Welcome to VATE

The Victorian Association for the Teaching of English is a professional body established to promote the interests of English education and to allow English educators in Victoria to exchange ideas.

VATE brings together teachers in government, Catholic and independent schools, as well as tertiary educators and pre-service teachers.



Registration now open

Lectures are delivered by experienced teachers and cover effective strategies for approaching the exams. Student Revision Day sessions are for students only. Teachers/parents are not permitted to attend.

Saturday 13 October, Monash University Caulfield.
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English Language/Literature 
Sunday 14 October, Monash University Caulfield.
Download details and register online.

Registrations close Tuesday 9 October.
All SRD queries should be directed to the VATE Events and Membership Officer Dag Roenning: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


VATE and ACMI Teacher professional learning

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VCE English Reading and Creating Texts
Monday 3 December, 9.30am-3.30pm

Tracks and Charlie's Country
Reading and Comparing Texts
Wednesday 5 December, 9.30am-3.30pm


2018 VATE Sample VCE Exams - order now

VATE publishes sample exams for VCE Unit 3 English & English Language (PDF only). Download the 2018 Unit 3 sample exam order form here. Now available.

VATE also publishes sample exams for VCE Units 3-4 English, EAL, English Language & Literature. Download the 2018 Units 3-4 sample exam order form here. Available from Wednesday 15 August.

Please direct all VATE exam queries to Josephine: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Have you considered presenting or consulting for VATE?

Complete our Expression of Interest form here.

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Members' Lounge

If you want to register for an event as a member, don't log in here. Go to the Event Registration page instead. You will be prompted to log in as part of the registration process.


Purchase and instantly download VATE's VCE Publications: Inside Texts, Inside Stories, Inside Language and Literature Perspectives.

Buy instant access to downloadable PDFs using your credit card.

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Latest edition of Idiom (Vol 54 No 1 2018) is now available.

Early Career Teacher Panel and Drinks

Attendance is free, but registering is essential

Thursday 13 September

Register here

2018 VATE VCE Resources

Download updated order forms for all VATE publications:

2017-2018 Inside Texts

2018 Literature Perspectives

2018 Inside Stories

Inside Language (Units 1-4)

Partner organisations


The Little Bookroom Melbourne Writers Festival Malthouse Prompt

MTCATOM   National Gallery of Victoria

Victoria State Government: Education and Training
VATE acknowledges the support of the Department of Education and Training through the Strategic Partnerships Program.