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  • Fee and payment enquiries
    • What are the fees?
      • Schedule of fees 2014-15

        Initial registration (applicants with Victorian qualifications) / permission to teach $118
        Initial registration (applicants with interstate or overseas qualifications) / permission to teach $141
        Annual registration/Renewal of registration if paid by 30 September 2014 $89
        Annual registration/Renewal of registration if paid from 1 October to 31 December 2014 which incorporates the late processing fee $117
        Criminal Record Check (known as national criminal history check) $50
        Additional fee and late processing fee $30
        Replacement of registration card processing fee $22
        Assessment of qualifications $107
        Course accreditation $2063
        Statement of good standing $41

        The Victorian Institute of Teaching will only accept payment in AUD.

        If you have checked the frequently asked questions and still have a question, Click Here.
    • How do I make a payment?
      • As from August 2013, you will need to complete all your registration forms and pay your fees online through your MyVIT account. Payment can be made by credit or debit card, cheque or money order. If you pay by cheque or money order, you will need to attach the official payment slip available through your MyVIT account. The payment slip will be emailed to you if you choose this payment option.
    • What payment methods can I use?
      • Payment can be made by credit or debit card, cheque or money order. If you pay by cheque or money order, you will need to attach the official payment slip available through your MyVIT account. The payment slip will be emailed to you if you choose this payment option.

        Please note: the Institute will not process payments where credit card information is emailed or faxed.
    • I have been charged a late payment fee. Can I apply for a refund?
      • For payments made after 30 September 2014, the annual fee comprises a late processing fee of $30.

        The late payment fee may be exempt only in exceptional circumstances. Timely registration is the responsibility of the individual teacher. Circumstances such as a change of address not reported to the Institute, a claimed failure to receive the invoice by mail, financial hardship or lack of internet access will not be considered for exemption.

        The Institute will consider exemption from the late payment fee only where extended ill health or absence from Australia for the duration of the invoicing period (from mid-July through until 30 September 2014) prevented a response prior to 30 September 2014.

        Any application for exemption from the late processing fee should be supported by the appropriate documentation, including dates and destination of travel or medical certificates. Teachers who feel they may meet the criteria for exemption are encouraged to pay the fee, to ensure their registration is not delayed, and then contact the Institute.

        If you consider that you meet the requirement for an exemption, please click here and complete the form. You must indicate whether you are claiming an exemption for either ill health or travel.

        Please note: applications for exemption submitted prior to 1 October 2014 are not eligible for consideration.

        If you consider that you meet the requirement for an exemption, please click here and complete the form. You must indicate whether you are claiming an exemption for either ill health or travel.
    • My registration is suspended. How can I have this suspension revoked?
      • You are not eligible to undertake the duties of a teacher in any Victorian school while your registration is suspended.

        In order to become eligible to have the suspension of your registration revoked, you are required to provide a written explanation for the non-payment of your fees, as well as paying all outstanding fees on your account. If your criminal record check is no longer current, you will also need to have this updated before your request for the revocation of your suspension can be considered.

        Once you submit your online request for the revocation of your suspension, the total outstanding balance on your account will be calculated, and you will be advised by email. You will also be advised on how to have your criminal record check updated, if required. Please ensure that the email address you have provided is correct and up-to-date.
        Please click here to submit the request for revocation.
    • Can I please get a tax receipt?

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  • Renewal enquiries
    • When do I have to renew?
      • Teachers with full registration are required to renew their registration. This excludes provisionally registered teachers who have not yet met the standards of professional practice to become fully registered and teachers holding permission to teach.
        Changes to the Institute legislation now require renewal of registration to be completed annually. All teachers who are granted full registration from the 1 January 2011 renew their registration on the 30 September every year.
        Teachers who are currently in a five year renewal of registration period continue until their expiry date when they will move to annual renewal if they satisfactorily meet the requirements. Transition arrangements will be made to align these teachers to a common renewal date of 30 September at the end of their five-year renewal period.

        More information
    • What are my renewal requirements?
      • Teachers in the 2014 annual renewal cycle

        To renew registration they will be required to meet an annual professional practice requirement of:

      • 20 days teaching, equivalent practice or educational leadership in the previous twelve months; and
      • 20 hours of standards referenced professional development activities that update knowledge about pedagogy, content and/or practice.

      • In addition to the professional practice requirements, teachers must also satisfy the requirements for continued suitability to be a teacher to be able to renew their registration.

