What is annual registration?

The VIT registration year runs from 1 October to 30 September. Each year all teachers will have one or more modules due to ensure they remain registered for the coming year. The modules include completing declarations about recency of practice and suitability to teach; consenting to a 5 yearly Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check; and making payment.

Depending on your registration type, status, and how long you have held registration you will need to complete a combination of the above tasks. The tasks that apply to you will show within your MyVIT account from the end of July and are due by 30 September. 

What does renewal of registration mean and does it apply to me?

Teachers who hold (full) registration are required to make an application each year to renew their registration. This includes completing renewal modules – professional learning and professional practice – and making declarations regarding suitability to teach. If this applies to you, the modules will show in your MyVIT account.

Teachers with (full) registration have demonstrated that their professional practice against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) standards at the proficient level. To maintain (full) registration, you are required to renew your registration annually. 

To successfully renew your registration, you will need to make declarations

  • that you have practised for at least 20 days as a teacher / educational leader (or undertaken equivalent practice)
  • that you have completed at least 20 hours of professional learning activity that references the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Read more about renewal and understanding the PD requirements

What if I don’t want to maintain my registration?

If you no longer wish to be a registered teacher / early childhood teacher, please login to your MyVIT account and complete a cessation of registration form.

What happens if I don’t complete my annual registration tasks?

If you do not complete your annual registration requirements by 30 September 2020 you will be given a three month grace period until 31 December 2020. During this time, you will remain registered and able to work as a teacher in a Victorian school or as an early childhood teacher in an early childhood service while you hold registration (other than non-practising).

If you do not complete your annual registration requirements by 31 December 2020, you will be removed from the register (either by expiry or suspension). If this occurs you will not be able to work as a teacher in a Victorian school or as an early childhood teacher in an early childhood service.

What does it mean to have my registration suspended?

If you have an expiry date later than 31 December 2020 and fail to complete your annual registration requirements, you will be suspended from teaching in Victoria.

This could apply to you if you hold Permission to Teach (PTT) or provisional registration.

If you are suspended, you can apply to have the suspension revoked through your MyVIT account if you complete the outstanding requirements and provide a satisfactory written explanation for your failure to complete these by the due date.

What does it mean if my registration expires?

If you have an expiry date before 31 December 2020 and fail to complete your annual registration tasks, your registration will expire and you will be removed from the register.

If you have been removed from the register and you wish to resume teaching you will need to log into your MyVIT account to re-apply for registration (and meet all the current registration requirements). You will not be able to resume teaching until your application has been assessed and approved by VIT.

I don’t want to teach after the end of the year, do I have to renew in September to finish out my teaching year?

Teachers with an expiry date of 30 September 2020 will remain on the public register for a three month grace period, and are able to teach until 31 December 2020.

If you hold provisional registration or permission to teach (PTT), you will have a payment expiry date and an approval expiry date which are different. All teachers have a payment expiry date of 30 September 2020.

Provided you show on the public register as holding current / practising registration, you can continue to use your registration to teach.

If you are not planning on teaching past 31 December 2020, you should apply for non-practising registration or nominate the date you wish to cease your registration by logging into your MyVIT account and completing a cessation of registration form.

I will be interstate / overseas / offline during the annual registration period – can I complete it when I return? 

You can complete all annual registration requirements online (usually within 10 minutes) by logging into your MyVIT account from late July.

If you do not complete your annual registration requirements by 30 September 2020 you will be given a three month grace period until 31 December 2020. During this time you will remain registered and able to work as a teacher in a Victorian school or as an early childhood teacher in an early childhood service.

If you do not complete your annual registration requirements by 31 December 2020, you will be removed from the register (either by expiry or suspension). If this occurs you will not be able to work as a teacher in a Victorian school or as an early childhood teacher in an early childhood service.