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We are committed to raising professional standards across the advertising industry through the provision of world-class training and professional development courses, industry awards, advocacy and support. How to join >

What membership includes

By joining The Communications Council, you and your team gain access to a range of benefits in three key areas:

Develop Careers


Investing in the professional development of staff is critical to attracting and retaining the best agency talent and delivering value to client businesses. We work with our members to understand their professional development needs and plot out structured training options.

  • IPA Training

    Online and residential courses and qualifications developed by the UK Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA), delivered exclusively in Australia through The Comms Council. more

  • AWARD School

    Australia's pre-eminent creative advertising training program for aspiring copywriters and art directors. more

  • AdSchool Courses

    Our highly respected courses offer essential knowledge across many disciplines.They are always taught by industry professionals, who are at the top of their game. more

  • Graduate Program

    The advertising industry's talent recruitment and training program for graduates breaking into account management and strategic planning roles within advertising and PR. more

  • Opportunities to teach

    Members have the unique opportunity to teach students from AdSchool and AWARD school. The lecturers enjoy giving back and also they achieve appropriate recognition.

Demonstrate Value


The Communications Council and its representative member groups provide leadership, guidance and collaboration on key industry issues. Members are encouraged to access a range of research studies, best practice documents and guidance services to ensure regulatory compliance and alignment with best practice.

  • Major Research Studies

    The Communications Council invests in a number of major research studies and initiatives to improve the reputation and professionalism of the industry more

  • Best Practice Guidance

    Members can access a range of best practice guidelines and resources to help them run a better creative business more

  • Salary Benchmarking

    Members are invited to participate in an annual Salary Survey, providing a benchmark for the employment landscape in the advertising and PR industry more

  • Seminars and Events

    The Communications Council and its member committees run an extensive calendar of seminars and events throughout the year. See what’s coming up more

  • Regulatory Guidance & Advice

    Members receive guidance relating to regulatory and legal issues more

  • Codes and Compliance

    TCC offers members regular updates on the latest codes and compliance more

Champion Creativity


Celebrating excellence in commercial creativity and effectiveness is imperative for demonstrating the value delivered by agencies, as well as raising creative standards across the industry. Each year we deliver several major advertising industry award shows, offering significant discounts.

  • AWARD Awards

    Launched in 1979, the AWARD Awards celebrate the most outstanding creative communications work in the Asia Pacific region. more

  • Australian Effie Awards

    Started in 2009, the Australian Effie Awards champion the effectiveness of commercial creativity by celebrating ideas that deliver results. more

  • APG Strategy Awards

    Running bi-annually, the APG Strategy Awards showcase the best of Australia’s planning community, providing entrants a unique opportunity to demonstrate their strategic thinking capabilities and how that contribution has impacted their agency and clients. more

  • APG Planning Idol

    Recognising young talent in the area of strategic planning, APG Planning Idol runs every two years, providing a platform for rising stars to showcase unexpected ideas to a panel of senior leaders. more

  • Bravo! Awards

    A regional celebration of the annual Global Healthcare Awards more

  • Creative Leadership Members Lunches

    We hold an exclusive member leadership lunch with a leading international creative, in the lead up to the AWARD Awards.

  • Partnership with Semi-Permanent

    AWARD has partnered with Semi-Permanent global design and creative thinking platform. We have an AWARD awards are staged there.

  • Effectiveness Case Studies

    Each year, we publish the winning Effies case studies online to reveal the strategies behind the most effective campaigns in order to help build a culture of effectiveness and raise professional standards across the industry. more