Maintaining professional practice

We require you to undertake specific professional practice activities so you can maintain your registration.

The standards of professional practice are focused on student learning and articulate what you should know and be able to do.

The professional practice activities you select:

  • need to reference the standards of professional practice that have been approved by the Minister for Education
  • must support or enhance your professional knowledge about pedagogy, content and/or practice during your renewal period.

Thinking about professional practice in terms of the standards will help you select professional development activities that keep your knowledge and practice updated. Consider asking:

"How does this activity contribute to my professional knowledge and how will I apply that knowledge to my practice to supportive learning of my students?"

Delivering professional development to teachers

If the professional development you have delivered to colleagues required the expansion of your knowledge through reading or research, we will count this activity towards renewal of registration.

Holding a meeting 

If you hold or attend a meeting where you’re engaged in professional learning related to your knowledge and practice, we will count this towards hours of professional development.


Mentors work collaboratively and professionally with their colleagues to support effective teacher practice. There is a clear relationship between the standards of professional practice and the role of a teacher mentor, in particular where a mentor engages in professional conversations.

We formally acknowledge the contribution of mentors who attend the two-day training delivered by us in partnership with the DET and with the support of the Catholic Education Melbourne.

Supervising pre-service teachers

Supervising pre-service teachers contributes significantly to the continued learning of the profession. As a supervisor for pre-service teachers, you will need to:

  • have an understanding of the requirements of pre-service courses
  • engage in professional conversations that explore effective teaching and learning practice.