Part of VIT’s role is to investigate the conduct, competence and fitness to teach of registered teachers, and whether a registered teacher’s ability to practice as a teacher or early childhood teacher is seriously affected because of an impairment.
The Victorian Government has already started work that will address recommendations by the Royal Commission’s into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
The Minister for Education, the Hon. James Merlino, recently announced Excellence in Teacher Education reforms to attract and develop the best and brightest teachers to Victoria.
The Excellence in Teacher Education reforms are about selecting and supporting the best new entrants into Victorian teaching programs.
A significant decision concerning the relevance of a serious criminal offence (unrelated to teaching) to the suitability of a person to teach, was made by VCAT late last year.