About Training

You can register for courses online through our professional development portal. On each course page you will be able to register for a range of available training dates. If you encounter an issue when registering please contact us immediately on 08 8212 7555.

Not at all, whilst our courses are targeted to the unique needs of the public sector anyone is welcome to attend.

Our training courses and extended series are exempt from GST (excluding the AICD Company Director’s Course).

If you or your department hold a training voucher please let us know in the invoicing and comments section of the course registration form, that you would like to use your voucher. You will see the voucher amount reflected in the final invoice you receive.

Yes, we certainly can. If you would like to run any of our courses in your own agency we can work with you to develop a course to suit your agencies needs. For more information on in-agency please contact us.

You training voucher can be used at any time for the full 12 months of your membership unless otherwise stated.

Terms & Conditions

Full Payment is required within fourteen (14) days of registration. Full payment must be received prior to attending a course. If registration has been made within fourteen (14) days of the date of the course an email is required stating approval from the authorised officer, and when payment is to be received. IPAA reserves the right to refuse entry to the training session if full payment or authorisation has not been received.

All cancellation requests must be submitted via e-mail to registrations@sa.ipaa.org.au.

Registrations may be cancelled up to five (5) working days prior to the commencement of the program and cancellations will incur a processing fee of 20%.

Cancellations received within five (5) working days prior to the commencement of the program will not be refunded.

Registrations received within five (5) working days prior to the commencement of the program are non-refundable.

Non-attendance will result in a non-refundable charge of the full program fee.

Should the original delegate be unable to attend, a substitute may be nominated in writing prior to the commencement of the program.

While IPAA SA endeavours to deliver all programs on their advertised dates, it reserves the right to postpone or cancel them. In such circumstances, all registered participants will be given the option either to receive a refund or to transfer to the program’s next available date.

Any participant who requests to transfer to a later program can do so free of charge once only, provided written notification is sent to registrations@sa.ipaa.org.au no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the start of the program. If the participant is again unable to attend after having already been transferred once and no substitute is nominated, the booking will be cancelled and any fees paid will not be refunded. To register for the same program again, the participant will have to cover the full cost.

GST is exempt on some courses within the program.

IPAA SA reserves the right to amend its cancellation policy at any time and will update all documentation and processes accordingly.

You will need to submit your cancellation requests via e-mail to registrations@sa.ipaa.org.au.

Registrations may be cancelled up to five (5) working days prior to the commencement of the program and cancellations will incur a processing fee of 20%.

Cancellations received within five (5) working days prior to the commencement of the program will not be refunded.

Non-attendance will result in a non-refundable charge of the full program fee.

Should the original delegate be unable to attend, a substitute may be nominated in writing prior to the commencement of the program.

If the course you would like is booked out you can either wait for the next available course date or send an email to registrations@sa.ipaa.org.au with your contact information, name of the course you are interested in, and date preference so that we can inform you if a place opens up.

If you are an employee of one of the below agencies you are a State Government Member and can benefit from the partnership arrangement that IPAA SA has with the Senior Management Council (SMC) of the State Government which entitles you to free entry to most IPAA events and preferential rates on all courses within our Professional Development Program.

  • Attorney-General’s Department
  • Auditor-General’s Department
  • Courts Administration Authority
  • Defence SA
  • Department for Child Protection
  • Department for Correctional Services
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Energy and Mining
  • Department for Environment and Water
  • Department for Health and Wellbeing
  • Department for Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
  • Department of Primary Industries and Regions
  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Treasury and Finance
  • Environment Protection Authority South Australia
  • Parliament of South Australia
  • South Australia Police
  • South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission

If you would like to transfer to another date due to illness you will need to provide a copy of your Medical Certificate to us. If you are unable to provide this we can still transfer you, however, this will incur a transfer fee.

Yes absolutely, you can send someone to take your place in a course if you cannot make it on the day at no extra charge. We ask that you provide the details (including an email address) of the attendee that you are sending prior to the course commencing so that we can ensure they receive any pre-course correspondence and a certificate of attendance on the day.

On a course by course basis, we may be able to hold a place for you if you are unable to register at the time. Please get in contact with us to discuss this.

About In-agency Training

Yes, we certainly can. If you would like to run any of our courses in your own agency we can work with you to develop a course to suit your agencies needs. For more information on in-agency please contact us.

