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.


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


2015 Sample VCE Examination Papers

Please complete this exam order form and return to VATE.

Pre-ordered exams ARE currently being processed and sENT (Monday 31 August).


VATE member text survey - Reading and comparing texts

With the implementation of Units 1 and 2 of the revised English/EAL Study Design in 2016, VATE would like to invite members to complete the following survey to support the new Area of Study, Reading and comparing texts. VATE will compile a list of pairs, and make this list available through the members only section of the website.

Complete the survey here.



VATE State Conference

Thursday 3 & Friday 4 December

2015 Middle Years Conference

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Renew your VATE membership here

Find out about the benefits of being a VATE member.

Members' Lounge

Login is for VATE members only.

Retrieve your password via our membership renewal page.

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 best-selling resources:
Inside Stories, Inside Contexts and Literature Perspectives.

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Student Revision Days
Mildura and Sale
Monday 21 September

Metropolitan area: 10 & 11 October

Book now for student revision lectures on English, EAL, English Language and Literature.

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Focus on VCE: exploring the possibilities

VATE is offering a range of opportunities to support the teaching of the revised VCE English and Literature study designs.

August - November 2015.

VATE Conference Room, 2/134-136 Cambridge Street, Collingwood.

Register here.

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

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