The VIT recognises the impact of COVID-19 on the teaching profession.
If teachers are unable to demonstrate at least 20 days of teaching / educational leadership / equivalent practice in the past 12 months, they will be provided with the option to declare that they have undertaken
- 40 days teaching at any time during the previous two years
- 60 days over the previous three years
- 80 days over the previous four years
- 100 days over the previous five years.
Where possible, teachers should keep a record of the days they complete.
Any professional learning undertaken from 1 October 2020 until 30 September 2021 counts towards your 20 hours of professional learning.
The VIT acknowledges that many face-to-face professional learning activities are not taking place due to COVID-19. While this may have disrupted professional learning plans, it is expected that teachers will be able to undertake collaborative online learning, professional reading and other online professional learning activities as well as workplace provided opportunities.
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Where possible, teachers should keep a record of the hours they complete.
For teachers who are still unable to meet the requirements due to COVID-19 during 2021, this will not be an impediment. For teachers who are still unable to meet the requirements due to COVID-19 during 2021, this will not be an impediment. As part of their 2021 annual registration tasks, teachers will be given the option to declare that they have been impacted by COVID-19. The VIT will extend their registration for 12 months. During the registration period 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022, they will be required to complete
- 20 days teaching or educational leadership in a school or early childhood setting
- 20 hours of professional learning activity that references the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST).