Join or Renew

Join ECAWA or renew your ECAWA membership

Be sure to keep your ECAWA membership up to date so that you and your school are able to take advantage of the many opportunities available to ECAWA members.

Five different types of membership are offered:

  • School / Organisational Membership – $165.00 including GST
  • Individual Membership –  $71.50 a year including GST
  • Individual Country Membership – $66.00 including GST – for members living and working more than 100km from Perth
  • Retired Individual Membership – $22.00 including GST – for former personal members of ECAWA who have retired from active paid employment
  • Student Membership – $22.00 including GST – however this membership is now offered at no cost to full time, unwaged WA tertiary students

Also available by special arrangement:

  • Cross Curricular School Membership (STEM Membership) – for primary schools only, for primary schools applying for organisational / school cross–curricular membership through MAWA, STAWA, ECAWA or other professional teaching organization with which ECAWA has such an arrangement. NOTE: This membership is not available at this time.
  • Introductory Individual Membership – for people who are registering for specific professional learning activities where membership is offered as part of a special package. Note: This membership does not become valid until the person who wishes to accept the membership activates it by purchasing the appropriate membership ticket using a valid 100% discount coupon code supplied by the organiser of the professional learning activity concerned.

School / Organisational Membership – $165.00 including GST

  • Access to regular PD/ PL opportunities at low or NO cost for at least 3 staff members (with more places usually able to be made available)
  • Discounted access to ECAWA State Conference, ACCE Conference and other major PD/ PL events were “member” rates are advertised, for at least 3 staff members (with more discounted places usually able to be made available)
  • Staff of member schools are able to apply for a subsidy to assist them to attend ACCE Conferences (eg ACCE 2016 in Brisbane)
  • Access to grants and subsidies that may be available from time to time
  • Participation in state wide or national projects
  • Access to Australian Educational Computing journal — Online access
  • Access to regular ISTE Study Tours
  • Staff of the member schools may be elected or co-opted to positions on the ECAWA Committee and may be co-opted to assist the Committee
  • One person may be nominated to be the voting representative of the school / organisation at General Meetings of the Association. Other staff are encouraged to attend meetings although they are not able to vote.

Individual / Personal Membership –  $71.50 a year including GST

  • Access to regular PD/ PL opportunities at low or NO cost
  • Discounted access to ECAWA State Conference, ACCE Conference and other major PD/ PL events were “member” rates are advertised
  • Able to apply for a subsidy to assist them to attend ACCE Conferences (eg ACCE 2016 in Brisbane)
  • Access to grants and subsidies that may be available from time to time
  • Participation in state wide or national projects
  • Access to Australian Educational Computing journal — Online access
  • Access to regular ISTE Study Tours
  • May be nominated for awards: ECAWA Educator of the Year / ECAWA Educational Leader of the Year*
  • May be nominated for national recognition: ACS / ACCE Educator of the Year / ACS / ACCE Educational Leader of the Year*
  • May be elected or co-opted to positions on the ECAWA Committee and may be co-opted to assist the Committee
  • Individual members have the right to vote at General Meetings of the Association

Individual / Personal Country Membership – $66.00 including GST – for members living and working more than 100km from Perth

  • As for Individual Membership
  • Access to extra grants and subsidies that may become available to members based in rural and regional areas

Retired Individual / Personal Membership – $22.00 including GST – for former personal / individual members of ECAWA who have retired from active paid employment

  • As for Individual Membership

Student Membership – $22.00 including GST – however this membership is now offered at no cost to full time, unwaged WA tertiary students

  • Access to regular PD/ PL opportunities at low or NO cost
  • Discounted access to ECAWA State Conference, ACCE Conference and other major PD/ PL events were “member” rates are advertised
  • Access to some of the grants and subsidies that may be available from time to time
  • Participation in state wide or national projects
  • Access to Australian Educational Computing journal — Online access
  • Access to regular ISTE Study Tours
  • May be co-opted to assist the ECAWA Committee
  • Student members do not have the right to vote at General Meetings of the Association, however they are encouraged to attend these meetings.

 

Cross Curricular School Membership (STEM Membership) – for primary schools only, for primary schools applying for organisational / school cross–curricular membership through MAWA, STAWA, ECAWA or other professional teaching organization with which ECAWA has such an arrangement. NOTE: This membership is not available at this time.

