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Notices for learners and teachers of German here and under What's on for German.




The Language Teacher Register has been developed by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to assist schools to source qualified languages teachers to fill vacant language teaching positions in government schools. It is is open to graduating, graduate and currently employed language teachers who are seeking a language teaching position in a government primary or secondary school. Eligible language teachers can register using the new online form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VMGB9WY

Scroll down for competition details and entry forms


Annual General Meeting of the AGTV Inc. 2018

Friday 16th November at 6.30 pm

Mantra Bell City (Beijing Room)

215 Bell St, Preston

RSVP Register your attendance or apology by 9th November 2018

If you are an apology, please complete a proxy voting form.

NB: The 2019 Committe is elected at the AGM


AGTV Year 12 Forum 2018

Sunday 29th July from 10.30 t0 12.30

Mantra Bell Citry in Preston


Goethe Poetry Competition for Years 10 to 12 2018

The competition this year is at Monash University on Friday 24th August.

Please let Monash know approx. numbers and preferred times by Fri 20th July.


Registration for AGTV Years 4 to 9 Poetry Competition 2018

Open to students from AGTV member schools.

NB: Monash University is organising the Year 10 to 12 Goethe Competition in 2018.


Expressions of Interest for the AGTV-BJR Exchange

Expressions of Interest for this 2019-2020 10-week reciprocal exchange are now being accepted.

Download information and form from this websiute under Students: Scholarships and Exchanges.

Closing date is Friday 27 April 2018


United Nations Model Conference in German 2018

Teachers are invited to reigster to participate in the 2018 conference for Years 11 and 12 students of German.

Date: Friday 22nd June

Topic: Asylbewerbende und Flüchtling: Eine weltweite humatitäre Krise.

Registrations for the UN Model Conference close 13th March


Melbourne German Week: 13-18 March

Fotowettbewerb: Auf der Spur von Deutsch in Victoria

Students of German in Victorian schools and individual members of the AGTV are invited to enter a photo competition.

Teachers select 10 student entries to submit on a school entry form.

Individual members submit their own entry.

Prizes include Vouchers and Gift Cards. 

Entries close on Sunday 18th March.

Send photo and forms to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This competition is organised by the AGTV with the support of Melbourne German Week and Deutsche in Melbourne.



AGTV Werbespot  2018

Students in Years 5 to 12 from AGTV member schools are invited to enter.

A maximum of 4 entries per school or campus in the state final.

Registration of participation

Entries accepted anytime up until: Fri 31 August 2018


AGTV Kunst und Poesie 2018: Gabriele Münter

Foundation to Year 6 students from AGTV member schools are invited to enter.

Teachers register the school's participation - see link on Competition Details.

Entries accepted anytime up until: Fri 7 Sep 2018


Song des Jahres 2018

Primary and Secondary students from AGTV member schools are invited to enter.

Individuals or groups (max 6) write and record an original song in German and design a single cover.

Entries accepted until Fri 7th Sep 2018


AGTV Chor des Jahres 2018

Choirs from AGTV member schools are invited to enter.

A performance is recorded to forward for judging.

Entries accepted until Fri 19 Oct 2108


AGTV on Deutsche Welle

The AGTV is a member of the Internationale Deutschlehrerinnen und Deutshlehrerverband (IDV).

Deutsche Welle have included an overview of associations on their website.


AGTV Kunst und Poesie 2017

A competition for primary students from AGTV member schools. 

The theme for 2017 is: WALD.

Deadline for entries: Fri 25th August

PLEASE NOTE the changes to the competition., Please see the flyer.


AGTV Werbespot 2017

A competition for secondary students from AGTV member schools. The task this year is to create a promotional video for a new DW section on their website called-

"(Un)bekannte Erfindungen aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum"

Teacher registration of participation required:

Entries due Friday 1st September


AGTV Song des Jahres 2017

Teacher registration of participation required:

Deadline for entries: Friday 8th September


AGTV Chor des Jahres 2017

Teacher registration of participation required:

Deadline for entries: Friday 20th October


Other AGTV Services and Events in 2017

Please visit this Noticeboard page for general notices and information and downloads.

Visit What's on for German for a list of events and links, updated as they become known of available.

Download a list of services and opportunities for 2017 for students and teachers.


