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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

    • 01 Dec 2022
    • 9:00 AM (AEDT)
    • 02 Dec 2022
    • 5:00 PM (AEDT)
    • Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne

    Join us at ACE 2022 Conference & Exhibition for a fresh, innovative and engaging program which aims to encourage discussion and debate and facilitate in-depth conversations with experts and peers.

    This year's event brings together industry experts and solution providers to embark on 2 days to:

    • Adapt your organisation to the new reality
    • Unlock new insights and discover new strategies for your association
    • Create valuable connections and collaborate with peers
    • Uncover new business opportunities and strengthen your relationships
    • Emerge stronger with new tools and thrive in the future.

    ACE 2022 Venue Sponsor

    • 08 Dec 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEDT)
    • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEDT

    Getting a Seat at Government’s Table Post-Covid

    Advocacy is a flagship service of many associations, but it can be daunting, particularly in our post-covid world. Sometimes, it can seem that getting a seat at the table and advocacy success is reserved for well-resourced industries and companies.

    An experienced practitioner of association policy and advocacy will discuss how best to get a seat at government’s table and convert this into advocacy success, including:

    • The importance of timing in the political process
    • The necessity of evidence-based research
    • Understanding your end goal(s) and how best to get there
    • How relationships with government work best for you and your association
    • Working with your Board on advocacy goals
    • Working together
    • Membership engagement
    • Is advocacy expensive?

    All this and your questions will be discussed on the day.

    Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

     AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit   

    Meet our Presenter

    Elaine Abery 
    Director at Unravelling Red Tape

    Elaine Abery is the Principal of Unravelling Red Tape. Elaine has worked in and with the Associations sector since 2011. She worked for the Property Council of Australia, then was General Manager, Strategic Policy at Private Healthcare Australia before setting up Unravelling Red Tape to help a broader base of clients with government relations, policy and advocacy. Before that, she worked in law design at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), conducting regular consultations with the associations sector.

    Elaine’s favourite achievement while working for the ATO was having a formal complaint made against her for impersonating a government employee, as “no government employee is that happy”.

    Elaine is passionate about working with associations and government to inform and improve government decision-making and create win-win-win solutions… a win for the industry/profession, a win for government and a win for the Australian community.

    Proudly Presented By:

    • 17 Feb 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (NZDT)
    • Online - Video calls will be held Fridays from 9:00 - 10:00 am AEST | 11:00 - 12:00 noon NZ

    Your Pathway to CAE: 10 W Study Program

    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 24 February 2023 

    Applications closed with ASAE 17 February for the exam 

    Week 1:  CAE Orientation session and Systems thinking (24 February)

    Week’s 2 - 9:  Covering the eight domains   1 hour each week (Friday) Some timings may change due to daylight saving times

    3 March            Domain 1                     Governance
    10 March          D2                               Executive Leadership
    17 March          D3                               Organizational Strategy
    24 March          D4                               Operations

    31 March          D5                               Business development
    5 April              D6                               Member Stakeholder Engagement Management
    14 April            D7                               Advocacy
    21 April            D8                               Marketing and Communications

    Week 10:  Wednesday 26 April Practice exam in exam conditions (100 questions)  2 hours

    Optional: Open forum Friday 28 April ( 1 hour 30 mins) 

    CAE Exam between 1 May and 14 May 2023

    (Friday 24 February - 28 April 2023) 

    This course is for the May 2023 exam

    AuSAE - 10 week CAE Certification


    AuSAE is a CAE Approved Provider

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

    • 21 Feb 2023
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (AEDT)
    • Zoom Meeting - 4pm-5pm AEDT | 3pm-4pm Brisbane

    The aim of AuSAE's CEO Discussion Circle is to provide a collegiate space for our Association CEO's to meet, share and find support during these new and uncertain times. 

    Our CEO Discussion Circle meetings will take place on the third Tuesday of every month, from 4pm-5pm AEDT (Sydney/Melbourne/Canberra) 3pm-4pm (Brisbane)

    We hope you can join us, once you have registered for this online event, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting. 

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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