IPAA SA has an agreement with the Senior Management Council (SMC) of the Government of South Australia. This agreement means that approximately 80,000 State Government employees are members of IPAA SA. Our events, forums and training programs are designed in consultation with members of the SMC or its nominees.
If you are a Government Employee of one of the above agencies you can benefit from the partnership arrangement that the Institute of Public Administration (IPAA) 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.
Courts Administration Authority
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
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We plan and deliver a range of events designed to inform and benefit the best practice of public administration across government. We invite organisations and businesses engaging with the inerests of public sector to join us in opportunities to sponsor existing, or plan new events and forums.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Personal Membership recognition awards include
Non-Personal Membership Types include
Application for Personal Membership
Personal Membership is open to any individual who is:
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.