Recognition of prior experience

We offer two options that will grant you (full) registration as a teacher.

Option one – on initial application 

You may be eligible for (full) registration on initial application if you:

  • hold an approved qualification
  • have taught in one or more Australian or New Zealand schools or early childhood services within the five years prior to your application to VIT or since 1 October 2015 if you are an early childhood teacher; and
  • are able to provide evidence that you have achieved the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) at the Proficient Teacher level.

You will require a recommendation from the principal of a school, or their delegate, outlining how your professional practice meets the APST.  The online form will allow the school you nominate to complete the required report.

You can complete an online registration application within your MyVIT account.

Option two

Applying under Mutual Recognition

If you currently hold full registration interstate (excluding NSW) or in New Zealand and want to teach in Victoria, you need to register with us using the Mutual Recognition application.

You can complete a Mutual Recognition application by downloading the following form:

Apply for registration under Mutual Recognition