When will I receive a new card?

Your new registration card will be issued after your annual registration tasks are completed and assessed. Cards may take up to 30 working days to arrive during the annual registration period.

If you are required to complete a five-yearly Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC), your card may be delayed, as VIT is unable to issue a current registration card until your NCCHC has been updated and assessed.

Remember that your registration is valid until 31 December 2020, and you don’t need a new registration card in order to teach. Employers can be satisfied that if your name appears on the public register, then you hold valid VIT registration. If your name is displayed in red, you hold non-practising registration and are not able to undertake the duties of a teacher / early childhood teacher.

Once you have completed your annual registration requirements including making payment, you’ll notice that your expiry date changes to the following year on the public register.

Can I work without a card?

You don’t need a card to prove that you are a registered teacher. Employers can be satisfied that if your name appears on the public register, then you hold valid VIT registration. If your name is displayed in red, you hold non-practising registration and are not able to undertake the duties of a teacher / early childhood teacher.

If you show on the public register as holding current / practising teacher registration, you can undertake the duties of a teacher in a school, or use your registration to undertake child-related work in lieu of a Working With Children Check.

If you show on the public register as holding current / practising early childhood teacher registration you can undertake the duties of an early childhood teacher in an early childhood service, or use your registration to undertake child-related work in lieu of a Working With Children Check.

If you show on the public register (in red) as holding non-practising registration, you can use your registration to undertake child-related work in lieu of a Working With Children Check. You must not undertake the duties of a teacher in a Victorian school, or early childhood teacher in a Victorian early childhood service.

If you use your teacher registration in lieu of a Working With Children Check to undertake child-related work other than teaching, you must notify Working With Children Check Victoria.

Why is my registration card only valid for a few months?

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

If you have an approval expiry date earlier than 31 December 2020, you will not be invoiced an annual registration fee until you have been approved for a further period of registration.

Where a fee is payable for a period less than 12 months, or between 13 and 14 months, we will calculate it on a pro rata basis.

Provisional card

Provisional registration is granted for a period of two years from the date of approval. Your card will either reflect the end of your 2-year provisional registration or your payment expiry date - whichever comes first.

If you are provisionally registered and card expiry / the date on the public register is coming up in the next 3 months, you need to either apply for (full) registration or reapply for provisional registration.

Permission to teach card

Permission to teach (PTT) is granted for a fixed period of time, and does not have a grace period. The approval date on the public register reflects the last day you can work in the approved teaching position. Your card will either reflect the end of PTT registration or your payment expiry date - whichever comes first.

If you hold PTT and your card expiry / the date on the public register is coming up in the next 3 months, and a school wishes to employ you beyond this date, you and the school should begin the process of applying for a subsequent grant of permission to teach. Please refer to the latest PTT policy for eligibility requirements.

Full registration card

Registration application fees are charged on a pro rata basis. In general, if you apply for registration before July, your payment expiry date will be 30 September of the current year. If you apply for registration between July and December, your payment expiry date will be 30 September of the following year.