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 Sample VCE Exams - pre-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. Available from Wednesday 30 May.

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


VATE Council

VATE Council letter to the VCAA re: the 2017 Literature examination (December 2017)

VATE Council surveyed the VATE membership re: the NAPLAN literacy tests. 

Click here to download the media release.

Click here to download the full report.

VATE in the media: 'The intimidating experience greeting untrained English teachers' The Age (September 2017)

VATE in the media: 'Too many 'depressing messages' in VCE books drives push for trigger warnings.' The Age (April 2017)

VATE Council letter to the VCAA CEO and Board re: the VCE Literature sample examination (April 2017)
VATE Council media release re: the Community of Practice: Teaching reading (April 2017)
VATE in the media: Women authors get equal space. ArtsHub 2017 (February 2017)

VATE Council letter to the VCAA CEO and Board re the delayed release of the VCAA English, Literature and EAL examinations (February 2017)


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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.

Meet the Assessors 2018 - Recordings

Did you miss booking in for our Meet the Assessors sessions on Tuesday 6 February 2018?

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VATE Middle Years Conference

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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 EL Guides)

Partner organisations


The Little Bookroom Melbourne Writers Festival

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.