About African Professionals of Australia
African Professionals of Australia African Professionals of Australia African Professionals of Australia aims to inspire all Australians of African origin who are motivated to excel in a professional capacity, from tertiary study to professional employment and self-employment. It aims to uplift the professional profile of Africans in Australia in the workplace, business, place of study and in the community. It also promotes networks between African professionals and other community-based organisations. The African Professionals of Australia (APA) is one of the largest African organisations in Australia with a current membership of over 500. Founded in 2007, APA now includes members from more than 20 African countries including Ghana, Uganda, Congo, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, Somali, South Africa, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria Mauritania, Gambia, Seychelles, Chad and Sudan. APA?s membership is represented by 15 different professions including Accountants, Medical doctors, Nurses, Human Resource Managers, IT, Engineers, Geologists, Business Development Managers, Lawyers, Teachers, Welfare officers, Community workers and Scientists. The African Professionals of Australia (APA) is a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to empower professionals of African origin to reach their full potential in their respective professions. This includes providing a platform to pursue and achieve continued professional relevance and impact to the Australian community at large. APA is governed by the Australian Corporations Act 2001, owned and managed by its members. As a community body, APA has resolved to strategically employ the power of creativity, teamwork and the diversity of its membership and ethnic background to drive the organisation?s vision and achieve its set out-goals. The organisation is dedicated to the personal and professional success of African-Australian professionals and has in place several programs and initiatives aimed towards maximum utilisation of available resources to achieve its intended objectives. APA offers its members leadership training, professional development, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more.
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