If you are registering for the first time
Applying for registration is a simple two-step process.
Step one involves completing an online application by creating a MyVIT account, selecting which type of registration you are applying for (i.e. teacher / early childhood teacher), providing some initial information about yourself and your qualifications and making a payment.
Before you activate your MyVIT account, we recommend you read the guide to setting up your MyVIT account.
Once payment has been received, a message will be sent to the email address you provided with instructions on how to complete step two of the application process.
Step two involves completing a form and sending us documents that support what you told us in your online application, including:
Please ensure documents you provide us are copies and not the originals, as we are unable to return the documents to you.
If there are any issues with your application, we will get in touch with you using the contact details you have provided.
A registration card will be sent once your registration is approved. The card may take up to 15 business days to reach you.
Read about the approved and recognised qualifications we accept for registering as a teacher or early childhood teacher.
Overseas documents in a language other than English
If any of your documents are in a language other than English, you will need to provide copies of the documents in the original language, plus translations.
These translations must be prepared and certified as correct by a translator accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd.(NAATI). This is an external link.
Documents that require translation can include (but are not limited to): overseas birth or marriage certificate, other legal ‘change of name’ documents, qualification documents, overseas criminal record checks.
Proving your identity and suitability to be a registered teacher
You will be required to provide information about evidence to prove your identity and give consent so we can undertake a National Police History Check on your behalf. We may carry out other criminal record checks from time to time.
Providing an overseas criminal record check
If you were over the age of 18 and lived continuously in any country other than Australia for 12 months within the last 10 years, you will need to provide a certified copy of a police certificate issued by the national police service in the country you lived in.
Read more about obtaining a police certificate from an overseas country. This is an external link.
Declaring physical and/or mental health conditions
You need to declare any condition(s) that will affect your ability to undertake the duties of a teacher.
A condition may be ongoing or temporary, but conditions such as broken bones do not need to be declared.
If you are suffering from substance abuse and/or dependence, you will need to declare this with us. When you declare a condition, we will ask you to submit a statement that outlines your condition.
Depending upon the nature of the condition and the information you provide in your statement, we may require the submission of a medical report.
Providing an English language test
You do not need to provide any further evidence of your English language competence if you have completed four years (full-time) of higher-education studies, including one year of teacher education study, in one of these countries: Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK or Ireland.
If you do not meet these requirements and have completed your higher education studies in any other country, you will need to provide a copy of an approved English language competency test.
- If you completed an undergraduate teaching qualification in Singapore, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language competence.
- If you completed an undergraduate degree in France and then completed a postgraduate teaching qualification in Australia, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language competence.
Learn more about approved English language tests and accredited testing centres.
- View our English language competency policy
Accredited teachers in New South Wales
If you are an accredited teacher in NSW, you will need to apply for registration by completing the two-step process outlined at the top of the page.
You may be eligible for a waiver of fees if you are teaching in both states.
- Download and complete an application form for waiver of fees.(PDF, 523.89 KB)
Applying under Mutual Recognition
If you’re currently registered interstate (excluding NSW) or in New Zealand and want to teach in Victoria, you need to register with us using the Mutual Recognition application.
If you currently hold registration with us
You can apply for a second registration as a teacher or an ECT by accessing the relevant registration application in your MyVIT account.
You will need to provide evidence of approved qualifications. If these qualifications are the same as those you used to apply for your current teacher registration, then you will not have to provide evidence of your qualifications.
Keep these in mind before your start an application
- you must hold a current and satisfactory National Police History Check
- you will have to make some further declarations about your continuing suitability to be a teacher
- you will be required to make a payment for your registration by credit or debit card.
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