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What does VIT do?

The 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.

The 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

  • assess suitability of, and register, teachers and early childhood teachers
  • approve teacher education programs
  • establish and maintain standards of professional practice
  • develop Codes of Conduct and Ethics
  • investigate conduct, competence and fitness to teach of teachers and early childhood teachers and take appropriate regulatory action.

One of VIT’s primary functions is to register teachers and early childhood teachers.

Teacher registration with VIT helps maintain professional status, standing and public confidence in the teaching profession, particularly in the suitability of teachers to work with children. Find out more by watching the video below.

The 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. Most of the answers to common questions can be found on our frequently asked questions page. We regularly update the content, so it's a great place to start your query. Visit www.vit.vic.edu.au/faqs to find out more. 

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. Unfortunately, these aren’t matters we’re able to assist you with.