Membership Benefits

What We Provide To Members

On behalf of all members, we contact and lobby government to ensure we are working towards the best outcomes for our stakeholders, develop networking opportunities amongst members and engagement leaders, develop masterclasses and workshops for learning and development, seek out and share relevant and interesting content in the engagement realm, can offer guidance and award submission support to members through the EA network and provide your staff and students learning resources and platforms for discussion.

Being an Engagement Australia member is a great way to grow your professional skill set, and grants you access to:

Conference 2017

Discounted ticket prices to Engagement Australia events

Engagement Australia brings some of the best global engagement leaders together for the Engagement Australia conference. Run every year, this conference enables great networking and learning opportunities. Members receive discounted ticket rates and are given the opportunity to be guest speakers and presenters at the event.

Capacity Building opportunities

Engagement Australia members are offered free and special access to an array of capacity building opportunities that align with the Elective Classification for Community Engagement.

Capacity building offerings range from 1-hour webinars to 4-hour masterclasses that cover a variety of topics relating to community engaged practice and research. Examples include:

  • Engagement with Indigenous Communities
  • Community engaged evaluation
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Co-designing

Member institutions receive free access to all webinars for academics, professional staff, students and their community partners. Each member institution also receives 2 free admission tickets for every comprehensive masterclass. Additional tickets can also be purchased at a discounted rate.

Carnegie community of Practice

Community of Practice

Carnegie Community Engagement Networking is an Engagement Australia offering that brings together community engaged practitioners and researchers to share their knowledge and experience. Member institutions are invited to showcase good practice community engaged research and practice as aligned to the Carnegie definition of community engagement. This benefit offers our members the opportunity to showcase their work and expertise on a national platform and develop new networks.

Inagrual Carnegie Community Engagement Classification Recipients Announced

The Australian Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement application support and recognition

The Australian Carnegie Elective Community Engagement Classification application offers participating universities the opportunity to conduct an institutional self-study to capture a full picture of the various elements of their commitment to community engagement. Both members and non-members can apply. The application attracts a lower application fee for members with a saving of 75%[1].  Applying members will also be offered access to a scaffolded support process with multiple collaborative sessions that align with the application requirements. All applying institutions receive comprehensive feedback to support their ongoing growth.

Receiving the Australian Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement provides international recognition to institutions and enables them to showcase their good practice in community engagement.

[1] The application fee for non-members is $10 000. For members, the application fee is $2 500.

Access to submit events onto the EA event calendar

Are you a member or partner organisation that would like an event listed on the Engagement Australia calendar? You’re welcome submit your event to our calendar and we can include your website where relevant on our our website, newsletter and social channels.

Resources and Support

Access to a library of resources for individuals and groups working in community engagement, community development, social innovation, service learning, business and industry engagement, on-line engagement, social change, and community-based research.

February newsletter 2018

Transform Journal

The Transform Journal is published bi-annually and collates some of the best work and research put together by engagement professionals spanning the last 12 months. This is a brilliant way for members to keep up to date with the latest industry research.

Quarterly Newsletter and Website Posts

Subscribe to the Engagement Australia quarterly newsletter to receive the latest news with Engagement Australia, industry updates, events, reports and reminders and information about our members and the great work being completed in the field of engagement. To register for our quarterly newsletters or view previous newsletters, please click here.