As part of the process for moving to full registration, provisionally registered teachers / early childhood teachers (PRTs) are required to find a mentor to help guide them through VIT’s Inquiry process. This mentoring support is central to the development of new teachers and those who have been out of the teaching profession for an extended period of time.
Any teacher who wishes to become a mentor for a PRT moving to full registration should participate in a VIT-approved mentoring program.
The VIT recommends participating in the Effective Mentoring Program (EMP). We have also been working closely with Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools and Independent Schools Victoria to extend the reach of mentoring programs across Victoria.
Effective Mentoring Program
The VIT has developed useful guides to assist mentors and provisionally registered teachers with the Inquiry process.
Other mentoring programs
While teachers from all sectors are welcome to register for the Effective Mentoring Program, VIT has been working closely with Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS), Sandhurst Diocese, Ballarat Diocese, Sale Diocese and Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) to extend the reach of mentoring programs across Victoria.
- Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools
- Catholic Diocese of Sale
- Catholic Diocese of Ballarat
- Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst
- Independent Schools Victoria
Mentor Coordinator Workshop
In response to feedback, VIT will again be offering a free Mentor Coordinator Workshop in 2022.
The workshop is tailored to those responsible for directing and supervising the induction, mentoring and application for full registration process for new and returning teachers.
It's expected that participants have completed the Effective Mentoring Program (EMP) or other approved VIT mentoring program within the last 3 years. The day will focus on strategies and processes to support workplaces and associated mentors to ensure a strong and supportive induction experience that underpins the VIT Inquiry process.
Each year, VIT delivers PRT seminars that assist PRTs move from provisional to full registration. The seminars cover
- requirements for gaining full registration
- evidence-based processes using the Inquiry process
- professional obligations, including the Codes of Conduct and Ethics
- access to information and resources.
In 2022, VIT will host a range of seminars, including seminars dedicated to casual relief teachers (CRTs). Seminars will commence at 4pm and finish at 5pm.
Due to current COVID-19 related government restrictions, seminars will be delivered online in Term 1 2022. Limited face-to-face seminars will be scheduled in Term 2, 3 and 4, however may return to an online format if required (participants will be notified in advance of any changes).
Term 1 seminars are now available to book and additional seminars will be published shortly for Term 2, 3 and 4.
Last updated: 16 Jan 2023