        Teachers in a five-year renewal cycle

        Teachers who are part of a five-year renewal process will have professional practice requirements that vary according to the year they were granted full registration or their current renewal period. The following table summarises these requirements.

        Year of renewal expiry Days teaching, equivalent practice or educational leadership Hours of standards referenced professional development activities
        2013 and beyond 50 days in the previous 5 years 100 hours in the previous 5 years


        In addition to the professional practice requirements, teachers must also satisfy the requirements for continued suitability to be a teacher to be able to renew their registration.
        More information about renewal
        More information on equivalent practice and educational leadership
    • How do I renew?
      • If you are due to renew your registration, you will be informed by the Institute when you receive your annual invoice. You can then complete your renewal online in your MyVIT account. You’ll be asked to confirm your details and make declarations about your currency of professional practice and knowledge and your continuing suitability to be a teacher. If you don’t already have a MyVIT account, we’ll send you information when it is time for you to renew your registration, with simple instructions about how to set up your MyVIT account.
        More information
    • Non-practising teachers wishing to return to teaching
      • To return to teaching you must notify the Institute when you renew your registration online through your MyVIT account ( my.vit.vic.edu.au). If you have maintained all requirements for suitability to be a teacher and met all renewal requirements prior to 30 September, you will be granted registration to return to teaching from 1 October.
        If you have renewed your non-practising registration but wish to return to teaching prior to your next renewal period, or if you have indicated that you are returning to teaching through your online renewal but need to return prior to 1 October, please click here.
    • How do I log my PD hours?
      • Teachers are required to maintain records of their professional practice in relation to:

      • days teaching, equivalent practice or educational leadership; and
      • hours of standards referenced professional development activities that update knowledge about pedagogy, content and/ or practice.


      • Teachers may use school records of professional development activities, documentation associated with performance appraisal or other records of professional development activities.

        More information

    • If you have checked the frequently asked questions and still have a question, Click Here.
  • National Police History Check (NPHC) enquiries
    • I cannot find the NPHC form.
      • The Consent for an NPHC form will be available through your MyVIT account when your next NPHC is due. Log in with your MyVIT account number (registration number) and password.

    • What documents do I need to send VIT to complete my 5 yearly NPHC?
      • Before the Institute can undertake an NPHC on your behalf, it must verify that you have provided a total of 100 points of identity. Documentary evidence to verify your identity must include one Primary document from Category 1 (70 points) and one Secondary document from Category 2 (40 points) together with evidence of all changes of name, where applicable.

        Category 1 Appropriate documents include:
      • Birth certificate (an extract of birth if you are currently registered is sufficient), or a current passport (or expired within the last two years but not cancelled), or an Australian Citizenship Certificate

      • Category 2 Appropriate documents include:
      • an Australian Government issued identity card containing your photograph – a current driver licence, or a card when employed under Part 3 of the Public Administration Act 2004(Vic), or a Centrelink card, or a current student card issued by a higher education institution
      • a reference by a Victorian registered teacher verifying your name and address.


      • Change of name If you have ever been known by another name you must provide evidence of all changes of name by providing a certified copy of one of the following - a copy of a marriage certificate, or a change of name via deed poll or a decree nisi.
        If you have lost your marriage certificate or document, you can send a Statutory Declaration stating your name and the changes that were made.
        All supporting documents must be certified photocopies. In order to certify a document make a photocopy of the original document and take the original and the copy to a person authorised to witness a statutory declaration.
        Read how to have a document certified and the list of authorised persons (PDF – 72 KB).

        For more information, read the Consent for a Criminal Record Check (NPHC) as a registered teacher (PDF – 221 KB).
    • How do I have a document certified?
      • To have a document certified, you should make a photocopy of the original document. Take both the original and the photocopy to an authorised person. They will need to write 'I have sighted the original document and certify this to be a true copy of the original' on every page. Read how to have a document certified and the list of authorised persons (PDF – 72 KB).

    • How do I get documents certified while interstate or overseas?
      • You may have your documents certified by a person authorised to do so in the State, Territory or country where you are living.

    • Can I complete my NPHC when I return to Australia?
      • It is possible to wait until you return to Australia; however, you need to take into account the following:
        1. You need to complete the online consent form through your MyVIT account and make payment by the due date.
        2. Your NPHC must be current for you to renew your registration. If your NPHC is not completed by your renewal date, your registration will expire.
        3. The Institute is not able to issue a current registration card until the NPHC (and where due, renewal)has been updated.

