Early Childhood Australia’s Code of Ethics is a set of statements about appropriate and expected behaviour of early childhood professionals. It reflects current pedagogical research and practice, and provides a framework for reflection about the ethical responsibilities of early childhood professionals.
The Victorian Teaching Profession’s Code of Conduct has been developed for and by the Victorian teaching profession; it identifies a set of principles, which describe the professional conduct, personal conduct and professional competence expected of a teacher by their colleagues and their community.
There are overlaps between the two codes in professional conduct and professional competence. These documents are complementary, and an early childhood teacher should conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with both codes.
The Victorian Teaching Profession Code of Conduct applies to all teachers and early childhood teachers registered with VIT.