The AEU runs a busy program of events across Victoria for graduate and student teachers, including three conferences, regular PD in the Pub sessions, workshops on applying for jobs, our Meet the Principals events and dedicated PD for pre-service teachers.
Union events include our regular NEN meetings and the Young Member Activist Program. Scroll down for dates and details of each program. For more information or to book online, click on the chosen event. Any other queries, email Adam Surmacz.
The AEU also offers a program of online webinars and member forums throughout the year. Click here to watch recordings of past AEU webinars, covering subjects from consultation to advice for new reps.
New Educator Activist Program
This three day professional develoment program runs each term. The program will be held at the AEU Abbotsford office.
Online PD - Applying for jobs and interview skills
The AEU wants to help you gain employment in Victorian Government schools. Find out what selection panels look for and how you can stand out from the crowd. Attend online from your computer from 4.00pm - 5.00pm. Click on the date below to register. Please book for each session if you would like to participate in both webinars. Please click here to download a flyer (PDF, 161KB).
Part 1: Applying for jobs webinar - Key Selection Criteria
The session will provide a range of practical techniques that will help you feel confident and prepared for your next school interview.
Part 2: Applying & interviewing - Interview Success
The session will offer advice and ideas on how to present yourself and your experience when preparing your next written job application.
New Educators Network meetings
Run by New Educators for New Educators. A termly network meeting for pre-service and graduate teachers in their first five years. An opportunity to network while developing your professional and union knowledge. Meetings run 10.00am - 11.30am. For further information, email Adam Surmacz or call him on (03) 9417 2822. All graduate and student members welcome.
- Friday, September 23
You can email to register your attendance to Sarah Jensen.
The Student Teacher Conference is a fantastic professional development opportunity that allows participants to learn about critical issues, hear from education experts and participate in targeted and timely workshops. The conference is also an excellent opportunity to meet and network with peers from other universities. The conference will be held at the AEU building, Abbotsford and will be held from 8.30am - 3.30pm. For full details about the next conference please click the links below.
Meet the Principals
This is a wonderful chance to meet a panel of primary and secondary principals and hear what they look for in a graduate teacher. All participants will have time to ask questions on critical topics like job applications and interviews. These popular sessions are also a great opportunity to network with colleagues moving towards their education careers and hear from principals with extensive leadership experience.
All sessions will run from 4.00pm – 6.00pm. These are members' only meetings for AEU student members, graduate members and graduate CRT members, however students can join on the night — and remember student membership is free. Please click here to download a flyer and on a date below to register.
- Abbotsford - Tuesday, August 23 (secondary only): AEU Abbotsford office, 126 Trenerry Crescent, Abbotsford
- Traralgon - Thursday, September 8: Century Inn, 5 Airfield Road (Corner Princes Hwy), Traralgon
- Bendigo - Thursday, September 15: The Hotel Shamrock, Corner of Pall Mall & Williamson Street, Bendigo.
The New Educators Network conference is a full day of professional learning targeted at teachers in their first five years of teaching - the future of the teaching profession. You’ll leave with some practical teaching strategies, a stronger understanding of the challenges that face our profession and plenty of opportunities to play a more active role in shaping our schools.This conference will be held from 10.00am - 4.00pm at the AEU Office, Abbotsford.
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PD in the Pub
Free to AEU members, these sessions offer valuable, practical PD from a top class practitioner in a convivial surrounding — followed by a beer on us. Click here to link to view all details.
AEU Active training for union activists
Our two-day AEU Active courses are held throughout the year.
- Click here for course information and dates.