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-ACMI Professional Learning: Reading and Comparing Texts

Made in Dagenham / I am Malala
Tuesday 16 August

Invictus / Ransom
Friday 19 August

Tracks / Into the Wild
Monday 12 September

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2016 VATE Middle Years Conference

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Register now for MYC 2016. Join us on Monday 22 August in Ballarat, the Golden Heart of Victoria. The day begins with a panel on Dangerous Reading. Choose from a smorgasbord of practical workshops and enjoy networking with your colleagues and sharing your ideas for teaching English in the Middle Years. Download the MYC program. Click here to register online.




2016 VATE State Conference: The Kids Are All Right

1-2 December, Deakin University Burwood 

Call for Presenters

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2016 VCAA/VATE implementation Briefing resources

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

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2016 VATE VCE Resources
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Inside Language (Units 3 and 4 Guides)

2016 Literature Perspectives

2016 Inside Stories

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2016 VATE Sample VCE Examination Papers

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Meet the Assessors 2016

The VATE Meet the Assessors sessions took place on Monday 8 February 2016.

VATE members are able to purchase access to the online presentations here.

Partner organisations


Melbourne International Film Festival 2015 The Little Bookroom Melbourne Writers Festival

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