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.


2018 VATE State Conference - Call for Presenters

Planning for this year's State Conference is well underway and we invite you to read and reflect on the 2018 Conference theme and consider submitting an expression of interest in presenting at this year's VATE Conference.

Save the dates

Thursday 29 – Friday 30 November 2018 at Deakin University Burwood

Conference theme

'What do we do now, now that we are happy?' (Waiting for Godot).

Read the full conference theme here.

Call for presenters

We invite you to share your expertise with your English teaching colleagues by submitting a workshop proposal for this year’s State Conference.

Click here to submit your workshop proposals online by Wednesday 1 August.

2018 VATE State Conference Planning Committee


2018 VATE Sample VCE Exams - order now

VATE publishes sample exams for VCE Unit 3 English & English Language (PDF only). Download the 2018 Unit 3 sample exam order form here. Now available.

VATE also publishes sample exams for VCE Units 3-4 English, EAL, English Language & Literature. Download the 2018 Units 3-4 sample exam order form here. Available from Wednesday 15 August.

Please direct all VATE exam queries to Josephine: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Have you considered presenting or consulting for VATE?

Complete our Expression of Interest form here.

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Members' Lounge

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Purchase and instantly download VATE's VCE Publications: Inside Texts, Inside Stories, Inside Language and Literature Perspectives.

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Latest edition of Idiom (Vol 54 No 1 2018) is now available.

Leadership Conference

Key skills and knowledge to help you make a difference in English education

Monday 6 August

Register here

Early Career Teacher Panel and Drinks

Attendance is free, but registering is essential

Thursday 13 September

Register here

2018 VATE VCE Resources

Download updated order forms for all VATE publications:

2017-2018 Inside Texts

2018 Literature Perspectives

2018 Inside Stories

Inside Language (Units 1-4)

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.