eligible for inclusion.

    Why should I nominate someone?
    Our tribe is a passionate community, working tirelessly beyond the 9-5 in the service of members. It's time to recognise those in our community making a real and lasting difference, influencing the future of our profession and inspiring those surrounding them.
    These are exemplary people in our community, and it takes just one person to nominate to demonstrate to them and the broader community that they are valued; their work is instrumental and makes a demonstrable impact.

    If you know a person who makes a positive impact and inspires you, nominate them as Association Influencer in 2022. Register your details here and we'll send you the nomination form following your registration.

    Should you have any queries or would like to offer feedback, contact AuSAE via email: or phone AU: +61 1300 764 576 / NZ: +64 4 889 2292

    • 08 Dec 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEDT)
    • AuSAE Webinars - 11am-12pm AEDT | 10am-11am Brisbane

    Panel Discussion on Association Digital Transformation

    There are many aspects to consider when truly embarking on Digital Transformation – your association's strategy, members, culture, data, and technology. Hear first hand from three association executives on how they identified their digital transformation, formed new strategies and led their transformation. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, network and learn from other association executives.

    • Australian Institute of Landscape Architects – Chief Executive Officer, Ben Stockwin

      AILA focused on a total digital transformation underpinned by driving the association's strategy of increasing member value and enabling a change management process.

    • Christian Schools Australia – National Marketing and Events Manager, Tanya Pampuch

      CSA led their transformation to create a sense of community, showcasing the “digital” member value proposition and focusing on the member experience.

    • Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) – General Manager, Peter Griffin

      REINSW embarked on their transformation by using data to understand and gain insights into member behaviour, engagement scoring, utilisation of services, and targeting disengaged members. 

    Michelle Lelempsis, Managing Director of Causeis will facilitate this panel discussion.

    Date: 8 December 2021
    Time: 11am-12pm AEDT | 10am-11am Brisbane

    If you are interested in sharing your association's recent experience and learnings with your industry colleagues, please contact 

    • 08 Dec 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Sky Room Terrace, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre - Grey Street, South Brisbane QLD
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    After another year of only being able to offer virtual events, AuSAE are excited to host an in-person networking function to celebrate 2021 and "reconnect" AuSAE members. 

    This cocktail style event will be hosted on the spectacular Sky Room Terrace at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, where members will enjoy locally sourced food and the opportunity to catch up with association colleagues.


    When: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Where: Sky Room Terrace, 
    Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

    Cost: Free for AuSAE members

    This is a Member-only event!

    Register Here

    We look forward to seeing AuSAE members in person!

    Please note that AuSAE, in conjunction with the venue, will be operating this event in a COVID safe way. We trust that AuSAE members will review and adhere to COVID Safe guidelines

    Proudly sponsored by 

    • 09 Dec 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (AEDT)
    • Mills Oakley, Level 7, 151 Clarence Street, Sydney
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    The Times They Are A-Changin’
    An outline of all the important statutory changes affecting NFPs and charities

    We are currently at maximum capacity. If you would like to be added to our waitlist, please contact AuSAE via

    Amidst all the chaos and confusion of 2021, many NFPs and charities have not been made fully aware of statutory changes which have either already been implemented or are going to be implemented in 2022.

    This seminar will allow you, in one brief session, to become acquainted with all of the statutory developments affecting your NFP or charity. This seminar will include an explanation of:
    • New laws about virtual meetings;
    • Amendments to fundraising legislation in NSW;
    • Upcoming changes to DGR laws;
    • What you need to know about director identification numbers;
    • What the ATO now expects of NFPs;
    • New case law affecting PBIs; and
    • Other relevant changes.

    Time – 8:45am for start time of 9.00am
    Finish presentation at 10:00am followed by coffee etc.

    Join us in person at our upcoming Executive Briefing Sydney: The Times They Are A-Changin' to find out
     all you need to know on this all important subject matter.

    Proudly Sponsored By:

    To ensure the health and safety of our Partners, Staff and Visitors, in compliance with NSW Government regulations we can only host individuals who have been fully vaccinated.

    To attend this event, you will need to provide proof of your vaccination status to Mills Oakley upon entry at the event.

    Meet our Presenter

    Vera Visevic, Partner, Mills Oakley 

    Vera heads up the Sydney Not-For-Profit & Social Enterprise team at Mills Oakley Law Firm. Acting for numerous charities, religious and not-for-profit organisations, Vera has over 25 years’ experience in the legal profession. In her work, Vera is well recognised for her expertise in assisting clients with governance and fundraising issues, restructuring and mergers and regularly advises on constitutions and ACNC/ATO endorsements.

    Vera has written several academic works, including a chapter within ‘Charity Law’ (2012, 2016 and 2018) published by Thompson Reuters.

    Vera further edits the Clubs & Societies title in the Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, and reviewed the Community Care and Service regulatory compliance module for LexisNexis, covering such topics as the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and community housing.

    Vera sits on numerous charity boards, associations and committees including the ACNC Professional User Group and the Community and Consumer Consultative Group, Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW

    For more information, visit

    • 25 Feb 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (NZDT)
    • Online - Zoom calls will be held Fridays from 9:00 - 10:00 am AEST | 11:00 - 12:00 noon NZ

    AuSAE CAE Study Program
    (Friday 25 February - 22 April 2022) 

    This course is for the May 2022 exam

    The Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential is an International marker of a committed association professional who has demonstrated the wide range of knowledge essential to manage an association in today’s challenging environment.

    Have you got what it takes to go to the next level, AuSAE is here to help you!!

    Program Starting Friday 25 February 2022 

    Week 1:  CAE Orientation session and Systems thinking (25 February)

    Week’s 2 - 9:  Covering the eight domains   1 hour each week (Friday)

    4 March  Domain 1             Governance
    11 March D2                                Executive Leadership
    18 March D3                                Organisational Strategy
    25 March D4                                Operations
    1 April D5                                       Business development
    8 April D6                                       Member and Stakeholder Engagement and Management
    14 April  (Thursday) D8                 Marketing and Communications
    22 April D7                                     Advocacy

    Week 10:  Wednesday 27 April Practice exam in exam conditions (100 questions)  2 hours

    Optional: Open forum Friday 29 April ( 1hour 30 mins) 

    CAE Exam between 1 May and 14 May 2022

    AuSAE - 10 week CAE Certification


    AuSAE is a CAE Approved Provider.  The program(s) linked below meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential.  Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies.  

    Please Note: If AuSAE invoices you, the amounts are in NZD. Credit Card payments are based in AUD dollar amount.

The Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE)

Australian Office:
Address: Unit 6, 26 Navigator Place, Hendra QLD 4011 Australia
Free Call: +61 1300 764 576
Phone: +61 7 3268 7955

New Zealand Office:
Address: 159 Otonga Rd, Rotorua 3015 New Zealand
Phone: +64 27 249 8677

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