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Find information on dates for events and links to registration or further information below.


Individual members of the AGTV are informed regularly of opportunities for teachers and students via email.




Events for AGTV and Partners in 2015

These lists are updated during the year as events come online or are added.

Term 1 - 2015

Mon 9 Feb: Geelong Western District NW Meeting

Thur 12 Feb: Committee meeting

Wed 25 Feb: German Forum at the Goethe-Institut - by invitation

Thur 26 Feb: Seminar for Teachers of VCE German

Fri 27 Feb: Leadership Team Conference - by invitation

Fri 27 Feb: Kreatives Deutsch PD - Goethe-Institut Australien

Mon 2 Mar: GI Autobahn workshop for Students - Geelong Western District Network

Tue 3 Mar: GI Autobahn workshop for Students - Calder Network

Tue 3 Mar: Teacher Network Meeting - Rangeview Primary School in Mitcham

Wed 4 Mar: GI Autobahn workshop for Students - Wimmera Mallee Network

Thur 5 Mar: NW Calder Network Meeting - Spring Gully Primary School in Bendigo

Fri 6 Mar: Deadline for registration for UN Conference for Year 12 students - tbc

Fri 6 - Sun 8 Mar: DaFWEBKON 2015 - international online conference via Austria

Tue 10 Mar: SAGSE De-Briefing Scotch College

Thur 12 Mar: Committee meeting

Wed 18 Mar: AGTV Primary Matters Conference - Darebin  Arts & Entertainment Centre, Preston

Thur 19 Mar: SW Wimmera Mallee Network Meeting

Term 2 - 2015

Sun 19 Apr: Melbourne Language Picnic - at Myuna Farm Doveton

Thur 30 Apr: Committee meeting

Fri 1 May: MLTAV Conference

Thu 7 May: PD- Learning German through Poetry - 4.00 - 6.00pm, Overnewton ACC in Keilor

Mon 18 - Thur 28 May: Education Perfect Languages Championships 2015

Wed 14 - Fri 29 May: AUDI Festival of German Films incl.  films for young people

Tue 2 Jun: AGTV & United Nations Association Victoria - Model UN Conference

Thur 4 Jun: Committee meeting

Wed 10 Jun: VCAA General Achievement Test for Year 12 students

July Holidays

Thur 9 - Sun 12 Jul: AFMLTA Conference in Melbourne

Fri 26 Jun: Deadline for Secondary school entries for Werbung competition

Term 3 - 2015

Thur 23 Jul: German Day Out for Secondary Students

Thur 30 Jul: AGTV Committee

Thur 6 Aug: Committee meeting

Sat 8 Aug: State Final of the AGTV Years 5 to 9 Poetry Competition

Sun 16 Aug: AGTV Student Forum for Year 12 Students of German

Fri 21 Aug: Deadline for Primary school entries for Kunst und Poesie 2015

Thur 27 Aug: AGTV Committee

Mon 31 Aug: Deadling for entries in the Goethe-Institut School Film Festival 2015

Fri 4 and Sat 5 Sep: AGTV Victorian State Conference for Teachers of German

Fri 18 Sep: Deadline for entries for Deutsch roX 2015

Term 4 - 2015

Thur 15 Oct: AGTV Committee

Thur 22 Oct: Goethe-Institut School Film Festival at ACMI

Wed 28 Oct: German Forum at the Goethe-Institut - by invitation



Other Events and Milestone 2015





Term 1 - 2014

Thur 20 Feb: AGTV PD for Teachers of VCE German

Wed 26 Feb: Committee and Leadership Team meeting - by invitation

Sat 1 March: AGTV-BJR Picnic at the Botanical Gardens

Tue 4 Mar: SAGSE De-Briefing from 2013 scholarship winners

Wed 5 Mar: Gippsland Teacher Network Meeting - register online

Thur 13 Mar: AGTV Primary Conference - Registrations close Fri 7th March - PROGRAM

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Mar: DaFWEBKON - Online worldwide conference for teachers of German

Sun 16 Mar - Melbourne Language Picnic - Edinburgh Gardens in North Fitzroy -RSVP 12th March

