The VIT is governed by a 14-member Council that is informed by a number of committees. Advice from the VIT Council and committees informs the work undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer and VIT’s six branches.
The current VIT Council was appointed in June 2019 for a three-year term.
Thirteen members of the Council are appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister for Education. The fourteenth member is the nominee of the Secretary of the Department of Education and Training.
Members include the Chairperson and representatives of key stakeholder groups such as parents, teacher employers, teacher educators and education unions. The Secretary of the Department of Education and Training or a nominee also sits on the Council.
Peter Corcoran, Chief Executive Officer
Peter has a wealth of relevant experience and a passionate commitment to delivering quality service to Victorian citizens. Peter commenced his professional life as a teacher and this relevant experience combined with his subsequent wide-ranging leadership responsibilities demonstrate his strength in engaging with key stakeholders and staff.
Peter’s most recent position was Director of Maritime Safety with Transport Safety Victoria, during which time he was responsible, among other things, for the regulation of 400,000 licenced operators of commercial and recreational vessels. Prior to this, Peter was Director of the Victorian Taxi Directorate for four years during a period of significant challenge and transformation.
After a rigorous process, the appointment panel unanimously selected Peter, convinced he has the personal and professional qualities to lead VIT into its next phase as a leading, widely-respected agency that ensures the quality of Victorian teachers.