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The VIT has compiled definitions for our most frequently used terms, government departments and regulatory bodies. If you are unable to find a specific term in this list, please contact us.


Fitness to teach

Fitness to teach is defined as whether the character, reputation and conduct of a person are such that the person should be allowed to teach in a school.

A teacher’s behaviour, whether in the practice of teaching or in their private lives, may demonstrate qualities of a kind that indicate that person is not fit to practice as a teacher.

Freedom of information

Teachers have the right to request access to their personal information held by VIT. They also have the right to request that VIT corrects their information where necessary. Requests for access to documents containing personal information and in the control of VIT are handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 or Information Privacy Principle 6.

VIT's Freedom of Information statement contains details regarding the following matters

  • organisation and functions
  • categories of documents
  • FOI arrangements
  • publications
  • rules, policies, and procedures
  • report literature

View the full Freedom of information statement on the website

Full registration

Full registration means that you are a qualified teaching professional who has demonstrated the following requirements

  • a demonstrated proficiency in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
  • the ability to maintain professional practice
  • suitability to teach.