15 JUNE 2020
VIT regularly receives requests for advice from teachers and the general public on matters relating to teacher registration or conduct, and we’re glad to assist.
We also receive questions about employment issues or curriculum matters, requests for professional development or services that you might expect from an industrial advocate or membership organisation. VIT is an independent regulatory body, and these aren’t matters we’re able to assist you with.
So it’s important to clarify who we are, and who we’re not.
VIT is an independent, self-funding government authority, regulating the teaching profession in the public interest. Although we report to the Minister for Education, we’re not part of the Department of Education and Training.
What we do
- register teachers and early childhood teachers
- establish and maintain standards of professional practice
- investigate conduct, competence and fitness to teach of teachers and early childhood teachers
- approve initial teacher education programs (and accept programs for early childhood teachers approved or endorsed by the national authority)
- develop Codes of Ethics and Conduct.
And here’s what we are not
- employer of teachers and early childhood teachers or employer authority
- assessor and / or accreditor of early childhood settings
- member organisation
- professional development provider
- industrial organisation or advocate for teachers.
It provides the teaching profession, the government and the general public with a clear statement of how we perform our role and what you can expect from us.why VIT is important for the teaching profession.