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.

2019 VATE membership

VATE's new website and content management system will be available soon - thanks for your patience.

To assist with transition to the new site, we invite all 2018 members to renew VATE membership for 2019 using the relevant online form/s below. Please note that Life Members and 2018-2019 (Individual 2 years) members will be automatically renewed.

To renew or apply for 2019 VATE Individual membership, please click here.

To renew or apply for 2019 VATE Organisational membership, please click here.

Please call the VATE office (Ph: 9411 8500) with any membership queries or email VATE Membership Officer Julie: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

NB: Please note that confirmation of your 2019 membership application and invoice will be sent once processed.

2019 meet the assessors

Online registrations are now open for next year's MTA; this event requires 2019 VATE membership so please ensure that you have renewed your 2019 VATE membership prior to registering.

English, EAL, English Language, Literature
Tuesday 5 February, 6pm - 8pm (registration and refreshments from 5.15pm)
Victoria University, Footscray Park campus

Download the 2019 MTA flyer.

Register here for the 2019 Meet the Assessors.

NB: Please note that confirmation of your MTA booking and invoices will be sent once processed.


Have you considered presenting or consulting for VATE?

Complete our Expression of Interest form here.

Can't connect to the VATE event registration system?

Check here for possible solutions.

Members' Lounge

If you want to register for an event as a member, don't log in here. Go to the Event Registration page instead. You will be prompted to log in as part of the registration process.


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 3 2018) is now available:

'Initial teacher education'

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.

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.