Guidance material and resources

This guidance material explores the expectations of teachers in their personal and professional conduct in relation to the Victorian Teaching Profession’s Code of Conduct (the Code).

Teachers and education leaders are encouraged to use these resources to reflect on their conduct within their specific context.

The time you spend engaging with these resources and reflecting on how you can ensure your conduct is reflective of the expectations of the Code can be used to meet the professional learning requirements for renewal of registration.

Guidance and support packs

For teachers / early childhood teachers

This guidance pack provides more detailed explorations of the expectations on teachers in their personal and professional conduct, and maintaining appropriate professional boundaries with learners.

The pack includes the following for each section and principle of the Code

  • explanations of key terms / phrases
  • case study provocations
  • questions that teachers can use to reflect on their own conduct.

Please note, this support pack contains information and case studies that may not be appropriate to discuss with all audiences.

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For educational leaders

To best explore the new Code with your staff, we recommend you run a one-hour workshop using this support pack. It includes

  • the revised Victorian Teaching Profession’s Code of Conduct
  • the Victorian Teaching Profession’s Code of Ethics 
  • a PowerPoint presentation and guiding notes to facilitate the workshop
  • case studies to explore in the workshop (you may wish to focus only on those of most relevance to your education setting).

Please note, this support pack contains information and case studies that may not be appropriate to discuss with all audiences.

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Case study videos

Watch hypothetical case study videos that are designed to stimulate discussion and debate about what is considered appropriate professional and personal conduct for teachers, as well as appropriate strategies to prevent inappropriate conduct.

Podcasts

Coming soon.

Ethical decision making model

The VIT has developed the Ethical decision making model PDF, 44.79 KB, based on that developed by the Australian Public Service, to support teachers in making ethical decisions within their individual teaching contexts.