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2017 VATE State Conference

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VATE invites you all to register for the 2017 VATE State Conference
Thurs 30 Nov - Fri 1 Dec 2017, at Deakin University Burwood.

Download the updated Conference program here.

To register your place at this year's Conference: click here

Registrations close next Monday 20 November 2017: register now

We look forward to seeing you all at the 2017 VATE State Conference!


VATE/ACMI Professional Learning sessions

Stories We Tell
Friday 10 November

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Rear Window
Monday 20 November and Friday 8 December

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VATE Council

VATE Council recently 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)

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

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

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


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.


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 Stories, Inside Language and Literature Perspectives.

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2017 VATE VCE Resources

Download order forms for these new and updated VATE publications:

2017 Inside Texts

2017 Literature Perspectives

2017 Inside Stories

Inside Language (Units 3 and 4 EL Guides)

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