When does my provisional registration expire?

Your provisional registration does not expire on 30 September - this is when you pay your registration and will bring you in-line with the annual registration process for future years - search the register to check the date your provisional registration expires. Your card will either reflect the end of your 2-year provisional registration or your payment expiry date - whichever comes first.

To meet your responsibilities as a registered teacher, before the end of your second year of provisional registration you should apply for (full) registration. If you are unable to apply for (full) registration or if you are not in a position to demonstrate you have achieved the Proficient Teacher standards before your registration expires, you may need to apply for a further grant of provisional registration.

An application for a further grant of provisional registration is assessed on its individual merits and is not guaranteed approval. You will be required to submit detailed information outlining

  1. why you have not been able to complete the inquiry approach and apply for (full) registration
  2. how you intend to do this in the next period of provisional registration (if granted)
  3. any other exceptional circumstances.

To apply for a further grant of provisional registration, log into your MyVIT account and complete an application form.

Do I need to do 20 hours of PD as a PRT?

The 20 hours of professional development is a renewal of registration requirement for (fully) registered teachers. PRTs are not obligated to undertake set hours of PD to maintain provisional registration. It is expected that PRTs will continue their professional development through their inquiry in the (full) registration process.

What do I do if I can’t move to (full) registration within two years?

If you have been unable to undertake the (full) registration process within the first two years, you may need to apply for a further grant of provisional registration.

An application for a further grant of provisional registration is assessed on its individual merits and is not guaranteed approval. You will be required to submit detailed information outlining

  1. why you have not been able to complete the inquiry approach and apply for (full) registration;
  2. how you intend to do this in the next period of provisional registration (if granted); and
  3. any other exceptional circumstances.

I am an experienced teacher, why do I have to do an inquiry?

The (full) registration process is used to provide a consistent means to evidence the standards that has comparability across schools and teaching contexts. It’s recognised as an effective vehicle for professional learning for teachers of any experience, so has value even if a teacher has taught extensively.

As an experienced teacher, you will understand our need to ensure all newly registered teachers meet the required professional practice standards. All teachers who are registered with VIT are required to do this, whether they have previous teaching experience or not. This is also consistent with the national agreements that apply to all Australian teacher regulators.