Say hello to term 1

15 JANUARY 2021

The following information will assist you with common enquiries you may have about your teacher registration or current application status for 2021. Employers will also find information on how to manage your teachers’ registration.

For teachers

Registering as a new graduate

If you have recently graduated, you will need to register with us before you can teach at any Victorian school or be employed as a registered early childhood teacher in Victoria. More information on registering as a graduate, including timelines for end-of-year graduates, can be found here.

If you have already lodged an application for registration as a graduate, please check the ‘tasks’ section of your MyVIT account for anything outstanding.

Due to the large volume of applications, there have been delays in the normal processing times. We are working through applications in order of pending start dates to ensure those starting in term 1 are able to teach as soon as possible.

If you haven’t notified VIT of your start date, please email vit@vit.vic.edu.au.

Please note: you cannot undertake the duties of a teacher / early childhood teacher – even under supervision – unless your registration has been approved by VIT.

Registration applications

If you have lodged an application for registration, including mutual recognition or permission to teach, or a reapplication for provisional registration, VIT will contact you via your nominated email address if we require further information.

Please note that reapplications for provisional registration are processed in the order of expiry, not receipt. If any further information is needed VIT will email you near your approval expiry date (as listed on the public register).

Registration renewal

If your registration has been suspended and you have been removed from the register (because you did not complete your annual registration tasks by 31 December 2020), you can apply to revoke the suspension through your MyVIT account.

If your registration has expired and you have been removed from the register, you can reapply for registration via your MyVIT account.

Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check

As part of an application for registration, VIT must run a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC) which takes up to 20 business days to return. More information on NCCHCs can be found here.

For employers

A few things for you to check at the start of every year

  • all your teachers must hold registration and their name must appear on the public register – this includes those teaching VET subjects
  • provisionally registered teachers and those who hold permission to teach may have registration expiry dates earlier than 30 September this year 
  • permission to teach is only valid for the school(s) and subject(s) listed on the teacher's registration card.

Are your teachers registered to teach in 2021?

The renewal of registration deadline for 2021 has now passed and those teachers who did not complete their registration tasks have been removed from the register.

You can check whether a teacher is currently registered to teach and what type of registration they hold by accessing the register or your employer portal.

If the teacher does not appear on the register, they are either not registered or suspended, and are therefore unable to teach.

Applications for graduate teachers will be finalised as soon as possible and they will receive an SMS to confirm their registration once their application is approved.

Graduate teachers who are not registered by the end of January are likely to have information outstanding in their application. Please advise the graduate teacher to check their MyVIT account for open tasks and ensure all information has been provided.

Please note that graduate teachers with pending VIT registration cannot undertake the duties of a teacher – even under supervision.

My teacher’s registration has expired: what next?

If your teacher's registration has expired and they have been removed from the register. They are not able to teach in a Victorian school – even under supervision.

All teachers whose registration has expired, as well as their employers, have been issued email and letter communications outlining what they need to do in order to become re-registered.

My teacher’s registration has been suspended: what next?

If a teacher’s registration has been suspended, they are not able to teach in a Victorian school – even under supervision – unless they revoke their suspension.

All teachers whose registration has been suspended, as well as their employers, have been issued email and letter communications outlining what they need to do in order to continue their registration.