Get the competitive edge in your career by building your leadership capability and showing support for your profession

  • Professional Development Program – your professional association runs over 150 short courses every year ranging from Leading and Developing an Effective Team, Confident and Persuasive Presentations to Introduction to Project Management. To help you build your capability our members receive at least a 25% discount on all our courses, find out about new courses first and receive preferential access.
  • Training Voucher – your membership comes with a training voucher at the equivalent value to your membership fee. You can use this instantly towards any course on our Professional Development Program and begin building your skillset right away.
  • Develop leadership skills – access our member-only Introduction to Supervision and Management guide and tips for developing leaders.
  • Membership Certificate for your CV – stand out from the crowd and show your potential employers that you believe in making a difference in an ethical, innovative, dedicated public sector.
  • Brand yourself – show your contacts that you stand for excellence in the public sector by using the members email signature badge, and the Postnominals MIPAA.
  • Members resources – gain essential skills across topics from proofreading and writing to networking.

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Build networks, collaborate across departments and gain tools to perform at your peak

  • IPAA SA Event Program – your professional association holds over 50 events, forums and workshops per year where you can meet with other professionals, share experiences and build your networks. These events are free for members or offered at a heavily reduced member rate. Our members find out about events first and receive preferential access and seating.
  • Member Connecting Events – as a new member we will welcome you into our community and provide you with a chance to meet others who are in the same position and other public sector champions. We’ll provide you with the tools to start building connections through our member-only Networking Guide.
  • AJPA – stay up to date with the latest research with unlimited online access to the Australian Journal of Public Administration.
  • Resources – access distilled relevant, innovative information from key thinking, papers and research that is tailored and relevant to you.


Make a difference and share your opinions on the issues that matter to you

  • Surveys – take part in short surveys and discussions to help inform IPAA SA activities.
  • Current Issues – you can share your experience and views on current topical issues affecting the public sector through various online channels.
  • IPAA Governance – your IPAA membership means that you can vote at your professional association’s AGM and elect Council members, you will also have the opportunity to elect to join IPAA Councils and Subcommittees and have your say about IPAA’s annual agenda of events and training.

Personal Membership of IPAA will:

Get you future ready

We will improve your career as we educate and inform you of what’s to come in the future of the profession and build your skill set to ensure you are ready for it.

Build your capability

We will build your current capability to ensure you perform at the best of your ability and get you ready to face every new challenge throughout your career.

Build your networks

We will build your networks and connect you to like-minded people, people facing the same challenges as you and people who can help you to gain influence and penetrate the vast public sector.

Champion you

We will champion your successes and voice them to the sector.

Support you

We will provide you with tangible support throughout your career.

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).