APSAA Membership

Working in the student accommodation industry is a unique and rewarding experience. Industry professionals typically specialise in areas such as leadership, business management, residential life, administration, conference management and counselling. Applying these skills to a student housing environment makes for a job that is never dull, and can sometimes throw challenges our way.

The importance of the role and the contribution that student accommodation professionals make to a student’s life and their overall university experience cannot be underestimated. Many students will cite their days at “college”, as the best and most memorable ever!

APSAA is the only student accommodation association in Australia which recognises the broad skill set that student accommodation professionals need and the importance of industry support. Through our regular networking events, professional development opportunities and services and affiliations with other Australian and International professional associations, APSAA can provide members at any level with a valuable range of benefits not available anywhere else in Australia.

If your role is in the student housing profession, then APSAA is for you!

A major benefit of being an APSAA member is the opportunity to come together and meet with other members employed in the student accommodation industry at various conferences, workshops and other forums.

Members attending these events share ideas and discuss the latest industry developments and innovations. Many of our members return to our annual conferences and events each year which has resulted in a valuable culture of camaraderie amongst APSAA members. The networks formed are lasting and there are opportunities to meet major equipment and service suppliers and to broaden your knowledge of the whole accommodation industry.

Members obtain access through both individual network development and list serve facilities to assist them with any problems on which they may want advice. Access and advice on various training facilities is also available to members.

Member Benefits

  • Professional development
  • Valuable networking opportunities with industry peers and suppliers
  • An annual conference which is now internationally recognised
  • A study tour which visits student residences and colleges throughout Australasia
  • Quarterly industry journal
  • Board/committee membership opportunities
  • Personal and professional development through member only presenting opportunities at the annual APSAA Conference
  • Monthly newsletters 
  • Access to job listing opportunities
  • Access to post job listings to APSAA website (Institution and Corporate members only) 
  • An online resource centre including past conference papers
  • Information and exposure to industry specific suppliers
  • Scholarships and awards which provide international travel opportunities and recognition of new professionals to the industry
  • Local/National/International networks
  • Information on upcoming local and international events