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Membership benefits

  • VATE members also belong to the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) and benefit from partnerships forged with organisations in the English teaching community.

  • VATE represents members on statewide and national education and curriculum panels and reference groups and seeks input from members to ensure that the voices of English teachers are heard.

  • A full calendar of professional learning activities each year for members.

  • Regular e:communication to keep members up-to-date with what’s happening in the profession.

  • An extensive range of resources available for purchase, both online and in VATE’s bookshop in Collingwood.

  • Access to the Members Lounge, an online library of resources including presentations (podcasts and PowerPoints), and suggested texts.

  • Access to VATE’s online journal Idiom, three annual editions and past copies.

  • Three online editions of AATE’s journal English in Australia per year.

  • Members may join VATE’s online networks, including Solutions, VCE Literature, VCE English Language, Coordinators', and Early Career Teachers.

  • Members are invited to join various VATE committees and working parties: Curriculum and Assessment; Professional Learning and Research; Publications and Communications; State Conference Planning Committee.

  • VATE’s Tailor-Made Professional Development service offers workshops and activities to cater for the specific needs of member schools.

  • VATE Members enjoy special offers and discounts with a range of Partner Organisations including: Melbourne Writers Festival Schools’ Program; The Little Bookroom; Melbourne Theatre Company.

Members' Lounge

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Latest edition of Idiom (Vol 54 No 3 2018) is now available:

'Initial teacher education'

The Little Bookroom

The Little Bookroom offers a 10% discount on all in-store purchases for Individual members.

Institutional members are entitled to a 10% discount on all orders.