Registering as a graduate


Whether you’re about to graduate in the next six months – or have recently graduated – you will need to register with us before you can teach at any Victorian school or be employed as a registered early childhood teacher in Victoria.

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Timeline for mid-year and end-of-year graduates

Keep in mind if you answered 'yes' to any of the questions on the application form – you may need to provide us with additional information – and this could take more time to process your application.

graduate timelines 

 

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Literacy and Numeracy test

The Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) students has been developed to be the single nationally consistent tool to demonstrate that graduates from ITE programs have the required personal literacy and numeracy levels that are within the top 30% of the population.

To sit the test, you will need to enrol with the test provider ACER.

Currently enrolled ITE students

If you are currently enrolled in a VIT accredited program in Victoria and will complete your program in the second half of 2016 or later, you must pass the National Literacy and Numeracy for Initial Teacher Education Students Test in order to be eligible to apply for teacher registration. 

If you have not passed the test prior to applying for teacher registration, you can apply for registration under exceptional circumstances and VIT may place a condition on your provisional registration that you must pass the test in the first six months of obtaining registration.  

To sit the test, you will need to enrol with the test provider ACER

Further advice, information and fact sheets about the test can also be found at the ACER website.

ITE graduates who have completed their studies

If you completed a VIT accredited program in Victoria on or after 1 July 2016, you are required to pass an approved literacy and numeracy test in order to be eligible to apply for teacher registration.

    VIT will also recognise pass results from any one of the following tests:

    1. National Literacy and Numeracy for Initial Teacher Education Students Test; 
    2. The 2015 August / September trial of the National Literacy and Numeracy test; 
    3. NSW Literacy and Numeracy for Classroom Readiness Test; or
    4. ACT Canberra Teacher Recruitment Assessment.

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Documents you may have to provide depending on your circumstances

How to verify your identity

You may need to provide copies of appropriate category 1 and 2 documents:

  • one item from category 1; and
  • either one category 2 document OR two category 2 documents.

You may be eligible to utilise the National e-Authentication Framework to verify your identity.

If you are applying for registration as a teacher

You may need to send us:  

  • the completed confirmation pages you received in our email (signed consent form); and
  • copies of documents to verify your identity.

If you are applying for registration as an early childhood teacher

You may need to send us:  

  • the signed consent form; and
  • copies of documents to verify your identity.

Your teacher education qualification

We have an information sharing agreement for graduates of initial teacher education (ITE) courses at the institutions listed below. If you are completing your teacher education qualification at one of these institutions, we should receive the required evidence directly from them. We recommend checking with your institution that you'll be included in this arrangement.

If you are not completing your teacher education qualification at one of these institutions, you will need to provide a copy of your complete official academic transcript and evidence of course completion.

  • Australian Catholic University Victoria
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Deakin University
  • Eastern College Australia
  • Federation University Australia
  • Holmesglen Institute
  • La Trobe University
  • Melbourne Polytechnic
  • Monash University
  • RMIT University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • University of Melbourne
  • Victoria University

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If you have changed your name

We need to be informed if you have EVER been known by another name.

The name you use to register with us must match the name on the identification documents you provide. If you have changed your name, you will need to provide evidence of ALL changes of name by supplying a copy of one of the following: 

  • marriage certificate
  • divorce papers
  • name change certificate issued by a State or Territory Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • deed poll

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If you are completing a post-graduate teaching qualification

If you completed an undergraduate course – such as a Bachelor of Science – prior to the commencement of your post-graduate teaching qualification, you will need to provide copies of your undergraduate transcript and evidence of course completion, even if you completed your undergraduate study at the same institution as your teacher education qualification. Evidence of undergraduate qualifications may be obtained directly from the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

A copy of a full academic transcript for each qualification will be required for overseas qualifications. 

If you have been granted advanced standing

If you have been granted advanced standing or credit on previous studies in any of your qualifications being presented for registration, you will need to provide copies of transcript/s for the previous study. This is only required for overseas qualifications

If you need to undertake an English language competency test

If you are required to undertake an approved English language test to provide evidence of your competence in the English language, you will need to provide a copy of your certificate or a written statement from an accredited testing centre.  

Waiting times for an English language competency test can be lengthy – book your test well in advance.

If you need to provide an overseas Criminal Record Check

If you have resided in any country outside of Australia for 12 months or more within the last 10 years – and you were over the age of 18 – you will need to provide a correctly certified copy of a police certificate issued by the national police service in the country that you lived in.

Find out more about obtaining a police certificate from an overseas country.  

Waiting times for an overseas Criminal Record Check can be lengthy – make arrangements for the check well in advance.

If you have documents in a language other than English

If you have documents in a language other than English, you will need to provide copies of any relevant documents in the original language.

You must also provide translated copies. These translations must be prepared and certified as correct by a translator accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

NOTE: You must provide copies of both the original and the translated documents.

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