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.

Due to the State Conference, the VATE Office will be closed from Wednesday 30 November and will reopen Wednesday 7 December. The VATE Bookshop will close from Monday 28 November and will reopen Wednesday 7 December. Please email all Bookshop queries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


2017 VATE VCE Resources

Download order forms for these new and updated VATE publications:


VATE-ACMI Professional Learning: Reading and Comparing Texts


VATE-ACMI Professional Learning
Reading and Comparing Texts

vate / acmi professional learningRansom and Invictus
March 3 2017. Register here

Tracks and Into the Wild
March 27 2017. Register here

You will be taken to ACMI to complete your booking.

For more information about these sessions, please phone ACMI on 8663 2200.


The Best of Both Worlds


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

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2017 New and updated resources will be uploaded to the online store when available.

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VCE Englishes Days 2017

Victoria University, Footscray Park campus

VCE English Language and Literature
Thursday 16 February 2017.
Register here.

VCE English and EAL
Friday 17 February 2017.
Register here.

Meet the Assessors

Tuesday 7 February 2017
Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy

Bookings now open.

VATE State Conference
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Access conference downloads here.
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conference ticket, on 24/11/2016.

Partner organisations


Melbourne International Film Festival 2015 The Little Bookroom Melbourne Writers Festival

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.