Events & Seminars Calendar
We're a network of 25,000 professionals, working together for a better deal for all our members.
We support you at work, so you can focus on advancing your career, putting your training into practice, and work together with you for a future in which you are valued for the critical role you play.
We assist you by offering expert advice on your pay, your conditions and your rights at work. As a registered employee association we offer legal support on your rights when you need it. Many of our members tell us that we are like insurance for their professional career.
We also give you access to industry intelligence, and empower you with tools that advance your career.
And we're your collective voice, which offers strength in numbers, and helps you influence government and industry to keep your profession strong.
They can tell you what the legally enforceable minimum wages and conditions of your role are, and provide legal advice or represent you on more serious issues such as unfair treatment, dismissal, or unexpected redundancy.
Knowing you have expertise to draw on for advice or representation on workplace matters gives you peace of mind.
Your Employment Contract
Whether you're employed on a permanent basis or are a consultant or contractor, knowing exactly what's in your contract empowers you to make decisions with confidence. Our experts can examine your contract and let you know exactly what it covers and what it doesn't and explain the potential implications of any specific clauses.
Your market value
We can help you understand your current value in the labour market.
Knowing this will help when discussing your salary, and is a valuable comparison by which you can measure your career progress. Our market rates are the most up to date, and detailed available, and cover the following professions:
We can also provide advice to members on the current market salary rates for many other professions.
Needs change as you progress through your career. Be you a graduate looking for the right job, an experienced professional wanting to up-skill, or planning your retirement, APESMA can help.
Free to members, we provide tools including our online resume builder, expert and personalised resume reviews, specially-developed career planning guides and on-going career intelligence through various member publications.
Specific information and services include:
Chifley Business School (Management Training)
We understand that many technical professionals ultimately move into management Chifley Business School, APESMA's wholly owned business and management educator, was established to provide our members with management training to help the transition into management roles.
Chifley offers post-graduate courses such as Graduate Diploma in Project Management, Strategic Leadership and Sustainability, and Business Strategy. These units count towards Chifley's MBA (Masters of Business Administration), giving you the immediate benefit of up-skilling or completing your CPD (Continuing Professional Development) requirements plus the option of completing an MBA at a later stage.
APESMA members receive discounted enrolment fees of $265 per unit. Over the duration of a full MBA this is a saving of more than $3,000.
Bayside Group is APESMA's recruitment arm. As one of the industry's most respected recruiters; they can help you find the best employment opportunities and access the hidden job market.
We facilitate online communities around the special interests of our members, including professions, industry issues, and social and community issues. As a network of professionals we provide a platform for members to work together and achieve common goals. New interest groups only await your instigation.
Some of our interest groups include;
With 25,000 members, APESMA has many professionals who are keen to help develop the next generation. We facilitate mentor programs, putting younger members in touch with more experienced professionals, allowing knowledge to be shared.
APESMA's Young Professionals Group Mentoring Program is tailored to meet the needs of those in the early years of their career.
For contractors and consultants we offer a Mentors Online program. Mentors Online matches professionals starting out in self employed business with professionals with an established background.
Events & Seminars
We run regular free seminars for our members in capital cities across Australia. They cover topics ranging from finding a job to negotiation skills, career progression, as well as financial planning, tax and investment, and special interests such as sustainability and climate change.
We keep you up-to-date on workplace and industry news with;
Everyone appreciates the opportunity to make their money go a little bit further. So we've harnessed the collective buying power of our 25,000+ members to negotiate some great deals for you. Your membership gives you access to more than 1600 value offers on goods and services that could save you hundreds of dollars per annum.
Some of the most popular products include discounted:
Your membership includes the Member Advantage and the Ambassador Card programs.
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