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Code of Conduct review

The revised Victorian Teaching Profession’s Code of Conduct

An introduction to the key changes in the revised Victorian Teaching Profession's Code of Conduct

Background into the Code of Conduct Review

The background to the review of the Victorian Teaching Profession's Code of Conduct

General

Professional Boundaries Workshop

Representatives from the teaching profession and other key stakeholder groups got together to discuss revisions to the Victorian Teaching Profession's Code of Conduct

Digital professionalism

Minimising the risks - the online environment is an ever-expanding resource, which provides great opportunities for teachers. And some serious traps to avoid.

Case studies

Case study 'Ron': treating learners with courtesy and dignity

This is a hypothetical case study based on real events. A teacher's comments have a detrimental effect on a learner.

Case study 'Annika': mandatory reporting

This is a hypothetical case study based on real events. An early childhood teacher fails to report an incident concerning a learner.

Case study 'Irina': touching a learner with a valid reason

This is a hypothetical case study based on real events. A teacher in a special education school grabs a learner's arm to ensure they don't cross the road into the path of an oncoming car.

Case study ‘Kane’: the personal conduct of a teacher

This is a hypothetical case study based on real events. An early childhood teacher throws a taxi driver’s phone to the ground during an argument.

Case study 'Ben': relationships with learners

This is a hypothetical case study based on real events. A teacher writes several comments on a learner's social media profile. 

Case study 'John': relationship with a former student

This is a hypothetical case study based on real events. A teacher develops a relationship with a former student. 

Case study 'Aaron': impairment

This is a hypothetical case study based on real events. A teacher is investigated for drinking before class and is assessed on his fitness to teach.

Case study: 'Luke' shoplifting

This is a hypothetical case study based on real events. A teacher is found guilty of an indictable offence and is assessed on his fitness to teach. 

Case study 'Brendan and Ella': communications with a learner

This is a hypothetical case study based on real events. A teacher is added by a student on Snapchat, and this leads to a potential conduct issue. 

Case Study 'Elisha': drug possession

This is a hypothetical case study based on real events. A teacher is arrested for possession of a drug of dependence.