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Develop your teaching practice - apply for a VIT endorsed microcredential

The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) undertakes its function to regulate members of the teaching profession to ensure quality teaching in accordance with the Education and Training Reform Act (2006).  

In March 2021, the Act was amended to clarify VIT’s powers to accredit initial teacher education (ITE) programs and introduced new powers to endorse pathway programs and continuing education programs.

Over the past 2 years, VIT has been working with higher education providers to develop criteria to endorse high-quality continuing education programs and microcredentials, giving teachers, principals and early childhood managers the assurance that their professional learning meets emerging needs, and adds value to their knowledge and practice.

What are microcredentials?

Microcredentials are professional learning programs that are designed for qualified and registered teachers to develop their practice in a particular area of focus. 

VIT endorsed microcredentials

Through a pilot program with RMIT University and The University of Melbourne, VIT has endorsed the following microcredentials, which are open for enrolment. 


Completion of these programs can be used as evidence of professional learning for the purpose of maintaining teacher registration in Victoria.

RMIT University – Support for Casual Relief Teachers

The Support for Casual Relief Teachers microcredential is designed to equip teachers with the skills required to effectively perform as a casual relief teacher (CRT). This course focuses on four key areas

  1. lesson planning
  2. lesson differentiation
  3. classroom management
  4. building student rapport. 

You will explore the best ways to get started in a school, getting to know the community, understanding policies and procedures, and looking after your own wellbeing, as you proceed to support the development and skills required specifically by the CRT workforce.

Find out more or apply today

The University of Melbourne – Learning in Innovative Spaces

The Learning in Innovative Spaces microcredential is designed for qualified teachers to develop their professional knowledge and practice to align teaching and learning strategies for physical learning spaces. This includes spaces where the design allows for direct instruction, or team-based teaching and learning, or rapidly re-configured small-to-large or large-to-small learning spaces to the learning needs of a 21st century student.

Find out more or apply today.

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