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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.


Health reasons

A person's registration in Australia or overseas may have been cancelled or suspended for health reasons such as a serious mental impairment or substance abuse or dependence.

Also see disciplinary reasons.

Higher education institution (HEI)

Higher education institution means a university, TAFE or other accredited post-secondary institution, that is registered by the Tertiary Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) or equivalent, which provides a course of higher education study.

Higher education study

Higher Education Study means Post Year 12 study undertaken at a university, TAFE or other accredited post-secondary institution.

Home schooling

Teachers and Early Childhood Teachers (ECTs) who provide home schooling are required to be registered as a home schooler with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) and must provide evidence of this. They will also be required to provide a statutory declaration that includes the number of days of home schooling they completed within the registration period.