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.
National New Educators Conference - Hobart
You are invited to apply for the AEU NATIONAL New Educators Conference in Hobart. The conference is tailored for early-career teachers in Victoria who want to become more engaged in their union. Join new educators from Australia and the Pacific to engage in topics including: current and predicted changes to our education system, what could unions do to better support their members and how can you be more active at the AEU.
Travel and conference costs will be met by the AEU. Download the conference flyer here.
- November, Friday 7 and Saturday 8
To apply, send a brief expression of interest stating why you would like to attend, how you feel it will benefit you and why you'd like to be more engaged in your union. Please email applications or questions to Adam Surmacz by August 16.
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 each term break 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.
- Tuesday, September 29
You can email to register your attendance to Sarah Jensen.
Applying and interviewing
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. For further information and to download the flyer please click here (PDF, 326KB). Click on the dates below to register.
- Wednesday, August 26: Ballarat - Oscar’s
- Thursday, August 27: Geelong - Courthouse Cafe
- Monday, August 31: Mildura - Quality Hotel Mildura Grand
- Wednesday, September 2: Abbotsford - AEU Building
- Wednesday, September 16: Traralgon - Century Inn
- Wednesday, September 30: Abbotsford - AEU Building, also LIVE and ONLINE
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. For further information and to download the flyer please click here (PDF, 225KB). Click on the dates below to register.
- Tuesday, August 25: Abbotsford (secondary only) - AEU Building
- Tuesday, September 1: Abbotsford (primary only) - AEU Building
- Thursday, September 3: Ballarat - Oscar’s
- Tuesday, September 8: Geelong - Courthouse Cafe
- Wednesday, September 9: Bendigo - The Hotel Shamrock
- Thursday, September 10: Traralgon - Century Inn
New Educator Activist Program
This three day professional develoment program runs each term. The program will be held at the AEU Abbotsford office.
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.
- Check back here soon for future dates.
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 and will be held from 9.00am - 3.30pm. For full details about the next conference please click the links below.
The AEU runs Graduate Teacher Conferences in Term 2 each year for primary and secondary teachers that allow participants to learn about crucial issues, hear from educational experts and participate in targeted and timely workshops. Each event runs from 8.30am to 3.45pm at the AEU Abbotsford office.
- Next conferences in 2016.
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.