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.
National New Educators Conference
This national conference in Term 4 for members in the first four years of their careers has an industrial and professional focus, covering AEU and union campaigns and more. It’s an opportunity to meet beginning teachers from around Australia and have input into the way that the AEU approaches this sector. Date and venue to be arranged — updates at www.aeuvic.asn.au/nen
New Educator Activist Program
This week-long program runs each term. The program will be held at the AEU Abbotsford office.
Term 1 (Apply by March 2) - Wed-Fri March 19-21
Term 2 (Apply by June 25) - Wed-Fri June 11-13
Term 3 (Apply by August 17) - Wed-Fri September 3-5
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.
- Friday April 11
- Friday October 12
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.
- Primary graduate conference: Friday May 23 (Flyer, PDF 471KB)
- Secondary graduate conference: Friday May 30 (Flyer, PDF 449KB)
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.
- Tuesday August 26 (Secondary) - AEU Abbotsford
- Tuesday September 2 (Primary) - AEU Abbotsford
- Wednesday September 3 - Geelong
- Thursday September 4 - Ballarat
- Tuesday September 9 - Traralgon
- Wednesday September 10 - Bendigo
- Thursday September 11 - Warrnambool
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–6.30pm.
- Tuesday June 10 - AEU Abbotsford
- Tuesday July 22 - Geelong
- Thursday July 24 - AEU Abbotsford
- Thursday July 31 - Wodonga
- Monday August 4 - AEU Abbotsford
- Tuesday August 5 - Ballarat
- Monday August 11 - Traralgon
- Wednesday September 17 - AEU Abbotsford
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 on 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.