Thur 27 Mar: Audi German Film Festival opening night in Melbourne

Fri 28 Mar: Audi German Film Festival - Student film ages 8 to 10

Tue 1 Apr - Audi German Film Festival - Student film ages 12 to 15

Wed 2 Apr - Audi German Film Festival - Student film ages 15 to 18

Term 2 - 2014

Wednesday 6 May: World Colouring Day

Thur 8 May: AGTV Committee meeting

Fri 9 May: LanguageVision - European Language Festival - at the NGV for years 1 to 4

13-15 May: NAPLAN Testing in schools - Years 3,5,7,9

Fri 16 May: MLTAV Conference - online registrations

Mon 19 - Thur 29 May: Language Perfect World Championship - online competition

incl. AGTV World Championship Cup if top score from a current AGTV member school!

Sat 24 May: AGTV Workshop for Inexperienced Teachers of VCE German

Fri 30 May: Closing date for Goethe-Institut/AGTV Year 10 Awards

[Mon 7 Jun: Upgrading of Wild Apricot companion site - online registration not available]

Wed 11 June: VCAA GAT Test for VCE Students

July Holidays

Fri 4 - Sat 5 Jul: NATG in Adelaide - by invitation

Sat 5 - Mon 7 Jul: Goethe-Institut National Conference in Adelaide

Term 3

Regional Finals of the AGTV Years 4 to 9 Poetry Competition held in AGTV Networks

Thur 17 Jul: AGTV Committee meeting

Thur 24 July: German Day Out - secondary students

Fri 8 Aug: Last day for registration of participation in Kunst und Poesie and in Deutsch roX 2014

Mon 11 Aug: Last day for results of AGTV Regional Poetry Finals - Invitations to State Final to follow

Tue 12 Aug: Last day for tickets and registration: AGTV Year 12 Forum for students of VCE German

Sun 17 Aug: AGTV Year 12 Forum for Students of VCE German - STUDENT REGISTRATIONS

Fri 22 Aug: Poetry Competition at Monash University - Years 10 to 12

Fri 29 Aug: Closing date for receipt of school entries in the Kunst und Poesie competition

Sat 30 Aug: State Final for Years 5 to 9 - AGTV Poetry Competition - By invitation only

Fri 5 Sep: Closing date for entries GI School Film Festival - Deutsch feiern

Fri 5 and Sat 6 Sep: AGTV Victorian State Conference - Friday in Preston and Saturday in CBD Melbourne

Mon 8 Sep: Last day to register participation in the AGTV KINDERCHOR DES JAHRES 2014

Fri 12 Sep: Closing date for entries to AGTV Deutsch roX German Song writing competition

Term 4

Mon 6 Oct - 2 Nov:  period for oral examinations for VCE Languages

Fri 10 Oct:  SAGSE Presentation Banquet -  2014 scholarship winners incl. AGTV Scholarship

Thur 16 Oct: AGTV Committee meeting

Thur 30 Oct: GI School Film Festival in Melbourne - AGTV share sponsorship of cash prizes

Fri 31 Oct: Due date for videos for AGTV Kinderchor des Jahres 2014

Tue 11 Nov: AGTV Annual General Meeting - Bayview on the Park, 52 Queens Road, Melbourne

Tue 11 Nov: AGTV/GI Presentation Evening - Graduate House, University of Melbourne

Mon 17 November - Written Exam for VCE German


Other Events and Milestones in 2014


International Qualifications for Students of German

Internationally recognised certificates can be achieved by students through the Goethe-Institut in Australia.

Assessment can be conducted in your school by arrangement in some cases. This is a wonderful opportunity and well worth pursuing to promote your language program.

This is opportunity is not available in other languages. Contact your local Goethe-Institut for information about these exams. Visit the GI central website for an overview:


What's on for German at University


What's on for German in the Community

See also Goethe Boutique: Other Resources for ideas for Excursions e.g. Clubs, Westgarthtown, Schwerkolt Cottage and others




German Live to Air and in the Media Online in Victoria

See more News & Events: Media Links


Events and Milestones in 2013

The opportunity to experience German language and cultures is evident in Victoria, Australia and especially in our Asian-Pacific Region.


Milestones for German in 2012

Milestones for German in 2011

See also Focus on Culture: Festivals & Traditions


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