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. It brings together teachers in government, Catholic and independent schools, as well as tertiary educators and pre-service teachers.

Are you looking for our website?

Do you want to renew your VATE membership?

Do you want to register for an event?

Can't connect to our event registration page? It might be that your access to port 443 is blocked. This is generally caused by the firewall on your computer, or the port-blocking settings on your router, but it can also be caused by your school or ISP blocking access to the port. Go to and try checking your access to port 443. If your computer fails this test then you won't be able to make a booking on our system.

To unblock the port, try turning off your firewall while making the booking - please remember to turn it back on again afterwards. You may have to log in to your modem or router to unblock the port. If you are at a school you may need to contact your system administrator to have the port opened. It is unlikely that your ISP is blocking this port, as it is used in online financial transactions, but it is worthwhile confirming that your ISP does not block the port.