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Your registration status, card and the public register

Did you know the quickest and easiest way to check your registration status is by searching the public register?

On the back of an extremely challenging year, the Victorian Institute of Teaching wishes all teachers and early childhood teachers the very best in 2021.

For those teachers who were affected by COVID 19, whether due to remote teaching, lack of employment opportunities and / or other circumstances, we commend your dedication and hope that this year will offer more stability for you and your learners.

If you’re newly registered, welcome to the profession - we sincerely hope you enjoy your teaching career.

How to check your registration status

If you are yet to receive your registration card, remember: the most effective way to check your registration status is by searching the public register. Type in your name or registration number, and if your name appears, you are lawfully able to teach – even if your expiry date is in the past. However, if your name is displayed in red, this means you are non-practising and are unable to undertake the duties of a teacher or early childhood teacher. 

Please note: you don't need to be in possession of your registration card to prove you are registered to teach. The public register displays all the necessary details to confirm your registration, such as your name, registration number, initial registration date and expiry date. 

Proof of registration

If your employer or CRT agency has asked for your card as proof of registration and you are waiting for your card to arrive, you can advise them to check the public register; the register remains the only current point-in-time proof of your registration.

Not appearing on the public register

If your name does not appear on the register, then you are not registered or permitted to teach. If you're unsure why your name does not appear, please login to your MyVIT account to check the status of your registration or contact us for more information.

Registration is 'pending VIT' 

If your registration is ‘pending VIT’, please note that we have experienced higher than normal numbers of applications and resulting enquiries, and this is causing delays in both responding to queries and processing applications. Please be patient while we work through outstanding applications.