Freedom of Information statement

VIT's Freedom of Information statement

This statement is made as a result of Part II of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), and contains details of the information the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) holds and which may be accessible through the FOI Act.

Organisation and functions

The VIT is the regulator of the teaching profession. Information about its structure, function, governing legislation and organisation structure can be found on the VIT’s website under the tab “about us” and in VIT Annual Reports.

Information about how to make a request for access to information under the FOI Act can be found on our Freedom of Information statement page. Members of the public can contact VIT seeking information on any aspect of its work. 

Categories of documents

A majority of the documents that VIT creates and handles is in respect of the application for registration of teachers under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (ETRA) and matters related to those registrations.

The VIT maintains two public registers; a register of teachers and a register of Disciplinary Action.

The other categories of documents held by VIT are in respect of the administrative and operational functions including:

  • correspondence
  • meeting records
  • financial records
  • policies and procedures
  • publications
  • investigation files.

FOI arrangements

Under the FOI Act, you have a right to request information and access documents about your personal affairs and, in certain cases, VIT activities.

Access and correction

Teachers have the right to request access to their personal information held by VIT. Teachers also have the right to request that VIT correct their information where necessary. Requests for access to documents containing personal information and in the control of VIT are handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 or Information Privacy Principle 6. Such requests can be made to VIT by contacting:

Geoffrey Coates
Freedom of Information and Information Privacy Officer
p. (03) 8601 6124
e. geoff.coates@vit.vic.edu.au

Publications / Reports

The VIT publishes a wide range of documents and publications that are made available to the public free of charge.