Published 20 Jan 2022
Say hello to Term 1, 2022
The following information will assist you with common enquiries you may have about your teacher registration or current application status for 2022. Employers will also find information on how to manage your teachers’ registration.
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 on the graduate information page on our website.
If you have already lodged an application for registration as a graduate, please check the ‘tasks’ section of your MyVIT account for anything outstanding.
If you haven’t notified VIT of your start date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: you cannot undertake the duties of a teacher / early childhood teacher – even under supervision – unless your registration has been approved by VIT.
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 register of teachers).
If your registration has been suspended and you have been removed from the register (because you did not complete your annual registration tasks and make payment by 31 December 2021), you can apply to revoke the suspension through 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 on our website.
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 register of teachers – this includes those teaching VET subjects;
- provisionally registered teachers and those who hold permission to teach (PTT) may have registration expiry dates earlier than 30 September this year; and
- PTT is only valid for the school(s) and subject(s) listed on the teacher's registration card.
Are your teachers registered to teach in 2022?
The renewal of registration deadline for 2022 has now passed and those teachers who did not complete their registration tasks have been removed from the register.
You will have received email and postal correspondence in early January if anyone from your employer portal teacher list was removed from the register.
You can also 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 or portal search, they are either not registered or suspended, and are therefore unable to teach.
The VIT has approved 95% of graduate applications prior to the commencement of term 1 2022.
Graduate teachers who are not registered by the end of January are likely to have information outstanding in their application or have only just submitted an 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?
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.