All applicants and registered teachers must provide consent for Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Checks (NCCHC) and State police checks to be conducted as part of their application and ongoing registration with VIT.
This consent is provided by reading and confirming understanding of the following information.
Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Checks
The VIT may conduct a NCCHC at the time of initial application, and at least once every five (5) years. In addition, VIT may conduct a NCCHC at any other time during the period of registration if there are circumstances that make this necessary or appropriate. The purpose of these checks is to determine whether the teacher is suitable to be registered and remain registered as a teacher and/or early childhood teacher in Victoria.
The VIT will periodically seek the teacher's written consent to conduct these checks and to update the personal information that is used to conduct these checks. This will occur at least once every five (5) years.
As part of your application for registration, the teacher will acknowledge that they have read, understood, and consented to the following
- The VIT will collect the following information and documents as part of my application for registration
- all names and aliases to which I am known, or have been known (including all current and former surnames and given name(s))
- date and place of my birth
- my gender
- my residential addresses for the last 5 years, and
- various identification documents.
- I understand that I need to fully and correctly disclose this personal information as part of my application for registration.
- I acknowledge that VIT is authorised by the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) to collect this personal information.
- I acknowledge that a failure to provide this information may result in my application for registration with VIT being deemed incomplete and that it may not be processed.
- I also acknowledge that the provision of false or misleading information in my application for registration is a serious offence.
- I understand that the purpose for collecting this information is to conduct a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC). This form of criminal record check is in a category for which exclusions from spent conviction legislation applies.
- In order to conduct the NCCHC, I acknowledge that my personal information (including all of the names that I have provided in my application, and any names that are featured on my identity documents) will be disclosed to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) (an Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia) and police agencies in the states and territories of Australia, including Victoria Police.
- I consent to the ACIC and police agencies collecting and using this information for the purpose of conducting the NCCHC.
- I consent to the police agencies disclosing to the ACIC, from their records, police history information that can be disclosed in accordance with the law of the Commonwealth, States and Territories and in accordance with the relevant jurisdiction’s information release policies.
- I consent to the ACIC disclosing the information sourced from the police agencies to VIT.
- I consent to VIT collecting and using this information for the purpose of determining whether I am suitable to teach. These assessments are completed at the time of application, and throughout the period of my registration with VIT.
- I also acknowledge that it is usual practice for my personal information to be disclosed to police agencies for law enforcement purposes including the investigation of any outstanding criminal offences and the purposes set out in the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (Cth).
- If I have any disputes about the result of my police check, I understand that I am required to contact VIT in the first instance. It is VIT’s responsibility to accept the complaint and escalate it to the ACIC for resolution.
State police checks
The VIT may conduct a check with Victoria Police at the time of application and at any other time during the period of registration. The purpose of these checks is to determine whether the teacher is suitable to teach and to be registered and remain registered as a teacher and/or early childhood teacher in Victoria.
The VIT has arrangements in place with Victoria Police to conduct weekly checks of all registered teachers in Victoria to determine whether they have been charged, convicted or found guilty of any criminal offence in Victoria.
Last updated: 10 Jul 2021