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 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.

Graduate Teachers FAQ

This interactive workshop will offer tips on how you can prepare for a long career in teaching. Your first year of teaching is an exciting and challenging new chapter in your life. Get answers to some common graduate questions, such as: How many meetings should I expect? How many hours do I teach for? What happens when I get sick? You'll also have a chance to ask some questions of your own and begin your professional learning for your teacher registration. The workshop runs from 4.00pm - 5.30pm.

  • Date TBA

New Educator Activist Program

This three day professional develoment program runs each term. The program will be held at the AEU Abbotsford office.

  • There are no dates currently scheduled. Please check back here soon.

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, April 1 - AEU Building, Abbotsford
  • Friday, July 8
  • Friday, September 23

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.

  • There are no dates currently scheduled. Please check back here soon.

Student Teacher Conference

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.

  • Friday, April 8
  • Friday, September 30

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. Click on the dates below to register.

  • There are no dates currently scheduled. Please check back here soon.

NEN Conference

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.

  • There are no dates currently scheduled. Please check back here soon.

Graduate teacher conferences

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.

Don't forget: Many 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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