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.
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).
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 Institute of Teaching have entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority.
On World Teachers' Day, 28 October, the annual Victorian Education Excellence Awards were presented by Minister for Education James Merlino to a group of truly deserving teachers and schools. VIT CEO Melanie Saba was on the judging panel for these awards, which celebrate the life-changing work of education professionals in government schools.