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.

Christmas tree decorations smallChristmas/holiday closure: The VATE office will be closed from Tuesday 20 December 2016 and will reopen Wednesday 18 January 2017. The VATE Bookshop will be closed from Tuesday 20 December and will reopen Tuesday 24 January 2017 after stocktake.

We wish all VATE members and friends a very happy Christmas and a safe, relaxing and enjoyable summer break!


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.


Literary Knowledge Survey

Are you an English teacher? Are you interested in sharing your views about teaching English? Contribute to important national research by completing a short survey about your experience as an English teacher for the Investigating Literary Knowledge in the Making of English Teachers project. The project aims to produce a new empirical study of the role of literary knowledge in the making of English teachers and will contribute to future planning for teachers. To complete the survey please click here.


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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.
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
The kids are alright

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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.