Federation of College Academics

Identity area

Type of entity

Peak council

Authorized form of name

Federation of College Academics

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Federation of Staff Associations of Australian Colleges of Advanced Education
  • Federated Council of Academics

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1968 - c. 1993


The Federation was formed in 1968 of staff associations of Colleges of Advanced Education. From 1979 it was known as the Federation of College Academics and then from 1986 as the Federated Council of Academics. In February 1987 the Union of Australian College Academics was registered as a trade union but it appears that the Federated Council of Academics continued as a separate entity as it published a journal 'in association with the Union of College Academics' until 1993. In 1993 the Union of College Academics amalgamated with other unions to form the National Tertiary Education Industry Union.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Representation of academics

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area


Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Sarah Lethbridge on 23 October 2012.




Australian Trade Union Archives website: www.atua.org.au
Grahame McCulloch, 'In Defence of Australian Academic Unionism', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 17, no. 2, 1992

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