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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

    • 31 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (AEST)
    • AuSAE Webinars - 10am-11pm AEST

    How to Establish Your Ideal Mentoring Program with Ease

    The business case for mentoring is clear. Professionals are craving mentoring now more than ever before. Industry leading associations are creating powerful cultures of mentoring to attract and retain members.

    Join this webinar to learn how to establish your ideal mentoring program.

    What we'll cover:

    • Why the pandemic has increased the demand for mentoring
    • Why you should be considering mentoring as a core driver of your member engagement strategy
    • The mentoring maturity model
    • How to assess if your association is ready for mentoring
    • A practical and evidence-based framework that will help you to establish a mentoring program
    • Mentee-mentor pairing principles and common mistakes
    • Learn how are others are running effective mentoring programs

    If you are considering setting up a mentoring program or wanting to improve an existing program, this webinar is for you.

    Meet our Presenters

    Holly Brailsford
    CEO and Co-Founder of Brancher

    Holly Brailsford is CEO and Co-founder of Brancher, a science-based mentoring platform that helps associations attract and retain members through the power of mentoring. Holly is a registered Psychologist with several years of experience in corporate HR/OD/management that makes her passionate about customer relationships and moving the dial on business outcomes.

    Rebecca McGuire
    Senior Professional Services Consultant of Brancher

    Rebecca McGuire is a senior professional services consultant and provisionally registered psychologist with demonstrated success in delivering transformational and impactful evidence-based organisational and people solutions. She has several years consulting experience across a number of industries and joined the Brancher team in 2021.

    For more information about Brancher, visit

    • 22 Sep 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM (AEST)
    • Palais Room, Luna Park, 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point

    Association Networking & Lunch

    We invite you to take a couple of hours out of your day to have lunch and connect with others in the industry to discuss high-level topics of fundamental importance, develop new relationships and gain critical information.

    This networking lunch will allow you to network with other CEOs and senior management professionals from charities, associations and other non-profit organisations.

    There are ample opportunities for you to discuss issues, share ideas, exchange experiences and network with your peers during the day.

    The Topic - TBA

    Meet our Speaker
    Speaker information COMING SOON!

    Register and come and meet some amazing people.

    We want to thank our Venue Partner, Luna Park Sydney for hosting our Networking Lunches.

    AuSAE is a CAE Approved Provider.  Participants of this event will earn 1 continuing education credits.

    • 23 Sep 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (NZST)
    • 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

    (Friday 23 September - 25 November 2022) 

    This course is for the December 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 23 September 2022 

    Week 1:  CAE Orientation session and Systems thinking (23 September)

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

    30 September                           Domain 1                     Governance
    7 October                                 D2                                Executive Leadership
    14 October                               D3                                Organizational Strategy
    21 October                               D4                                Operations

    28 October                               D5                                Business development
    4 November                              D6                                Member and Stakeholder Engagement and Management
    11 November                           D7                                 Advocacy
    18 November                            D8                                Marketing and Communications

    Week 10:  Wednesday 23 November Practice exam in exam conditions (100 questions)  2 hours

    Optional: Open forum Friday 25 November ( 1hour 30 mins) 

    CAE Exam between 1 December and 14 December 2022

    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.

    • 01 Dec 2022
    • 9:00 AM (AEDT)
    • 02 Dec 2022
    • 6:00 PM (AEDT)
    • Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne

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

    Register your Expression of Interest to be kept up-to-date with conference information and registration details.

    Click here to REGISTER

    ACE 2022 Venue Sponsor

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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