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 Closure

The VATE Bookshop will be closed from Wednesday 15 and will reopen next Thursday 23 February 2017. Please email Bookshop orders and queries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

VATE Council

VATE Council letter to the VCAA CEO and Board re the delayed release of the VCAA English, Literature and EAL examinations


2017 VATE VCE Resources

Download order forms for these new and updated VATE publications:

All orders for 2017 new and updated resources will be processed as soon as resources are available. 2017 publications will also be uploaded to VATE's online store to purchase as instant downloads.


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.


Call for early career English teachers

Are you an early career English teacher? Are you interested in sharing your views about teaching English? The Investigating Literary Knowledge in the Making of English Teachers project is seeking English teachers in their first four years of teaching to take part in interviews.

The project is concerned with the place of literary knowledge in the making of English teachers – where literary knowledge comes from and how it changes or plays out in different institutional contexts. The research is funded by the Australian Research Council and is nationwide. If you are interested in being a part of this research, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For further information about the project please visit


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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.

The Best of Both Worlds


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VCE Englishes Days 2017

Victoria University, Footscray Park campus

VCE English Language and Literature
Thursday 16 February 2017.
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VCE English and EAL
Friday 17 February 2017.
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Meet the Assessors

Tuesday 7 February 2017
Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy

If you have registered for online access to the MTA recordings, we expect to have these recordings completed by Friday 24 February.

VATE State Conference
The kids are alright

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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.