The SA chapter of NAPSA traces its origins back to the first conference for School Liaison Personnel held in 1989 at Warburton Vic In 1990 South Australia hosted its first NAPSA conference at the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy campus.. 2002 saw South Australia host its second conference, and NAPSA’s 7th biennial conference at Glenelg in which over 150 delegates attended, including representation from NAPSA members in Tasmania and New Zealand.
In executive terms our chapter has existed since the late seventies when the universities and College of Advanced Education began offering combined presentations about tertiary study to secondary schools both in metropolitan Adelaide and rural South Australia.
The SA chapter has a central executive of 3, comprising of representatives from Flinders University, University of South Australia and The University of Adelaide.
As a professional group we aim to provide mutual support, a forum for the discussion and negotiation of all major career events and a structure for the discussion of professional matters affecting members. NAPSA members are also encouraged to host joint professional development sessions where possible: including defensive driving, presentation skills and first aid. There is no state membership, due to the small size of the committee and we have found that funding decisions can be made by each institution as items arise.