12 JANUARY 2018
The Victorian Institute of Teaching has so far welcomed over 2,800 of our newest generation of Victorian teachers and early childhood teachers through the 2017 end of year graduate registration process.
We understand how important it is for graduates to hold registration so they can gain meaningful employment after their studies.
To this end, we have significantly improved our application process for graduates this year, including
- a new online application platform, which is a more efficient and user-friendly experience;
- use of the Digital Verification Service (DVS) to confirm proof of identity (this replaces the need to provide certified hardcopy documents);
- acceptance of My eQuals information, replacing the need for graduates to provide hardcopy qualification transcripts; and
- automated links to ACER to confirm Literacy & Numeracy test results.
Our staff have been working tirelessly to ensure the applications are reviewed and completed as quickly as possible, so graduates can join the profession and start using their skills.
The application approval process is moving very quickly, and applicants are afforded a quick approval turnaround so they can start teaching in Victoria as soon as possible, however not at the expense of due diligence. Our processes are efficient, yet robust, ensuring learners are taught by teachers and early childhood teachers of the highest ethical and professional standards.
The remaining applicants are either awaiting evidence of successful course completion, confirmation of successful completion of the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education students, or have been required to provide further information regarding their application.
All of these applicants have been contacted and are aware of the status of their application.
We are still seeing graduates lodge new applications for registration. While we will, of course, do what we can to prioritise these applications, there are processes – such as the National Police History Check conducted by an external agency which can take up to 20 working days to complete – that impact processing times.
How principals and early childhood managers can check if a graduate is registered
Principals and early childhood managers can check whether a graduate is currently registered to teach and what type of registration they hold by:
- accessing the register of teachers
- viewing your 'All Teachers' list within the ec service portal, school portal or employer portal (for teachers linked to your education setting)
- Note: Registration cards can take up to 15 business days to be delivered.
We have also established a dedicated contact address for any graduate who is concerned that they are not yet registered. Please encourage them to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please contact VIT.
We wish your newly graduated teachers a smooth transition into the profession in 2018.
Note for graduates awaiting registration
If you intend to teach in 2018 and have not yet applied for registration, please do so as a matter of urgency. If we have contacted you seeking any additional information to complete your application, please ensure you provide this to us as soon as possible.
If you are not sure what is required or need to contact us for any reason, you can call us on 1300 888 067 during business hours. Alternatively, you can email us at any time.
The VIT wishes all graduates a long and fulfilling career as educators in Victoria.