  • Access to regular PD/ PL opportunities at low or NO cost for at least 3 staff members (with more places usually able to be made available)
  • Discounted access to ECAWA State Conference, ACCE Conference and other major PD/ PL events were “member” rates are advertised, for at least 3 staff members (with more discounted places usually able to be made available)
  • Access to some of the grants and subsidies that may be available from time to time
  • Participation in state wide or national projects
  • Access to Australian Educational Computing journal — Online access
  • Access to regular ISTE Study Tours
  • Staff of the member schools  may be co-opted to assist the ECAWA Committee
  • Cross Curricular School Members do not have the right to vote at General Meetings of the Association, however they are encouraged to attend these meetings.

Introductory Individual Membership – for people who are registering for specific professional learning activities where membership is offered as part of a special package. Note: This membership does not become valid until the person who wishes to accept the membership activates it by purchasing the appropriate membership ticket using a valid 100% discount coupon code supplied by the organiser of the professional learning activity concerned.

  • Access to regular PD/ PL opportunities at low or NO cost
  • Discounted access to ECAWA State Conference, ACCE Conference and other major PD/ PL events were “member” rates are advertised
  • Access to some of the grants and subsidies that may be available from time to time
  • Participation in state wide or national projects
  • Access to Australian Educational Computing journal — Online access
  • Access to regular ISTE Study Tours
  • May be co-opted to assist the ECAWA Committee
  • Those covered by an Introductory Membership do not have the right to vote at General Meetings of the Association, however they are encouraged to attend these meetings.

ECAWA membership subscriptions for both personal and school / organisational memberships normally run for 12 months and  become due at either the end of March or the end of September each year – however you are welcome to join ECAWA at any time, and we will often be able to adjust the length of your membership period to ensure that you get a full year in your subscription.

In practice this means:

Example 1:
If you paid your ECAWA subscription in March 2018 when you registered for an ECAWA PL event, your membership would be considered “financial” through until March 30, 2019, when it would become due for renewal.

Example 2:
If you paid your ECAWA subscription in September 2018 when you registered for the ACCE 2018 in Sydney, your membership would have been considered “financial” through until September 30, 2019, when it would  become due for renewal.

Example 3:
If you joined ECAWA and paid your ECAWA subscription in late July or early August, 2018 for any reason, you would receive any member benefits apart from voting rights as soon as the payment was received by ECAWA, and would become a full, voting member (depending on the type of membership) as soon as the ECAWA Committee approved your application at their next meeting.  As the September 30th renewal date was close soon after you joined ECAWA, you would be assigned a membership expiry date of September 30th, 2019,  meaning that your first subscription would give you up to 14 months membership, rather than the usual 12 months. A possible bonus for a new member!

Example 4:
If you joined ECAWA and paid your ECAWA subscription in early February, 2018 for any reason, you would receive any member benefits apart from voting rights as soon as the payment was received by ECAWA, and would become a full, voting member (depending on the type of membership) as soon as the ECAWA Committee approved your application at their next meeting. As the March 30th renewal date was close, you would be assigned a membership expiry date of March 30th, 2019,  meaning that your first subscription would give you up to 14 months membership, rather than the usual 12 months. Again, a possible bonus for a new member!

If you need more information please contact the Secretary secretary@ecawa.wa.edu.au

Join or Renew button

Look for the “JOIN or RENEW” button at the top of this page and in other places on ECAWeb.

The button will link to the area where ECAWA members may  RENEW their ECAWA membership and non-members may JOIN ECAWA.

Joining ECAWA:
If you are joining ECAWA, rather than renewing an existing membership, select the appropriate membership option, complete the details in the online form, and make the appropriate payment.   Your TAX INVOICE will be automatically emailed to you, and you may come back to ECAWeb, log in to the account you created in this process, and download another copy of your TAX INVOICE later if you wish.

Your membership application will be presented to the ECAWA Committee at their next meeting, for their formal confirmation as is required under the Associations Act, however you may still attend any PL / PD at member rates from the time your payment is received by ECAWA.

Renewing Your Membership:
To work out if your membership subscription is due just consider – Did you make a payment in March 2019? (hint: Search for your ECAWA Tax Invoice in your email). If you did NOT make a membership payment in March 2019 or since then, your membership renewal will be due on September 30th, 2019 and, once renewed, your membership will then remain current for one full year, until September 30th, 2020.

Renewing your ECAWA membership is easy.  Just select the appropriate membership option, complete the details in the online form, and make the appropriate payment.  Your TAX INVOICE will be automatically emailed to you, and you may come back to ECAWeb, log in to the account you created in this process, and download another copy of your TAX INVOICE later if you wish.

Note:
If you have purchased any PL tickets via ECAWeb since June, 2016, you have probably already created an ECAWeb account, and may log in and use the same account to renew your membership.

 

For your information:

ECAWA – Tne Educational Computing Association of Western Australia (Inc.)

