VIT welcomes governance review

The Victorian Minister for Education, James Merlino MP, has announced a review of VIT’s governance and operational frameworks. 

The Review will be undertaken by Penny Armytage and supported by KPMG. It will look into the appropriate role and functions of VIT in light of government policies to ensure the safety and protection of children, including the Betrayal of Trust Report and the implementation of Child Safe Standards. The Review will also respond to other developments in the education sector such as the Excellence in Teacher Education reforms, and numeracy and literacy standards.

VIT Chairperson Lesley Lamb said the last review of VIT’s governance arrangements (the King Review) occurred in March 2008, and made extensive recommendations to the then Minister for Education, including that there should be a regular review of VIT’s governance structure.  

“VIT welcomes the review announced by the Minister today,” Lesley said. “It has been 9 years since the King Review and VIT has been requesting a review of our legislation for some time.”

“VIT needs a strong, contemporary legislative framework which aligns with the expectations of the community and the profession to ensure the highest quality teachers for Victorian children,” she said.

“The VIT Council and Secretariat welcome any feedback that improves the operations of VIT. We will work alongside Penny Armytage and KPMG to ensure the Review runs smoothly."