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.

VATE Bookshop opening hours

The VATE Bookshop opening hours are Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am-4.30pm.



2016 VATE Membership

2016 VATE Membership now open

Click here to join VATE or renew your 2016 VATE Individual or Institutional membership.


State Conference 2015

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Inside Stories, Inside Contexts and Literature Perspectives.

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What about EAL?

Part of the 2015 VCE Lecture Series.

Join us in the VATE Conference Room on Thursday 10 December, 5:00 - 6:30pm (with refreshments from 4:30).

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Meet the Assessors 2016

Monday 8 February 6-8pm

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2016 VCE Englishes

Thursday 11 February: VCE English Language and Literature Day

Friday 12 February: VCE English and EAL Day

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VCAA/VATE VCE Implementation Briefings

Download Implementation Briefing resources here.

Partner organisations


Melbourne International Film Festival 2015 The Little Bookroom The Saturday Paper
The Monthly

Victoria-State-Government-Education-and-TrainingATOM  Melbourne Writers Festival National Gallery of Victoria

MTC2016 Screen Futures