PO Box 297, Claremont, WA, 6910.

ECAWA’s ABN is 34 296 784 462.

Please complete the form carefully and ensure that the spelling and punctuation of your name and the name of your school is correct. The information you supply will be used on ECAWA documents, including any certificates of participation or awards that you might receive.

We make every effort to keep the cost of membership as low as we can, and ask that where possible, you assist in this by making your payment online via Credit Card or by  PayPal, as this helps us to keep administration costs to a minimum.

If you have any questions please contact the ECAWA Secretary by email secretary@ecawa.wa.edu.au or by phone on 0411 241 261.

Although we offer a range of payment options, ECAWA prefers to receive payments online at the time of purchase by either (1) Credit Card or by (2) PayPal. 

This reduces the processing costs to the association considerably, and helps us to keep the amounts we need to charge for membership subscriptions, conferences and workshops as low as possible.

Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer / Direct Deposit to the ECAWA bank account is also accepted.

At the time you make a purchase of an ECAWA membership or ECAWA event ticket/s a copy of your Tax Invoice will be emailed to the address you enter as the “Billing email”. The name, address and ABN of the association, as well as a statement that GST is included in amounts, is on each TAX Invoice.

More information about making payments to ECAWA, including links and account information, is available at Payments to ECAWA

In common with many other organisations, including our larger schools, ECAWA does not usually issue manual Paid Tax Invoices (receipts) for payments received. Instead, you will automatically receive a copy of the Tax Invoice sent to the “Billing email” you listed when you make your purchase. When your payment has been received you will receive another notification that your purchase has been completed, sent to the same email address

We aim to keep the process as streamlined as possible so that we can keep costs to members as low as possible by reducing our administration costs.

When you make a payment by Credit Card you will receive an email directly from Stripe confirming that your payment to ECAWA has been made and specifying the amount paid. Please file a copy of this email, along with the completed Tax Invoice, for your tax purposes or to claim reimbursement from your employer.

When you make your payment by PayPal you will receive an email directly from PayPal confirming that your payment to ECAWA has been made and specifying the amount paid. Please file a copy of this email, along with the completed Tax Invoice, for your tax purposes or to claim reimbursement from your employer.

When you make a payment by Electronic Funds Transfer / Direct Deposit you should keep a record of this and again, file it along with the completed Tax Invoice.

If you created an account when you made a purchase of a membership or event ticket via ECAWeb you may use the username and password you created to log in to the account and download copies of your Tax Invoices.

If you find that this does not meet your needs please contact the Secretary secretary@ecawa.wa.edu.au

When you join ECAWA and book tickets for ECAWA Professional Learning or other events you are asked to provide identifying personal information.

Protecting our members’ personal information is critical to maintaining ECAWA’s credibility as a Professional Association.

Personal information collected by ECAWA is used to:

  • Process and record memberships
  • Allocate member discounts to those entitled to them
  • Process and record event ticket purchases
  • Send information, reminders and invitations to members and event attendees, including event information, ECAWA Updates, special announcements, etc
  • Produce and distribute tax invoices, certificates of participation, name tags, sign in sheets, attendance lists for workshops, etc
  • Arrange appropriate catering for events
  • Arrange rooming for events
  • Book accommodation
  • Check eligibility for participation in projects, awards, etc

Restricting access is a key tool in keeping member and attendee information secure. ECAWA gives a volunteer or employee only sufficient access to members’ information to allow them do their job, and reminds volunteers and employees of their obligations whenever they receive such information.

As a rule, communications from ECAWA will come to members via the mailman server address or an association address, rather than from personal email addresses. This avoids members’ email addresses becoming part of an employee’s or volunteer’s personal address book.

Personal information that ECAWA collects may include names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, places of employment, areas of specific interest, including subjects taught, special access and dietary requirements and credit card details.

ECAWA aims to collect only the information that we really need in order to meet our obligations to our members, and our obligations to the state and federal agencies that oversee particular areas, and if at any time you consider that you are being asked for unnecessary details we encourage you to alert us to this.

If you ever believe that your personal information supplied to ECAWA has been mis-used, passed to a third party or otherwise compromised in any way please alert us to this also as soon as possible.

In applying for membership of ECAWA / renewing your ECAWA membership you confirm that you agree to support the Objects of the Association as outlined in the Rules of the Educational Computing Association of Western Australia (Inc) and the work of the Association, and abide by the Rules of the Association.

Also please note that ECAWA membership is made available to schools and similar organisations (colleges, kindergartens, university departments, government departments and the like). Businesses, including hardware, software, service and training providers are invited to contact ECAWA to discuss a sponsorship relationship.

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