Registration with permission to teach is intended only for individuals who are not qualified teachers but who have been offered short-term employment to undertake the duties of a teacher in delivering and/or assessing student participation in the school’s curriculum program.
An application for permission to teach (PTT) is required where:
1 a person is being engaged for the delivery and/or assessment of student participation in an educational program; and
2. the educational program is part of a curriculum that is:
authorised by the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (e.g. VELS, VCE, VCAL); or
authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation, or
in a non-government school, satisfies the VRQA requirements and is approved as the educational program of the school by the school’s governing body; and
3. the educational program forms part of the required curriculum for a student in that school; and
4. the person is being engaged because of their specific skills and experience in a particular subject or discipline and is required to deliver and/or assess student participation in the required curriculum for a student; and
5. the educational program is to be conducted at a school (as defined under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006).
Extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, supplementary instruction and support programs outside of the required curriculum generally require an instructor who does not undertake the duties of a teacher as defined above.
Integration aides, special needs support officers, chaplains and faith community leaders, guidance officers, career counsellors, sports coaches and instrumental music instructors who do not have the responsibility for delivery and assessment of student participation in an educational program are generally not considered to be undertaking the duties of a teacher and would not be required to hold permission to teach.
These positions may be staffed using direct supervision by registered teachers or in other arrangements under the Working with Children Act 2005.
Form D - Application for Permission to Teach (PDF - 522 KB)
Permission to Teach Policy (PDF - 96 KB)
FAQs specific to the Permission to Teach Policy (PDF - 88 KB)
Upgrading to a four-year qualified teacher