There are four membership categories available for subscription: Ordinary, Restricted Ordinary, Aspirant and Retired.

In addition, the WAPPA Board of Management awards Life membership and Honorary membership to individuals who have rendered outstanding work for the industry or made a significant contribution to the association.

Ordinary Membership

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Ordinary Member Application

Open to:

  • Principals and deputy principals of WA public schools with a primary component.
  • Principals and deputy principals in acting positions, for over one semester, in a WA public school with a primary component (full membership for a period of one year).
  • Individuals who have held substantive positions as principals or deputy principals in a WA public school, with a primary component, but currently occupy other administrative roles or hold positions in district office, central office or on secondment.

Membership fee: 0.8% of the top salary increment at the applicant's current level
Payments can be made fortnightly or monthly

Aspirant Membership

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Aspirant Member Application

Open to:

  • Teaching staff working in Western Australian public schools with a primary component who are undertaking a professional learning program* to obtain the necessary skills and experience to become a Principal Class Officer.
    *The Professional learning program may need to be approved by the Board of Management.

Membership fee: 50% of Ordinary membership fee (based on level 3)
Payments can be made fortnightly or monthly

Restricted Ordinary Membership

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Restricted Ordinary Application

Open to:

  • Primary principals, primary deputy principals of junior schools in private schools.
  • Principals and deputy principals of schools working outside of Western Australia.
  • Directors and senior executive of the Department of Education (WA)
  • Principal consultants employed under the Education Act and who are not eligible for Ordinary Membership of the Association.
  • Ordinary members of WAPPA who are on approved leave for a minimum period of 1 year unless otherwise determined by the Board.

Membership fee: Annual fee of $230 (incl GST)

Retired Membership

Open to:

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Retired Member Application

  • Individuals who held an ordinary membership during their career but have now retired.

Membership fee: Annual fee of $77 (incl GST)