Published 23 Aug 2023
2023-24 annual registration period
Teacher registration is important in maintaining professional status and public confidence in the profession, and to provide for the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
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.
This year teachers will receive their invoices in the mail and via email, with subsequent reminders via email and SMS. Invoices will start to arrive from late August. You don't need to wait for your invoice to arrive, simply login to your MyVIT account and complete your registration tasks from 23 August 2023.
To ensure you receive all correspondence from VIT, it's important that you keep your details current through your MyVIT account.
If you no longer wish to teach in one or both categories, login to your MyVIT account and complete a cessation of registration form for the registration type you no longer require. Please note that once your registration has ceased, you will no longer be allowed to teach in Victoria.
Note: If you completed your tasks prior to receiving your invoice, please disregard the invoice as it was generated before you made payment.
How to complete your annual registration tasks
- Log in to your MyVIT account - your username is the email address listed on VIT’s system (and is provided in your email and paper invoice notification).
- You can reset your password by clicking on 'Forgot your password?'. You will receive an email with a reset password link - it is important that you only click on the link once. The email may take up to 2 hours to receive - check your junk mail folder. Please note: the link will expire within 24 hours.
Please do not attempt to set up a new account, as this will cause duplicate accounts and delay your ability to complete your annual registration tasks. If you do not receive a password reset link, please check that your junk mail and ensure that VIT has been added to your safe senders list.
- Select the orange ‘complete registration tasks’ tile and follow the prompts.
You will receive an email notification once your registration has been approved, and your expiry date on the public register and in your MyVIT account will be updated. If you are due for a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC) or declare a suitability matter, your application may require additional assessment. The VIT will contact you directly if further information is required to assess your application.
Registration cards will be issued within 30 business days of your registration tasks being assessed and approved, however you don't need a card to prove your registration.
Note: In response to feedback from previous renewal periods regarding a more sustainable solution for the plastic-coated cards, the VIT is currently exploring an option for digital registration cards in future.
If you have a question, check out our full range of annual registration FAQs.
Watch the video below to find out everything you need to know about completing annual registration tasks.
Watch the video below for a step-by-step guide on how to complete the proof of identity – address history module.
Upon payment, teachers will be prompted to view or download a copy of your receipt. Teachers can also view and download payment history at any time through their MyVIT account by navigating to the 'View applications' tile. Right-click the down arrow (on the far right side) of the relevant application and select ‘View receipt’.
To request a copy of pre-2021 invoices for tax-purposes, please email VIT.
The VIT considers suitability in the context of whether you may have an impairment that seriously detrimentally affects, or is likely to seriously detrimentally affect, your ability to practise as a teacher. Impairments are broadly defined, and consist of physical or mental impairments, disabilities, conditions or disorders including substance abuse or dependence
When making declarations about your suitability to teach, please don't declare physical or mental impairments that do not seriously detrimentally affect, or are unlikely to seriously detrimentally affect, your ability to practise as a teacher (e.g. pregnancy, broken bones, provisional registration as a 'condition' on interstate registration).
If you are due for a 5-yearly Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check
All teachers, regardless of their registration category, are required to undertake a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC) once every five years from the date they registered with VIT. This generally occurs as part of the annual registration process, within the application.
In order to process an NCCHC, teachers are required to provide the following information
- country, state and town of birth
- proof of identity documentation
- name history including any aliases and supporting documentation for any name changes such as a marriage certificate or deed poll, and
- full residential address history – both within Australia and overseas – for the past five years.
Visit the Proof of identity page for a list of accepted documentation.
Annual registration requirements for Permission to Teach (PTT)
Registered teachers are required to complete annual registration tasks by 30 September each year in order to maintain their registration.
If you hold permission to teach (PTT), you are required to do the following within each registration period (1 October to 30 September)
- complete a five-yearly Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC) as required
- pay an annual registration fee.
If you do not complete your annual registration tasks and make payment by 30 September each year, a late fee is applied and you are given a three-month grace period until 31 December to complete your tasks. During this time, you will remain registered and will be able to work as a teacher in a Victorian school, as specified in your PTT grant.
If you do not complete the annual registration requirements by 31 December, your PTT grant will be suspended and you will be removed from the register of teachers. If this occurs, you will no longer be able to undertake the duties of a teacher until you have made payment and successfully revoked your suspension.
PTT (COVID-19) holders are not required to renew their registration, as this grant is for the 2023 school year only. PTT (COVID-19) holders are encouraged to apply for provisional registration as soon as possible if they wish to continue teaching in 2024.