Published 19 Jul 2021
Welcome to the new VIT website
The VIT is committed to offering a seamless regulatory experience for teachers and their employers through an intuitive online registration system and easy access to information and resources to enable self-serve assistance where possible.
In 2020, the VIT built a new teacher registration system in time for the annual registration process. 100,100 teachers renewed their 2020-21 registration through the system. A further 34,700 applications have been approved through the system since it was launched. During this time, we have taken feedback on board and made changes to strengthen the user experience. A number of further enhancements are planned for the next 12 months.
As the next phase in our journey to build on the regulatory experience, we have spent 2021 working on a new VIT website.
The primary goal of redesigning the website was to provide pre-service teachers, teachers, employers and the community with a clean and user-friendly resource for information regarding teacher regulation. The entire site has been reviewed and refreshed in consultation with stakeholders across the teaching profession to ensure that it meets this goal.
What will I find on the new VIT website?
Our aim is to provide a wealth of information across a wide range of registration topics that is comprehensive, yet easy to understand. Most importantly, we want users to be able to easily find the information they are looking for.
We’ve designed the site so all topics can be easily searched for using the mega drop down menus. We also wanted to ensure the site is accessible to all. Our Diversity and Inclusion Working Group has worked with our web developer to ensure content, imagery and icons, layouts, colours and fonts meet the needs of all users.
Many of you will be pleased to note that the search the register function now allows users to search using a combination of terms (first name, last name and registration number).
Frequently asked questions
The answers to most questions can be found in the FAQs section of our website. We regularly update these FAQs so it’s the best place to start your enquiry.
We have improved the accessibility of the content in our FAQs and are confident that you will easily find answers to most of your questions in this section.
MyVIT, employer portal and provider portal login
All users, regardless of whether you are a teacher, employer or initial teacher education provider, are now able to sign into their accounts using the blue sign in button at the top of the homepage.
You can reset your password by clicking on 'Forgot your password?' Your username is the email address listed on VIT’s system. You will receive an email with a reset password link - it is important that you only click on the link once. The email may take up to 2 hours to receive - ensure you check your junk mail folder. Please note: the link will expire within 24 hours.'
Register to teach
The Register to teach section provides new and existing teachers and their employers with information about applying for teacher registration, including
- who needs to register and why, including legislative obligations
- all registration categories and their requirements
- a step-by-step guide on how to register to teach in Victoria.
Maintain my registration
The Maintain my registration section advises registered teachers what they need to know about keeping their registration current, including
- the annual registration process and who needs to do it
- professional practice and learning requirements, including a range of resources available
- information on other checks, clearances and audits teachers may have to undertake.
Support my teachers
The Support my teachers section is a dedicated section for those who employ teachers with useful information such as
- what employers can do to support their teachers to seek and maintain their registration
- information about employers’ reporting obligations
- information about how teachers can become teacher mentors.
The Teacher education section is a purpose-built resource for information about new and current teacher education, including
- information about qualifications and prerequisites for new teachers
- professional learning resources
- education programs for new and current teachers.
Conduct and suitability
The brand new Conduct and suitability section provides information for teachers, employers and the public on teacher conduct matters, including
- what is suitability to teach and what happens if a teacher has a suitability matter
- what actions VIT can take in regards to teacher conduct
- teacher conduct complaints and investigation process
- what are the possible outcomes of a teacher conduct matter.
The brand new Education providers section provides information for individuals interested in studying to become a teacher, registered teachers and course providers including
- how the accreditation process works
- what pathways an individual can take to gain the correct qualifications required to be a teacher
- what continuing education programs are available to registered teachers to assist them maintain their registration.
We hope you find the new VIT website helpful, and we look forward to continuing to improve this resource into the future.
While an extensive user experience testing process was conducted, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the new website.