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Social Education Victoria Inc.
(SEV) No. A0016113Y
ABN 49 458 215 576
150 Palmerston Street
Carlton VIC 3053
Tel: (03) 9349 4957
Fax: (03) 9349 2050
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.


SEV Global Politics planning workshop, Wednesday 18th November, 2015
downloadable materials

Click here (requires password)

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

To download, click here

SEV Exam Revision Lectures; downloadable materials

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

SEV Global Cooperation and Conflict Summit, Monday 17th August, 2015 downloadable materials

(note: ALL files now uploaded)

Click here (requires password)

SEV Global Politics Student Lectures, Friday 7th August, 2015 (featuring Bob Brown) downloadable materials

Click here (requires password)

SEV Global Politics Unit 4 and Exam Preparation Workshop, Monday 15th June, 2015 downloadable materials

Click here (requires password)

SEV Global Politics Student Lectures, Friday 1 May, 2015, downloadable materials

Click here (requires password)

SEV VCE Teachers' Conference, Friday 20 March, 2015, downloadable materials (requires password)

For Politics: click here
For Sociology: click here

SEV Global Politics Planning Workshop, 4th December 2014, downloadable materials

Click here (requires password)

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.



VCE Sociology Course Planning Workshop 2016

Two experienced teachers will discuss how they approach Units 1 & 3 looking at Australian Indigenous Culture, Ethnicity, Youth and Family including the practice of Sociological Imagination. Dr Haydn Aarons senior lecturer in Sociology from Australian Catholic University will explore theories and practice around some of these topics.

Date: Monday 30 November
Time: 9.00am – 12.30pm
Venue: Statewide Resources Centre, 150 Palmerston St, Carlton
Cost: $100 SEV members, $150 non-members

For more information and a registration form, click here.

The 2015 Victorian Student Conventions program

This website is designed and maintained by Social Education Victoria.

SEV has been contracted by the Victorian Department of Education and Training to organise and facilitate the 2015 State Primary Schools' Convention, the 2015 Regional Constitutional Convention Program and the 2015 Schools' State Constitutional Convention. This website has been designed for Victorian student convention events to be held by the Department during 2015. It aims to provide students and their teachers with all of the required information and resources in one easy place.

The HOME page has 3 buttons - each of which links to the relevant information for that event; namely the Regional Constitutional Convention Program (secondary school), the Primary Schools Parliamentary Convention (primary school), and the Schools' State Constitutional Convention (secondary school).

For further information on the Student Conventions program, please contact SEV at projects @ social education victoria

Term 3 Ethos

Ethos for Term 3, 2015 is now available. This is our ninth all-digital edition, replete with clickable links and full-colour pictures. To download it, log in to the Members Area and click the icon indicated. The file is approximately 2.1MB in size.

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 anticipates having stock of the new books in December.

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.

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, including in the facilitation of events such as the Schools’ Constitutional Student Conventions. 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.

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