    • I have a current Working With Children Check. Do I have to complete an NPHC?
      • Yes.
        Because of a legislative requirement, the only acceptable criminal record check for registration as a teacher is a National Police History Check (NPHC) that is conducted by the Institute on the teacher's behalf.
        An NPHC conducted by the Institute will invoke the relevant information release policy of the police services across Australia for purposes of professional registration and working with children. Under this check all Victorian offences (including those covered by the spent convictions scheme) will be revealed. This level of information may not be revealed in other police checks. The release of sexual and indictable offences from other services is usual.
        If a teacher holds a current registration card with an NPHC date that is valid for the period of the card, the holder is exempt from a WWC check.

    • If you have checked the frequently asked questions and still have a question, Click Here.
  • MyVIT enquiries
    • How do I set-up my MyVIT account?
      • Go to www.vit.vic.edu.au and click the ‘MyVIT’ tab. Click ‘I am currently registered with the VIT and I want to set up my MyVIT account’. Fill in the information and you will receive an email from the Institute. Follow the instructions in the email to set up your MyVIT account.
    • How do I login to MyVIT account?
      • Go to www.vit.vic.edu.au and click the ‘MyVIT’ tab. Fill in your MyVIT account number (the same as your six-digit registration number). Fill in your password and click ‘Sign in’.
    • I have forgotten my password. How do I get it reset?
      • Click ‘Help: I forgot my password’. Follow the steps to create a new password.
    • I’ve forgotten my account number. How do I find it out?
      • Your MyVIT account number is the same as your six-digit registration number.
    • I’ve forgotten the answers to my secret questions. How do I get into my account?
      • Click ‘Help: I forgot my password’. Then click ‘I forgot my security questions’. You will receive an email with a link. Click the link to re-set your security questions and answers.
    • I want to change my contact details.
      • 1. Go to your ‘MyVIT’ account: MyVIT
        2. Fill in your MyVIT account number (the same as your six-digit registration number) and password
        3. Click ‘Sign In’
        4. Click ‘Update My Profile’ on the left hand column
        5. Change the relevant contact details
        6. Click ‘Update’.

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  • Provisional registration enquiries
    • How long is provisional registration granted for?
      • Provisional registration is granted for a period of two years. During this period it is expected that teachers will be eligible to apply for full registration.

        More information
    • How do I reapply for provisional registration?
      • To remain registered as a teacher in Victoria, teachers in their second year of provisional registration must either complete the process to move to full registration or formally re-apply for provisional registration with the Institute before the expiry date shown on their registration card.
        If you are not employed regularly in a school, or for other reasons, you may not yet be in a position to demonstrate that you have achieved the standards for full registration. If this is the case, you may apply for a further period of provisional registration. The registration policies relevant at the time of your new application will apply.
        If you intend to re-apply for provisional registration, you are required to complete a re-application for provisional registration using Form R. Form R: Re-application for Provisional Registration is an online form which is available in your MyVIT account.

        More information
    • How do I apply for full registration?
      • Teachers with Provisional on their cards
        PRT seminar dates for 2014 will be available in January.
        Teachers with experience
        Information about the full registration process

    • If you have checked the frequently asked questions and still have a question, Click Here.
  • Permission to teach (PTT) registration enquiries
    • How do I apply for PTT?
      • Registration with permission to teach is intended only for individuals who are not qualified teachers but who have been offered short-term employment to undertake the duties of a teacher in delivering and/or assessing student participation in the school’s curriculum program.
        An application for permission to teach requires the endorsement of the school which wishes to employ you, as well as a completed application form that details your skills and experience to teach.

        Form D - Application for Permission to Teach (PDF - 1.62 KB)

        More information
    • I have been advised that I no longer require PTT. Why?
      • Permission to teach will only be required where the position is one where the duties of a teacher are being undertaken.
        Where the program is an extra-curricular or co-curricular program which is offered optionally to students and in addition to their required curriculum, the instructor involved will not be considered to be undertaking the duties of a teacher and permission to teach is not required. Instrumental music instructors, sports coaches, faith community leaders, language assistants generally do not require registration as a teacher or permission to teach, and can be employed in schools under the provisions of the Working with Children Act 2005.
        If the position for which you are being employed requires that you deliver an educational program that forms parts of the required school curriculum, the school will first need to seek a qualified and registered teacher before an application for permission to teach is made.
        If the program is ongoing, you and your school and the instructors should consider the qualification pathways and support available for achieving registration as a teacher.

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Last updated: 15/09/2014 12:36 PM