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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.


Verification of identity (VOI)

The Education and Training Reform Act 2006 provides that all applicants are required to provide consent for a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC). Once registered, teachers must undergo an NCCHC every 5 years.

In order to meet the requirements for a NCCHC, an applicant / teacher must have their identity verified by an authorised third party. The verification of identity form is completed as part of an application for registration.

VICPol weekly wash

A weekly criminal record check of all registered teachers conducted by Victoria Police.

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

The statutory authority responsible for the provision of curriculum and assessment programs for students in Victoria.

VIT Council

VIT is governed by a Council which oversees the operations of the VIT and ensures the legislated functions are performed effectively and efficiently in a high performance environment and that the reputation of VIT is maintained and enhanced.

The VIT Council consists of up to twelve members, with the majority being registered teachers or persons who are engaged or employed as early childhood teachers. Council members, including the Chairperson, are appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister for Education.

Council members possess the skills, experience and qualifications that are relevant to enable the Council to exercise its powers and perform its duties and functions. Council will include persons who have knowledge of, or experience in, the areas of management, finance, law and corporate governance.

The current VIT Council was formed in June 2019, following appointments made by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister for Education. The new Council members were appointed for a three year term ending 30 June 2022. The Council has also refreshed its charter, including the formation of five committees. This is the 6th Council since VIT’s inception and for the first time features two representatives from the early childhood sector.