AGTV Kunst und Poesie Competition 2016

The artist in focus for 2016 is Paul Klee. This competition is for Primary students from AGTV member schools.

Entries accepted until Friday, 26 August, 2016


AGTV Werbespot Competition 2016

Secondary students from AGTV member schools are invited to make a 10 to 40 second Werbespot.

Entries accepted until Friday 26 August, 2016


AGTV Song des Jahres Competition 2016

The Committee of the AGTV invites students (individuals and groups) from AGTV member schools to submit entries for this competition.

Song need not be too complex. The Beatles had a hit with 'Sie liebt mich'.  Students can use Garage Band App to create music. Some Rap without music.

Entries accepted until Friday, 15 September, 2017


AGTV Chor des Jahres Competition 2017

School choirs from AGTV member schools are invited to enter this competition.

Trophies will be awarded to Primary, Secondary or Combined Primary/Secondary choirs.

  • Information and entry forms to be published shortly

Entries accepted until Friday, 19 October 2017



Results for AGTV Competitions 2015

Winners of the Kunst und Poesie, Chor des Jahres, Werbespot, and Deutsch roX competitions were announced at the Presentation Evening on Friday 13th November. Teachers from Prize-Winning schools were invited to attend.

Competition results are posted on the Students pages of this website.


VCE Results 2015

Congratulations to all students enrolled in German Units 3 and 4 in 2015. A special thanks to the teachers of these students throughout their years of studying German at school.

Some students will have automatically qualified for the VCE Baccalaureate by including German in their VCE pathway. All students will receive the bonus of studying a Language and the scaling for their ATAR scores.


Australian Curriculum for Languages

The curriculum for the Australian Curriculum for Languages for German curriculum has been endorsed. The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority will be uploading a new curriculum for German soon.


IDV - Internationaler Deutschlehrerverband


Video Languages Testimonials




German Government Order of Merit Awarded in Victoria

The President of the Federal Republic of Germany has awarded Catherine Gosling the 'Verdienstkreuz am Bande'. The Deputy Ambassador from Canberra, Mr Joseph Reichhardt, presented the award at a reception in Melbourne on Friday 3rd October, the German Day of Unity.


SBS Radio

There is a new Schedule for SBS Radio from April 2013, which includes a reduction of time for German. JUGENDMAILBOX will remain a part of any future programing for German if submissions are received.



Information about membership and changes to our association in 2014.


AGTV Years 4 to 9 Poetry Competition 2014


Cultural Hotlinks in 2013

Links of interest will be shared with individual members by email from 2013.

Links from 2012 can be found below.




Musicisthelanguage, based in New Zealand, has founded an innovative online radio service called Deutschradio24sieben.

Contributions are produced by the young and young at heart with a connection to the German language. Segments have been submitted from throughout the world. More evidence of the global reach of German.

Listeners choose the segment they want to hear whenever they have access to an Internet connection:  Whoever, Whenever, Wherever. Cool! 

In the News from 2012

Mercer: Quality of Living Ranking

  • Vienna - winner of this survey in 2012

International Highrise Award 2012 in Frankfurt

Radio National: Creative Instinct

3-part series in on 'Who is Germany' produced by Michael Shirrefs, winner of the 2012 German Grant for Journalism.

Dimboola Courier: Dimboola Memorial Secondary College are finalists in a national competition.


University of Melbourne

David Tacon wins a Walkley Award for Journalism. The Walkley Award was for independent journalism. See this amazing story about him in the new University of Melbourne Arts newsletter. David studied German at the university and wrote his Honours thesis in German.



Letter to Peter Garrett AM, MP

The AGTV has written a letter of protest to Federal government for withdrawing funding for Goethe-Institut scholarship programs.

German and the Victorian Plan for Languages

Victorian Government


Cu - Cultural Hotlinks for 2012

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

Other former items

Odd Spot

New Materials for German

In the News

Egon Vetter, President of SAGSE, was awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit by the General Consul Dr. Anne-Marie Schleich, on behalf of the Federal President Christian Wulff.

An Australian Council for Educational Research media release promotes a new book by Dr John Munro. The topic calls for teaching oral skills in Primary School. According to the author, more than one in every five children entering primary school lacks the oral language skills necessary for successful school learning, particularly in literacy and numeracy. More information in the Media Release.


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