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.
Like most businesses, COVID-19 has impacted the way the Victorian Institute of Teaching is conducting business.
VIT has been able to maintain delivery of its regulatory functions and keep phone lines open – albeit with some changes to our telephone numbers (as we are working away from the office).
The Centre for Program Evaluation at the University of Melbourne is developing a framework that will help school leaders and teachers make decisions about professional learning needs, in relation to improving teaching practice.
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.