I am returning to teach from non-practising registration. What if I can't demonstrate the 20 days' practice and / or 20 hours' professional development requirements?
The same concessions for recency of practice and professional learning (as above) will apply.
Teachers should keep a record of the days of practice and hours of professional development they complete. For those who were still unable to meet the requirements for the registration period 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020 due to COVID-19, they will be given an option to declare this and renew their registration without meeting the requirement. VIT will allow these teachers another 12 months i.e. from 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021 to provide evidence to enable them to return to teaching from non-practising registration (20 days of teaching practice and 20 hours of professional learning).
How do I apply for non-practising registration?
If you have not met the professional practise and / or professional development renewal requirements, or are not currently working as a teacher in Victoria you can apply for non-practising registration. This registration allows you to maintain your registration but does not require you to maintain your professional practice or progress from provisional to (full) registration.
You can stay non-practising for as long as you wish provided you pay the annual fee and continue to meet suitability requirements. However, you cannot work as a teacher in a Victorian school or as an early childhood teacher in a Victorian early childhood service while you hold non-practising registration.