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Under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, a Category B offence includes (but it not necessarily limited to) the following

  • sexual offences (other than rape or attempted rape) where the person against whom the offence was committed was not a child;
  • sexual offences where the person who committed the offence and the person against whom the offence was committed were children;
  • stalking;
  • distributing an intimate image or threating to distribute an intimate image;
  • some violent offences (other than murder and attempted murder); and
  • some drug offences such as trafficking or supplying a drug of dependence to a child.

If a person makes an application to VIT for registration / renewal of registration, VIT must refuse the application if

  • the person is currently charged with, or has been convicted or found guilty of a Category B offence; or 
  • VIT considers that the person poses an unjustifiable risk to children.

Prior to making this decision, VIT will provide the person with an opportunity to provide further information and documentation relating to the Category B offence.

If the person is a registered teacher, VIT may suspend all of their registrations if the person has been charged with a Category B offence.

Prior to making this decision, VIT will provide the person with an opportunity to provide further information and documentation relating to the Category B offence.