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 office and bookshop closure

Due to major refurbishment, the VATE Office and Bookshop will be closed from Thursday 23 June throughout the July school holidays. The VATE Office will reopen Tuesday 12 July, and the VATE Bookshop will be back in business from Wednesday 13 July. Please email all book and exam orders, and your resource requests and queries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - book orders will be processed and despatched from Wednesday 13 July 2016.


2016 VATE State Conference: The Kids Are All Right

1-2 December, Deakin University Burwood 

Call for Presenters now open

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2016 Sample VCE Examination Papers

Please complete this exam order form and return to VATE.


2016 VCAA/VATE implementation Briefing resources

English implementation-workshop EAL implementation-workshop Lit-briefing

pdfImplementation Briefing

pdfParticipant Workbook

videoPolycom sessions

pdfImplementation Briefing

pdfParticipant Workbook

videoPolycom sessions

pdfImplementation Briefing

videoAdobe Connect session



 We also have resources from the 2015 VCAA VATE Implementation Briefings available here.


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2016 VATE VCE Resources
Download order forms for these VATE publications:

Inside Language (Units 3 and 4 Guides)

2016 Literature Perspectives

2016 Inside Stories


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Inside Stories, Inside Contexts, Inside Language and Literature Perspectives.

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The ALEA and VATE Multiliteracies Sessions.

For the first time, the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) and Victorian Association for the Teaching of English (VATE) are collaborating with ATOM on a program for the 2016 Screen Futures Summit. For all details about the ALEA and VATE Multiliteracies Sessions, please click here.

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The Best of Both Worlds


Partner organisations


Melbourne International Film Festival 2015 The Little Bookroom Melbourne Writers Festival

Victoria-State-Government-Education-and-TrainingATOM   National Gallery of Victoria

MTC2016 Screen Futures