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Registration card production stops during July and August due to the start of the new registration year.

2024-25 annual registration period

Annual registration will open mid August.

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 to maintain their registration. The annual registration process applies to all registration categories. 

This year teachers will receive their invoices via email, with subsequent reminders via email and SMS. Only those who opted-in for a paper invoice will receive notifications via mail.

You don't need to wait for your invoice to arrive, simply login to your MyVIT account and complete your registration tasks from mid August. 

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.

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 you 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.
In 2025, VIT aims to deliver an efficient end-to-end digital self-service experience and create a completely online registration process by introducing digital registration cards. More information about this exciting project will be provided in the coming months.

Tax receipts 

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.

Suitability declarations

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 or broken bones). 

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 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) 

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.

Frequently asked questions

I haven't received an invoice notification or reset password email

Invoices will start to arrive from mid August, staggered over 2 weeks. Emails may have been sent to your junk mail / spam folder. To ensure you receive regular updates and important information about your registration, please add to your safe senders list.

How do I know if I’ve successfully completed my annual registration tasks?

You will receive an email notification (check your junk mail), your expiry date will be updated to 30/09/2025 on the public register (if you are fully registered) and your application will be marked as ‘complete in your MyVIT account (navigate to ‘Applications’ via the ‘Registration details’ tile).

I'm having trouble accessing MyVIT

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How can I complete the 'Contact details' module?

Under the Education and Training Reform Act, teachers are required to notify VIT of any changes to their contact details. 

In order to complete the 'Contact details' module in your annual registration application, please scroll to the bottom of the screen and select either ' Update my details' or 'My details are correct'.

Why is it taking so long for my application for renewal of registration to be finalised?

As a regulator of the teaching profession, VIT assesses all applications to ensure a person is eligible and suitable to hold registration. This assessment not only ensures only qualified and suitable people are able to undertake the duties of a teacher, it provides for the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

Most renewal of registration applications are assessed on the day of submission. In some cases, applications may take longer to assess.

The length of time taken to assess an application depends on each applicant's circumstances, and will only be fully assessed once all documentation has been provided. Read more about the assessment process.

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