As part of the Victorian government’s special needs plan, registered teachers are now required to undertake professional development (PD) activities to develop their capability to teacher learners with disability (special needs).
A crucial part of the role of all school and early childhood teachers is to respond effectively to children and young people whose safety and wellbeing may be at risk, or who are in need of protection.
All staff working in early childhood settings and schools within Victoria, particularly those with mandatory reporting obligations, are strongly encouraged to regularly undertake and complete online modules.
If you’re thinking about taking a leave of absence from teaching or you don’t feel you’ll be able to meet the requirements when you renew your registration, non-practising registration is a convenient option that will allow you to transition back into (full) registration with minimal fuss.
The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) has welcomed the findings of a report into professional learning for school teachers released by the Victorian Auditor General’s Office (VAGO).
The audit examined whether VIT and the Department of Education and Training (DET) have a clear and accurate understanding of the professional learning that occurs in Victorian government schools, including its planning, cost and impact, so they can best target and support professional learning to drive better student outcomes.