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.

Christmas tree decorations smallVATE brings together teachers in government, Catholic and independent schools, as well as tertiary educators and pre-service teachers.

We wish all VATE members a very Happy Christmas and New Year and a safe, relaxing and enjoyable summer holiday.

The VATE Office and Bookshop will be closed from 11.30am Thursday 21 December 2017 and will re-open Wednesday 24 January 2018.





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VATE membership and events officer

Applications are now open for this position. Find the position description and application details here.

Applications should be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 12pm 22 January. 


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)


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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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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)

The Best of Both Worlds


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VATE State Conference
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Access conference downloads here.
Login details were emailed with the conference ticket, and have also been included in the email sent to delegates on 6 December 2017 reminding them to complete the feedback form.

Professional Learning and Research Committee EAL Survey

The Professional Learning and Research Committee are exploring ways in which we can help teachers who have students from non-English speaking backgrounds in their English classes in Years 7 – 12. 

We invite you to complete this short survey.

Suggested Texts Survey

All VATE members are invited to participate in our 2017 Text Survey: click here to start the survey.

We welcome your contribution and suggestions - all the data will be collated and available to members via the VATE website.

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.