Affiliated Associations and other useful websites
Find out about Associations affiliated with AAEGT in each State and Territory
NTAEGT Northern Territory Association for the Education of the Gifted & Talented – An open association of people who share a common interest in gifted and talented children. This site contains information about the Association and its objectives as well as resource materials to support families and schools related to the education of gifted learners.
QAGTC Queensland Association For Gifted and Talented Children – An open association of people who share a common interest in gifted and talented children. This site contains information about the Association and its objectives, videos for hire, and resource material such as identification of gifted children, and strategies for their parents and teachers.
TAG Tasmanian Association for the Gifted Incorporated– A non-profit parent based organisation which runs on a voluntary basis to support those with an interest in gifted children/students, lobby and educate for better understanding of the needs of gifted children/students, provide resources to aid in the understanding of and catering for gifted students and provide some activities for gifted young people.
VAGTC Victorian Association for Gifted and Talented Children – The Victorian Association for Gifted and Talented Children provides a website that is an exceptional resource of events and information. It links to many other important aspects of education for gifted and talented children.
New South Wales
GFSG Inc. – Gifted Families Support Group Incorporated is a not for profit association designed to support gifted children, their families and educators. Run solely by volunteers, GFSG Inc. focuses on bringing together ‘like-minds’ and those passionate about educating and engaging gifted children. They provide a vast array of supportive events through their core body and sub-branches, highlighting the needs of gifted children within the local and state communities.
Australian Capital Territory
ACTGFSG – ACT Gifted Families Support Group In.
GiftedWA- Gifted WA Dedicated to the balanced development of students of higher cognitive potential.
Other associations affiliated with AAEGT
The AAEGT is formally affiliated with the following bodies:
Mutual Affiliation: giftEDNZ: The Professional Association for Gifted Education in Aotearoa New Zealand. On Friday 30th September, 2016. giftEdNZ and AAEGT mutually agreed to affiliate in the spirit of collaboration around our common goals and vision for gifted education. Through affiliation, the associations’ seek to support and promote each other’s endevours to enhance outcomes for gifted children through advocacy, professional learning, research and consultation.
Other affiliated bodies:
GLD Australia is a national online learning community responding to the needs of gifted children and gifted adults with specific learning disability and other learning challenges, and the needs of those who care for, teach and advocate for them, through the sharing of information, research and personal experiences. Members of GLD Australia include parents, educators and other professionals dedicated to promoting awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by people who identify as gifted with learning disability (GLD) and related issues, thereby assisting them to benefit from specialised identification and intervention/treatment as early as possible. Find out more about GLD Australia
Australian Alliance of Associations in Education (AAAE) is an alliance of national professional teacher associations.The AAAE represents member national professional teacher associations, so that the voice of the teachers and educators they represent are heard by the appropriate statutory authorities and governments for the improvement of Australian educational policy and practice. Find out more about AAAE
World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Inc. (WCGTC) is a worldwide non-profit organization that provides advocacy and support for gifted children. The WCGTC is a diverse organization networking the globe with an active membership of educators, scholars, researchers, parents, and others interested in the development and education of gifted and talented children of all ages. The WCGTC consists of its Members, Executive Committee, Delegates from member countries, and a Headquarters that recently relocated to Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The World Council was founded more than 35 years ago and hosts a biennial World Conference at a major international city during late July or early August in odd-numbered years. The 2017 World Conference will take place in Sydney, Australia.
Other useful websites and educational bodies
- The New Zealand Association for Gifted Children NZAGC
- TalentEd – This site is dedicated to the provision of material about the education of the gifted and talented. (edited by Linley Cornish & Peter Merrotsy)
- Australian Senate Inquiry 2001 – Final Report of the Inquiry into the Education of Gifted and Talented Children 2001, provides a useful national summary of current provisions and problems as well as making positive recommendations.
- Shaun Hately’s Gifted Education in Australia – The result of work collating available public information about the gifted programs offered at a number of Australian schools with these grouped by area.
- ACT Dept of Education and Community Services – Responsible for government school education in the ACT
- Department of Education and the Arts, Queensland – Responsible for government school education in Queensland, with their gifted policy available.
- NSW Dept of Education and Training – Responsible for government school education in NSW, also their gifted education policy
- Northern Territory Dept of Education– Responsible for government school education in the NT, also their gifted education policy
- South Australia Dept of Education– Responsible for government school education in SA, with their gifted policy available.
- Tasmania Dept of Education– Responsible for government school education in Tasmania, with their gifted policy available.
- Victoria Dept of Education – Responsible for government school education in Victoria, also their gifted policy/ “Bright Futures” portal
- Western Australia Dept of Education – Responsible for government school education in WA, specifically Gifted and Talented Programs in WA. There is a wide range of information for families and students to review in considering their application: www.education.wa.edu.au/GiftedAndTalented NB: Applications are only accepted online through the portal. All 18 participating Gifted and Talented Program schools in WA have links from their school websites to the Gifted and Talented Programs websiteNEW: Fremantle College will open in 2018 and applications are now open for children who will enter Year 7 in 2018 for their Gifted and Talented Academic Program.
- Austega’s Gifted Resources – Provides some useful information and viewpoints for parents and educators of gifted children, with a general Australian focus.
- GERRIC – The University of New South Wales’ Gifted Education Research, Resource and Information Centre Studies with a range of programs and services for teachers, parents and gifted students across Australia.
- La Trobe University, Bendigo – Able Learners’ Enrichment Program provides information about the programs run by La Trobe for gifted children, their parents and teachers