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.

Please note, the VATE Office will be closed Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 October and will re-open Wednesday 17 October. Thank-you!


2018 VATE State Conference

VATE is delighted to bring you details about the exciting program of speakers and sessions on offer at this year's VATE State Conference at Deakin University Burwood.

Program Preview

Click here to download and read the conference program.

Register now

Online registrations are now open. Click here to register online for your preferred sessions.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

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Latest edition of Idiom (Vol 54 No 2 2018) is now available.
'The inclusive English classroom'

2019 AATE National Conference

VATE will be hosting next year's National Conference 30 Nov - 3 Dec 2019, Deakin University Burwood

Watch the handover video here.

VATE and ACMI Teacher professional learning

Rear Window
Reading and Creating Texts
Mon 3 Dec 9.30am-3.30pm

Tracks and Charlie's Country
Reading and Comparing Texts
Wed 5 Dec 9.30am-3.30pm

Partner organisations


The Little Bookroom Melbourne Writers Festival Malthouse Prompt

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.