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How do I reset my Employer portal password?

You can reset your password by selecting Forgot your password? on the Employer portal login page.

This will prompt you to enter your username (i.e. your email address held by VIT).

You will receive an email with a reset password link - it is important that you only click on the link once. The email may take up to 2 hours to receive - ensure you check your junk mail folder. Please note: the link will expire within 24 hours.

We recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome. Check your junk mail and add VIT to your safe sender list.

If you cannot remember your password, and do not have access to the email address you set up your account with, please contact us.

How do I use the Employer portal?

The following video explains how to use the Employer portal to make sure your staff are registered to teach.

Video transcript: A user guide to the Employer Portal

How do I complete my teacher's application for (full) registration?

The following video explains how to complete a teacher's application for (full) registration in the Employer portal.

Video transcript: How to complete your teacher's application for (full) registration in your Employer portal

How do I manage an application for PTT?

The following video explains how to manage an application for PTT in the Employer portal.

Video transcript: Employer portal - how to manage an application for PTT

How do I manage an application for VET PTT?

The following video explains how to manage an application for VET PTT in the Employer portal.

Video transcript: How to manage an application for VET PTT

Can an unregistered teacher work in a classroom under the supervision of a registered teacher?

No. Under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, only persons who hold a current VIT registration or permission to teach (PTT) grant can undertake the duties of a teacher in a Victorian school. Victorian schools must not employ persons to undertake teaching duties if they do not hold current registration or a PTT grant, even if they are supervised by a registered teacher.

Can education support staff undertake certain teaching duties under the supervision of a registered teacher?

No. It is an offence under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 for anyone to undertake teaching duties in a Victorian school if they do not hold current registration or a permission to teach (PTT) grant (including education support staff under the supervision of a registered teacher).

The duties of a teacher, as defined in the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, are described as the 'delivery of an educational program or the assessment of student participation in an education program'.

An education program is defined as 'a school-based planned program of learning and assessment that delivers an approved curriculum and reports formally to parents about student progress. Schools have flexibility in the design of their education program to ensure sequencing of knowledge and skills across the years of schooling to support a progression of learning such that students of all achievement levels are able to progress'.

Can early childhood teachers teach in a school? / Can teachers teach in an early childhood service?

A person with an early childhood qualification to teach learners up to 8 years of age must hold ‘teacher registration’ in order to teach in primary setting. If they wish to teach in an early childhood service, they require ECT registration.

The type of VIT registration that ECTs are required to hold is determined by the sector they work in.

Type of qualification Type of registration Permissible teaching setting
Early childhood education
(learners up to 8 years old)
ECT Early childhood service, kindergarten and preschool
Teacher School
ECT and Teacher Early childhood service, kindergarten, preschool and school
Early childhood education
(learners up to 5 years old)
ECT Early childhood service, kindergarten and preschool

Please note:

  • schools must not employ persons who only hold ECT registration to undertake the duties of a teacher in a school - this applies to all primary / secondary school settings, including Cycle One Montessori; and
  • early childhood services must not employ a person in a substantive role if they only hold teacher registration (i.e. they must employ persons who hold either ECT registration or both teacher and ECT registration).
Can a person with non-practising registration undertake the duties of a teacher?

Non-practising teachers cannot teach in any Victorian primary, secondary or special school, or be employed/engaged as a registered early childhood teacher in a Victorian education and care service or a Victorian children’s service.

If a person with non-practising registration wishes to undertake the duties of a teacher or early childhood teacher, they must successfully apply to return to teaching they can return to the classroom.