Usually, we can quickly modify a course to suit your circumstances, culture and standards. Frequently there is no charge for this, as we have done this many times and we have the materials available. If you want something special for your in-agency training, like a particular case study built into the course, then there will be a small charge.

About Events

To register yourself for an event visit the upcoming events page and click on the event you are interested in. You will find a ‘Register Here’ link which will take you to the registration form.  If you encounter any issues when registering please be in contact with us on 08 8212 7555.

You can register another person by visting the homepage of the event they will be attending. You will find a ‘Register Here’ link which will take you to the registration form. On this form please include the attendees details, if you need to provide alternate contact persons or invoice details please let us know in the invoicing instructions section.

To register multiple people or groups for events you may be able to use the ‘Group Bookings’ or ‘ Book a Table’ links on an event page if these booking formats are being offered for that event. If these do not appear on the event you are interested in, you can either choose to fill in a registration form for each attendee or you can contact us and we will help you register your group.

We try and make our events as accessible as possible to our members. Due to the partnerships, we have with the South Australian Government, PwC and Flinders University we can offer the majority of our events free of charge. However, there are times that we do not have sufficient sponsorship or partnership support. In these cases, we will only charge to cover our direct costs. IPAA SA is not for profit and all revenue we receive goes straight back to our members.

Not at all, whilst our events are generally targeted to the unique needs of the public sector anyone is welcome to attend.

All cancellation requests must be submitted via e-mail to registrations@sa.ipaa.org.au. Registrations received within five (5) working days prior to the commencement of the forum are non-refundable. Payments cannot be transferred to alternative events.

Cancellation in writing may be cancelled up to five (5) working days prior to the commencement of the event (not including the event date) and cancellations will incur a processing fee of 20%.

Cancellations received within five (5) working days prior to the commencement of the event will not be refunded.

Non-attendance will result in a non-refundable charge of the full event fee due to high demand and pre-committed costs.

Should the original delegate be unable to attend, a substitute may be nominated in writing prior to the commencement of the forum.

If you are an employee of one of the below agencies you are a State Government Member and can benefit from the partnership arrangement that IPAA SA has with the Senior Management Council (SMC) of the State Government which entitles you to free entry to most IPAA events and preferential rates on all courses within our Professional Development Program.

  • Attorney-General’s Department
  • Auditor-General’s Department
  • Courts Administration Authority
  • Defence SA
  • Department for Child Protection
  • Department for Correctional Services
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Energy and Mining
  • Department for Environment and Water
  • Department for Health and Wellbeing
  • Department for Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
  • Department of Primary Industries and Regions
  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Treasury and Finance
  • Environment Protection Authority South Australia
  • Parliament of South Australia
  • South Australia Police
  • South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission

About Membership Levels

IPAA SA has a partnership agreement with the Senior Management Council (SMC) of the Government of South Australia which entitles all employees of SMC agencies a level of membership with IPAA SA and are, therefore, eligible to receive the benefits under the agreement. This membership category is referred to as State Government Membership. This agreement means that almost 80,000 State Government public sector employees hold a level of membership of IPAA SA. IPAA SA’s events, forums, workshops, overarching themes and training programs are designed with members of the SMC and or nominees.

The agreement stipulates that in collaboration with SMC and the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) IPAA SA will develop an annual Professional Development (PD) and Event programs that align to the public sector addressing critical priorities of the State Government. This means that SMC has direct input into the content and structure of IPAA’s annual Events and PD programs to ensure alignment with critical priorities of the Senior Management Council.

Corporate Membership is taken up by government departments, agencies and statutory bodies at local, state and Commonwealth level, as well as organisations that work with government. Corporate benefits are provided to all staff within the joining organisation.

Corporate Member benefits include:

  • Cost reduction on IPAA SA Events
  • Cost reduction on all training courses listed within the annual Professional Development Schedule
  • Cost reduction on tailored in-house training programs
  • Reduced room hire rate or office space in CBD location
  • Annual subscription to IPAA’s quarterly journal – Australian Journal of Public Administration
  • Marketing opportunities via electronic communication portals
  • Networking opportunities with key public sector Executives
  • Sponsorship opportunities of IPAA SA activities
  • An IPAA SA Corporate Member certificate and logo for use on  collateral demonstrating  commitment to working with the public sector

If you are an employee of one of the below agencies you are a State Government Member and can benefit from the partnership arrangement that IPAA SA has with the Senior Management Council (SMC) of the State Government which entitles you to free entry to most IPAA events and preferential rates on all courses within our Professional Development Program.

  • Attorney-General’s Department
  • Auditor-General’s Department
  • Courts Administration Authority
  • Defence SA
  • Department for Child Protection
  • Department for Correctional Services
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Energy and Mining
  • Department for Environment and Water
  • Department for Health and Wellbeing
  • Department for Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
  • Department of Primary Industries and Regions
  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Treasury and Finance
  • Environment Protection Authority South Australia
  • Parliament of South Australia
  • South Australia Police
  • South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission

You are a Corporate Member of IPAA SA if your organisation is listed here.

Personal Members of IPAA SA hold individual membership with IPAA SA and are bound by the Institute’s Constitution.

Personal Members of the Institute are champions, ambassadors and leaders in the public sector at all levels. Membership demonstrates a commitment to a career in the public sector and demonstrates a commitment to your professional association.

Personal Membership offers exclusive development and networking opportunities not available to other membership categories.

Personal Membership is not linked to an organisation and therefore remains from job to job and even state to state, as Personal Membership is transferrable between interstate IPAA divisions.

IPAA SA has seven different Personal Membership options offering specific and unique benefits based on professional status and career goals.

  • Graduate & Student
  • Young IPAA (YIPAA)
  • Emerging Leader
  • Manager / Next-Exec
  • Executive
  • Professional
  • Affiliate

Personal Membership recognition awards include

  • Life Member
  • Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australian (FIPAA)

Non-Personal Membership Types include

  • Individuals under only Corporate Membership
  • Individuals under only Stave Government Membership

Application for Personal Membership

Personal Membership is open to any individual who is:

  • Older than 18 years of age at the time application
  • Applies to a specific category of Membership applicable to them
  • Agrees to the terms and conditions of Membership and agrees to be bound by the Constitution of IPAA SA
  • Meets the criteria prescribed by the IPAA SA Divisional Council

The IPAA SA Divisional Council may reject any application for Membership at its discretion.

State Government Members receive free entry to IPAA SA SMC events, preferential rates on training courses and extended programs as scheduled in the annual Professional Development Program, special rates for in-agency programs and event management services. Each SMC agency receives copies of the Australian Journal of Public Administration and has access to The National IPAA Knowledge Centre

About Membership

You training voucher can be used at any time for the full 12 months of your membership unless otherwise stated.

Personal Members of IPAA SA hold individual membership with IPAA SA and are bound by the Institute’s Constitution.

Personal Members of the Institute are champions, ambassadors and leaders in the public sector at all levels. Membership demonstrates a commitment to a career in the public sector and demonstrates a commitment to your professional association.

Personal Membership offers exclusive development and networking opportunities not available to other membership categories.

Personal Membership is not linked to an organisation and therefore remains from job to job and even state to state, as Personal Membership is transferrable between interstate IPAA divisions.

IPAA SA has seven different Personal Membership options offering specific and unique benefits based on professional status and career goals.

  • Graduate & Student
  • Young IPAA (YIPAA)
  • Emerging Leader
  • Manager / Next-Exec
  • Executive
  • Professional
  • Affiliate

Personal Membership recognition awards include

  • Life Member
  • Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australian (FIPAA)

Non-Personal Membership Types include

  • Individuals under only Corporate Membership
  • Individuals under only Stave Government Membership

Application for Personal Membership

Personal Membership is open to any individual who is:

  • Older than 18 years of age at the time application
  • Applies to a specific category of Membership applicable to them
  • Agrees to the terms and conditions of Membership and agrees to be bound by the Constitution of IPAA SA
  • Meets the criteria prescribed by the IPAA SA Divisional Council

The IPAA SA Divisional Council may reject any application for Membership at its discretion.

Yes, you are able to access members rates for training and events from any IPAA. Some IPAA’s will have a varied offering so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like specific information before you visit another division.

Your membership is valid for 12 months after you receive your Welcome Pack (unless you have chosen a 2 year or more membership period).

About IPAA SA and General Questions

We are run solely for the benefit of public sector employees like yourself, and all our funds contribute to our operations and day-to-day business. For you, this means we are able to offer you high-quality services at a lower cost.

Our business hours are between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday. As we operate a small team we may occasionally be away from our desks attending other business matters or running an IPAA event. If we miss your call please don’t hesitate to leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.