Fee schedule and payment enquiries
Whether you are new to the teaching profession and wish to apply for registration, or are already registered with us as a teacher, you are required to pay an annual fee to keep your registration status active.
In accordance with the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, the following fees concerning teacher registration have been fixed by the Minister for Education.
Applicable from 1 September 2016
Initial registration (applicants with Victorian qualifications) / permission to teach pursuant to Sections 2.6.7(2), 2.6.13(2) and 2.6.12A(2)*
Initial registration (applicants with interstate or overseas qualifications) / permission to teach pursuant to Sections 2.6.7(2) and 2.6.13(2)*
Application for second registration pursuant to Section 2.6.7(2), 2.6.12A(2) and 2.6.77A
Annual registration/Renewal of registration if paid by 30 September 2016 pursuant to Sections 2.6.18 and 2.6.21**
Annual registration/Renewal of registration if paid from 1 October to 31 December 2016 which incorporates the late processing fee pursuant to Sections 2.6.18 and 2.6.21**
Annual registration/Renewal of registration for second registration pursuant to Section 2.6.18, 2.6.21 and 2.6.77**
Criminal Record Check (known as the National Police History Check) pursuant to Section 2.6.22A(2)
Additional fee and late processing fee pursuant to Sections 2.6.18 and 2.6.21
Replacement of registration card processing fee pursuant to Section 2.6.4(2)(g)
|Assessment of qualifications pursuant to Section 2.6.4(2)(g)***||$111|
|Course accreditation pursuant to Section 2.6.4(2)(g)||$2,171|
|Statement of good standing pursuant to Section 2.6.4(2)(g)||$43|
* There may be an additional cost for a National Police History Check.
** Annual registration fee is payable where registration is not due for renewal. In all other cases the renewal
*** Fee for qualification assessment when not applying for registration.
Keep in mind the following points before you pay your fees:
- Where a fee is payable for a period less than 12 months, we will calculate it on a pro-rata basis.
- If you are currently on the five-year renewal cycle, an annual registration fee is still payable.
- We only accept payment in Australian dollars (AUD).
Making a payment
Pay your fees online by accessing your MyVIT account.
Please note: we are unable to process payments when your credit card information is emailed or faxed to us.
Using your annual invoice as a tax receipt
It is legally acceptable to use your annual invoice as a tax receipt.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission states that “a receipt can come in the form of a GST tax invoice.”
If you have misplaced your annual invoice and need a copy for taxation purposes, send us an enquiry.
All application fees and renewal fees are non-refundable.
We will only consider refunds if:
- you cease your registration and return your registration card prior to 1 January of that annual registration period (the annual registration period is from 1 October to 30 September);
- we charged you incorrectly; or
- the deceased estate requests a refund – contact us.
- Read our Refund policy (PDF, 85.92 KB) for more information.
Late processing fees
If you made your payment after 30 September, the annual fee includes a late processing fee.
We may consider exempting the late processing fee if you:
- have experienced extended ill health; or
- were absent from Australia for the duration of the invoicing period (early August through to 30 September).
You are required to supply the appropriate documentation to support your application for exemption. These documents could include dates and destination of travel, or medical certificates.
We are unable to consider an exemption from the late processing fee if you:
- change your address but fail to notify us
- fail to receive the invoice by mail
- are experiencing financial hardship
- have no internet access.
If you believe you meet the criteria for an exemption, we encourage you pay the fee and then contact us to discuss your situation to ensure your registration is not delayed.
Unfortunately, we are unable to consider applications for an exemption submitted prior to 1 October.
Accredited teachers in New South Wales
You may be eligible for a waiver of fees if you are teaching in both states.
Find out more on accredited teachers in NSW working in Victoria.