Joining AHISA

AHISA members enjoy the unique benefits of collegiality, professional learning and influencing education policy and practice. There are a number of different memberships depending on your circumstances. 

General membership

General membership may be offered to the Head of a school which is a non-government school, is not run for profit and where the Head has the autonomy to determine staffing, curriculum offerings and administration of the school. The process for becoming a General member of AHISA is detailed further down.
  General membership criteria

Overseas membership

Overseas membership may be offered to Heads of schools in other countries, who would largely qualify for general membership if their school were in Australia.
  Overseas membership criteria

Honorary membership

Honorary members are former members considered by the Board to have made an outstanding contribution to AHISA.
  Honorary membership criteria

Aspirant membership

Aspirant members hold senior leadership positions within AHISA schools and have been recommended by the Head as having the potential and aspiration to become leaders of schools.
  Aspirant membership criteria

Provisional membership

Provisional membership may be offered to Heads of Schools who may be close to qualifying for general membership, but may lack one or some requirements.
  Provisional membership criteria

Becoming a General Member of AHISA 


The process of applying for General membership of AHISA:


  1. Initial contact with the State Branch Chair. The State Chair will discuss membership criteria, obligations, benefits and the process. The offer to submit an application is generated at this point.
  2. The applicant fills out an online application. Once submitted it is forwarded to the applicant’s School Board Chair for endorsement.
  3. Once the School Board Chair has endorsed the application it moves to the State Branch Chair for formal endorsement.
  4. Once the Branch Chair has endorsed the application it is forwarded to members of AHISA’s National Board. The Board then votes on admitting the new member.
  5. With National Board endorsement the AHISA National Office processes the application and membership becomes active.
  6. New members are contacted by the National Office to advise them that their membership has been activated. An Information Pack is sent out as well as login details for the AHISA website.


Further Information for Prospective Members can be found here

To Contact  a State Branch Chair please use the information below.


Mr Peter Fowler (Chair)
Rouse Hill Anglican College
PO Box 3296, Rouse Hill NSW 2115
Ph: 02 8824 5844


Rev. Christopher Ivey (Chair)
St Andrew’s Anglican College
40 Peregian Springs Drive, Peregian Springs QLD 4573
Ph: 07 5471 5501


Mrs Kath McGuigan (Chair)
Mary MacKillop College
PO Box 4034, Norwood South SA 5067
Ph: 08 8333 6300


Mr Tony Freeman (Chair)
Fahan School
Fisher Avenue, Lower Sandy Bay TAS 7005
Ph: 03 6225 1064


Dr Paul Hicks (Chair)
Camberwell Grammar School
55 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury VIC 3126
Ph: 03 9835 1711


Dr Alec O'Connell (Chair)
Scotch College
76 Shenton Road, Swanbourne WA 6929
Ph: 08 9383 6806

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