Grant to attend subject association conferences

Members of PPTA will be able to apply for a grant of up to $700 per year to attend a subject association conference or workshop. We anticipate being able to provide 5000 teachers with this grant per year. It must be applied for after the event, using the form on the PPTA website.

Subject Association Grant application form

Completing the form: To make this process as speedy as possible, you must type your responses into the form, print it out, sign the form and then scan the form and your receipts to send them back to PPTA as a single PDF document. This will hasten the payment process, as our accounts package will be able to gather some of the details directly. Please send the completed form to


The Memorandum of Agreement is posted on the members-only side of the PPTA website and on the ‘Bring out the Best’ Facebook group.

The fund has been costed to factor in any additional administration requirements which would be dealt with in discussion with the co-ordinator and financial services manager on the best way to spend it.

The funding model is for two and half years from 2020 but we will try and get it included so that it does not form part of future collective agreements negotiations.

If we do well administering the fund, it will continue otherwise it would have to be costed out of the settlement.

Subject Association Grants

Each member can apply once a year for up to $700 to attend a subject association conference or PLD course.

The course must be subject specific – it is not for general pedagogy offerings.

The PPTA anticipates being able to pay out money to approximately 4000 members. Those who miss out will have priority in the following year.

The grants cannot be used to cover teacher relief payments.


This fund is not unlimited. PPTA anticipates that the fund will provide support for approximately 4000 members. You are entitled to one grant per year, to attend one subject association PLD event, up to a value of $700 if you are a member of PPTA (and were a member at the time of the course or conference). This grant is to attend subject association conferences and courses or subject specific courses run by TRCC. It does not matter which PPTA collective you are covered by.

The grant covers registration, and, if needed, travel and accommodation. Participants are to book their own travel (including travel insurance protection) and accommodation and if eligible seek reimbursement from PPTA by submitting an application with attached receipts.


Mileage paid is paid at 79 cents per km.

If you choose to drive rather than fly (where flying is an option), please contact PPTA and we will let you know what the reimbursement will be.

Flights – if you are flying, please book and pay for your own flights. Be mindful that the grant is for $700 in total – booking early will be an advantage for you. Receipts must be supplied.


Please book and pay for your own accommodation. Be mindful that the grant is for $700 in total – this is likely to factor where you choose to stay. Receipts must be supplied.


If you are required to travel and need meals outside of those provided at the conference, you may claim for meals to the following value:

Breakfast:     $18

Lunch:          $20

Dinner:         $45

Receipts must be supplied.

The PPTA will only pay grants to members directly. If your school has paid the up-front costs, the arrangements for reimbursing them are between you and the school. PPTA is not able to pay a grant to a school on behalf of a member.

Last modified on Thursday, 20 February 2020 15:14