09 MARCH 2018
Professional and ethical responsibilities
If you’re provisionally registered and planning to undertake the (full) registration process this year, here are some recent changes to this process.
As you aware, teachers are not only responsible for young people’s learning but also need to implement curriculum and legislative requirements relating to the wellbeing and safety of learners within your learning environment.
In the light of the Child Safe Standards and the Reportable Conduct Scheme, VIT has made some changes to the (full) registration process by providing specific expectations in respect to these areas.
In support of an application for (full) registration, you will need to present evidence of your competence against Standards 4.4, 4.5, 7.1 and 7.2 by providing to your workplace recommendation panel:
- a brief report describing your understanding of your legislative, administrative, organisational and professional requirements, policies and processes relating to child safety and welfare;
- evidence of a professional conversation based on the above report; and
- a brief report reflecting on your professional discussion(s) about how you establish appropriate relationships and maintain professional boundaries with your learners.
Section 2C Maintaining Child Safety and Welfare and Section 4B Maintaining Professional Relationships have been added to the template for evidence of professional practice in the Supporting Provisionally Registered Teachers Guide PDF, 13189.8 KB.
VIT recognises that some teachers may already be part way through / near completion of gathering evidence for the provisional to (full) registration process. As such, these changes will take effect for evidence presented by PRTs to workplace panels after 30 June 2018.
Recognition of previous teaching experience
From 1 October 2017, VIT has only recognised previous teaching experience when it is part of an initial application for immediate (full) registration. This conforms to national consistencies in registration.
Provisionally registered teachers who have been recognised with previous teaching experience by VIT must apply for (full) registration by 30 September 2018, if they wish to use that previous experience in their application.
From 1 October 2018, the process to apply for (full) registration utilising previous teaching experience will no longer be available.
From that time, all provisionally registered teachers will be required to demonstrate their teaching proficiency by completing an inquiry into their practice and documenting evidence of their practice against the Proficient Teacher descriptors of the APST.