The nature of the Association is an organised body of practising qualified marine teachers employed by registered teaching authorities in NSW or the ACT. This Association actively supports its members – it seeks and values the input of its membership. The rules of the Association restrict membership to practicing marine teachers and redirects non teachers to other more appropriate bodies such as the Marine Educators Society of Australia (MESA).
The association plays a vital role in curriculum development, the professional development of teachers, mentoring young marine teachers and the production of resources for their students. MTANSW also represents their views to the Board of Studies, the relevant education authorities, statutory bodies and the NSW Government.
Members and their students benefit greatly from the personal contact provided by our network and mentoring strategies.