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.
VIT’s new function will focus on providing for the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
From 1 July 2017, the first phase of the Victorian Government’s reportable conduct scheme will commence. This will impact on the reporting duties of all teachers and early childhood teachers in response to all allegations of child abuse and child-related misconduct.
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.
The Victorian Government has already started work that will address recommendations by the Royal Commission’s into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.