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All teachers are required to complete the annual registration process by 30 September each year in order to maintain their registration. The annual registration process applies to all registration categories.

Annual registration requirements

The annual registration process must be completed via the teacher’s MyVIT account. The types of tasks required to complete the annual registration process differ depending on the type of registration they hold.

Registration category Annual registration fee Suitability declarations 20 days professional practice ¹ 20 hours professional learning Five-yearly NCCHC ²
(Full) registration :icon-for-yes :icon-for-yes :icon-for-yes :icon-for-yes :icon-for-yes
Provisional registration :icon-for-yes :icon-for-no :icon-for-no :icon-for-no :icon-for-yes
Non-practising registration :icon-for-yes :icon-for-yes :icon-for-no :icon-for-no :icon-for-yes
Permission to teach :icon-for-yes :icon-for-no :icon-for-no :icon-for-no :icon-for-yes
¹ Some exceptions may apply. See the Professional practice and learning requirements page for more information.
² There is an additional fee included for teachers required to update their NCCHC.
Useful Resource

New to using MyVIT? Check out our FAQs page for more information on how to log into and use your MyVIT account to maintain your registration.

Teachers who hold (full) registration

Teachers who hold (full) registration are required to do the following within the current registration period (1 October to 30 September)

If a (fully) registered teacher was unable to practice for at least 20 days as a teacher within the current registration period, they will be provided with the option to declare they have undertaken one of the following

  • 40 days in the previous two years
  • 60 days in the previous three years
  • 80 days in the previous four years, or
  • 100 days in the previous five years

Teachers who hold provisional registration or permission to teach

Teachers who hold provisional registration or permission to teach are required to

Related

It is expected that provisionally registered teachers are meeting the recency of practice and professional learning requirements as part of the moving to (full) registration process and are, therefore, not required to demonstrate these requirements during the annual registration process. Visit the Moving to (full) registration page to find out more.

Teachers who hold non-practising registration

Teachers who hold non-practising registration are required to

Teachers who hold dual registration

Those who hold two types of registration (both teacher and early childhood teacher registration) are only required to complete the annual registration process once by 30 September each year – successfully renewing one registration category will mean that both have been renewed.

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What happens if I don’t meet my obligations?

While some exceptions exist, it is expected that teachers who cannot meet their recency of practice and/or professional learning obligations should apply for non-practising registration.

Once they have moved to non-practising registration, the teacher will not be permitted to work as a teacher in any school or early childhood setting until they return to teaching from non-practising registration.

If a teacher does not complete their annual registration tasks and make payment by 30 September each year, a late fee is applied and they are given a three-month grace period until 31 December.

During this time, they will remain registered and (if they hold a practising registration) will be able to work as a teacher in a Victorian school or as an early childhood teacher in an early childhood service while they hold registration.

If they do not complete the annual registration requirements by 31 December, the following applies

  • Those who hold (full) registration or non-practising registration will have their registration expired and will be removed from the Register of teachers. If this occurs, they will no longer be able to undertake the duties of a teacher and will have to submit a new application for registration. They will have to fulfill all current registration requirements and will not be able to undertake the duties of a teacher until their application has been assessed and approved by VIT.
  • Those who hold provisional registration or permission to teach will have their registration suspended and will be removed from the Register of teachers. If this occurs, they will no longer be able to undertake the duties of a teacher until they have made payment and successfully revoked their suspension.

Last updated: 21 Jul 2021