What's on

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 preschool teachers.

Union events include our regular NEN meetings and the Young Unionist 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.

New Educator Activist Program

This week-long program runs each term. The program will be held at the AEU Abbotsford office.

Term 4 (Apply by November 16) - Wed-Fri December 3-5

Student teacher conference

The AEU holds two conferences each year for final-year student teachers. Participants learn about critical issues, hear from education experts and participate in relevant workshops. It’s also an excellent networking opportunity. Both conferences will be held at the AEU Abbotsford office.

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Graduate teacher conferences

We run two Graduate Teacher Conferences each year — one for primary and one for secondary members. They are fantastic professional development opportunities that allow participants to learn about crucial issues, hear from educational experts and participate in targeted and timely workshops. Both conferences will run from 8.30am to 4.00pm at the AEU Abbotsford office. Click on a conference to find out more and book online.

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Meet the Principals

These events are held across the state and provide an opportunity for final-year student members to meet current primary and secondary school principals. Find out what principals are looking for in small discussion groups in a relaxed atmosphere and gain an insight into the application and interview process. All events run from 4.30pm–6.00pm.These are members' only meetings for student teachers, but students can join on the night — and remember student membership is free

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Applying for jobs

These twilight workshops for students and graduate teachers cover selection criteria and Recruitment Online. Sessions are held across the state and run from 4.30pm–6.00pm. 

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New Educators Network meetings

NEN is the AEU’s association for members in the first four years of their careers. It’s an opportunity to network and become involved in AEU campaigns. Meetings are held twice a term and all New educators are welcome to attend. Details of meetings can be found at www.aeuvic.asn.au/nen. For further information, email Adam Surmacz or call him on (03) 9417 2822. All graduate and student members welcome.

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.

Don't forget: All events and training courses are for AEU members only. Click here to check out all the reasons to join. Joining the union is EASY and for students it's FREE.


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