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 for at least 80 days in the previous five years; and
  • are able to provide evidence that you have achieved the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) at the Proficient Teacher level.

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

Option two

If you are registered with us as a provisionally registered teacher and had your prior teaching experience recognised by VIT, you can complete an online application form for (full) registration which can be accessed via your MyVIT account.

Please note that both options listed above 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.

Read our guide on how to register as a teacher.