LEAD PDA is a membership-based association, and offers three types of membership:  Affiliate Membership, Association Membership and Life Membership. For Association Membership and Affiliate Membership, runs annually from 1 July to 30 June. You can join at any time during the year.  Members of LEAD Professional Development Association Inc enjoy many benefits:

Special pricing to all of our workshops, forums, seminars, conferences, training and more!

There is much evidence around on the return on investment when Practitioners and Teachers access professional development and training.

For employees who can access relevant training and professional development are more motivated, have a lower staff turnover rate and achieve a higher rate of outcomes.

For teachers, maintaining accreditation includes mandatory participation in learning activities facilitated by Endorsed Providers. The number of hours of Professional Development required is dependent on the teacher’s career stage (Graduate, Proficient, Highly Accomplished or Lead).

With our member’s pricing starting at just $93.50 for a one-day workshop, becoming a members of LEAD makes good business sense. Most of our events are held in western Sydney, saving you time and travel expenses.

Priority access to our most popular learning opportunities!

While we pride ourselves on bringing you the latest in evidence-based research and practice methods, we know that some of our core topics continue to draw high levels of participation. As a value add for our members, you will have early release access for our most popular topics (such as Accidental Counselling, Trauma Informed Classroom, Trauma Informed Practice, Managing Challenging Behaviour, Case Notes and workshops presented by our international topic experts, such as Vikki Reynolds). Early access minimises the chance that you may miss out on the event of your choice.

Access to specialised resources!

We have produced and continue to produce a wide range of resources to assist you in what you do. Examples include policy templates, guides to support Aboriginal workers, evidence-based practice resource kits, Introduction to the ACE Model, Diversity in Practice Resource Kits and many more.

Access to Member Only Events!

We regularly hold events for Members only. This provides you, not only with the opportunity to hear from a Guest Speaker or participate in a Forum, you also have the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals from your sector.

For more information regarding Life Membership, please email us –  info@leadpda.org.au.

Becoming a member of LEAD PDA is a good business decision. Find out how to join below.

Affiliate Membership is open to any organisation, school or individual who is working with or educating children, families and communities. This Membership allows a member organisation to send their staff to a variety of Professional Development events at ‘SPECIAL MEMBER PRICES’.

We now offer Affiliate Membership application and payment online. All online payments are processed securely via Australia Post’s SecurePay™ payment gateway.


Association Members can have opportunities for active participation and involvement in the organisation. Association Membership applications will be submitted to the Board for approval.

Apply and pay for Association Membership by completing the Association Membership Application Form.

Download Association Membership Application Form

Renew Association Membership by completing the Association Membership Renewal Form.

Download Association Membership Renewal Form