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Social Education Victoria Inc.
(SEV) No. A0016113Y
ABN 49 458 215 576
490 Spencer Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
Tel: (03) 8327 8430
Fax: (03) 8327 8434
Email SEV

2016 SEV membership form
click here for online registration
click here to download PDF


SEV on Twitter and new SEV teacher discussion lists

For more on both Twitter and the new discussion lists, click here.


VCE Global Politics Unit 4 and Exam Preparation workshop, 7th June 2016 downloadable materials
(access requires the password given out to lecture attendees)

To access materials, click here

VCE Global Politics Unit 3 Student Lecture, 6th May 2016 downloadable materials

(access requires the password given out to lecture attendees)

To access materials, click here

SEV VCE Teachers' Conference, 18th March 2016
downloadable materials

(access requires the password given out to conference attendees)

For Sociology, click here
For Australian & Global Politics, click here

Please note: all files now uploaded

SEV New and Inexperienced Teachers Workshop, 9th and 10th February, 2016
downloadable materials

(access requires the password given out to workshop attendees)

For Sociology, click here
For Australian & Global Politics, click here

VCAA Global Politics Implementation Workshop, Wednesday 4th November, 2015 downloadable notes

To download, click here

For access to downloads from earlier events, please navigate to our Conference downloads page by clicking here.

Download access is for workshop participants only - a password is required (given out at the respective workshops).

Expressions of interest - writers, presenters and researchers

Social Education Victoria provides professional development for teachers of VCE Australian & Global Politics, VCE Sociology and F-10 Civics and Citizenship. This educational support consists of lectures, workshops, online material and published textbooks. SEV also produces the quarterly journal Ethos.
SEV welcomes expressions of interest from teachers, writers and other education professionals who might like to work with SEV on pieces of work as required.
Please contact admin @ social education victoria, attention ‘Executive Officer’, for more details.



SEV has moved!

Effective as of Wednesday 1st June, SEV's new contact details are:

490 Spencer St
West Melbourne, 3003
Tel: (03) 8327 8430
Fax: (03) 8327 8434

Website and email addresses remain unchanged.
Email SEV

For a flyer with our new contact details, click here.

Global Politics Unit 4 Student Lectures, 5th August 2016

Venue: Melbourne City Conference Centre, 333 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Time: 1.00pm - 3.15pm


  • Professor Greg Barton, Chair in Islamic Politics at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University
    Unit 4, AOS 2: Terrorism

  • Bec Strating, lecturer in Politics, La Trobe University
    Unit 4, AOS 1: Human Rights and People Movement

  • Heather Lacey, Melbourne Grammar
    Unit 4, AOS 2: Armed Conflict

Tickets are $20 for students. One teacher accompanying a school group, minimum of 5 students, may receive a free ticket. A school group of 20 or more students may receive a second free teacher ticket. For an additional teacher, or a teacher without a school group, tickets are $100.

Bookings will only be taken from school groups.

Teachers can register online for school groups (no individual student bookings) by clicking here
For a downloadable registration form, teachers can log in to the members section by clicking here

Term 2 Ethos

Ethos for Term 2, 2016 is now available. This is our twelfth all-digital edition, replete with clickable links and full-colour pictures. To download it, log in to the members section with your SEV username and password.

VCE Global Politics Resource Updates

These quarterly updates (one produced for each Area of Study) will help you and your students deal with the dynamic nature of Global Politics and ensure that your content and approaches are up to date.

  • Issues One and Two were sent out in Terms 1 and 2 respectively.
  • Issues Three and Four will be available in Term 3.

Each edition will be specifically written for the Global Politics Study Design. They contain a mixture of up to date information, questions, activities and useful links and elaborate on relevant case studies. The updates will be sent as a PDF to be shared with students.

Prices: An edition of the Global Politics Resource Update will cost $27.50 individually. A subscription order for all four editions, placed in first term, will cost $100 (a saving of $10).

To download an order form, click here.

Memorial Box bookings

SEV is now taking bookings for the Memorial Box program for 2016. Bookings for Memorial Boxes can only be taken by phone, by ringing SEV on (03) 8327 8430.

SEV Textbooks for 2016

Attention SEV teachers:

Two of the current SEV textbooks will be ongoing for 2016. These are VCE Sociology Units 1&2, and the VCE Australian & Global Politics Units 1&2.

There are two new publications for 2016. These are VCE Sociology Units 3&4 (2nd edition) and VCE Global Politics Units 3&4 (3rd edition). These publications have substantial changes from the current editions.

SEV currently has all four of its textbooks in stock: VCE Sociology Units 1&2, VCE Sociology Units 3&4, Australian and Global Politics Units 1&2, and VCE Global Politics Units 3&4.

When ordering from SEV (or via your chosen school book supplier) please be sure to note the correct editions and where relevant the new ISBNs (as per the above).

(1-9 books)
(10+ books)
VCE Sociology Units 1 & 2; second edition
Authors: Fiona Gontier, Pheona Donohoe
VCE Sociology Units 3 & 4; second edition (NEW)
Author: Fiona Gontier
VCE Australian and Global Politics Units 1 & 2; second edition
Author: Kimberly Cornell
VCE Global Politics Units 3 & 4; third edition (NEW)
Authors: Anna-Louise Simpson, et. al.

To download an order form for SEV's VCE texts, click here.

VCE Australian and Global Politics 2016

Promotional brochures for 2016 subject selection. Click on the image to download a PDF.

For Australian & Global Politics 1&2,
Australian Politics 3&4, and Global Politics 3&4
For Australian & Global Politics 1&2,
and Global Politics 3&4 (but not Australian Politics 3&4)

SEV Membership 2016

Social Education Victoria supports and represents teachers of the Humanities and social sciences at P-10 levels, and teachers of VCE Australian & Global Politics and VCE Sociology. Additionally, SEV supports teachers and students in Civics and Citizenship education, and has in past years facilitated many student events for the Department of Education and Training (including the Schools’ Constitutional Student Conventions, for example). SEV provides high standard professional learning, facilitates a range of student learning events and produces textbooks and web-based resources across a range of subjects.

Social Education Victoria is pleased to announce that there will be no prices rises for membership for 2016, with the exception of joint SEV-SCEAA membership

Furthermore, pre-service teachers in both the primary and secondary sectors can obtain FREE membership to SEV for the duration of their full time study!

Membership benefits include:

  • Four copies of SEV’s professional journal, Ethos, and a quarterly newsletter
  • Discounts for SEV learning programs
  • Member-only access to online resources
  • Partnership bonuses
Membership renewal is now open. Existing members have been sent renewal forms. If you would like to become a member, please click here to download a subscription form.

SEV supplementary resource material

Textbook links
SEV has also compiled a list of links used in the textbooks for the new VCE Study Designs. This will enable students and teachers to easily locate the online resources referred to in the books. The files are available as downloadable PDFs for Australian and Global Politics on the page here, and for Global Politics on the page here. Files for links from the Sociology textbooks are available on the page here.

Case studies
SEV has produced a series of small case studies for Australian and Global Politics to complement the first edition textbooks. These can be downloaded from the members section.

This material was researched and compiled by Tia Spanos, who worked as an intern at SEV in 2011 as part of her Bachelor of International Relations at La Trobe University. Any opinions expressed are not necessarily the views held by SEV. We thank Tia for her research and effort in compiling information that relates to topics explored in the VCE Australian and Global Politics Study design.