Those who hold full registration have achieved the proficient teacher level of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) and have demonstrated their suitability to teach through professional practice and professional learning.
There are two types of full registration.
- Teachers with full registration can teach in any Victorian primary or secondary school or specialist education provider.
- Early childhood teachers with full registration can teach in any Victorian early childhood education and care setting (e.g. preschool, long daycare or kindergarten).
Teachers with full registration can work full-time, part-time or as casual relief teachers (CRTs).
Registration requirements and how to apply
Teachers who wish to apply for full registration must be able to demonstrate they have
- completed an approved qualification – an ITE program for teachers, or an early childhood (EC) program for early childhood teachers – in Australia, New Zealand or an equivalent overseas program approved by VIT
- undertaken at least 80 days teaching experience in an Australian or New Zealand school or early childhood setting within the past five (5) years, and
- met the APST at the proficient teacher level.
All teachers, regardless of their registration category, are required to meet certain obligations in order to maintain their registration.
For teachers with full registration, these include
- completing the annual registration process by 30 September each year, which includes
- consenting to VIT running a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC) every five (5) years
- maintaining their details with VIT, including confirming/updating their name, contact and employment details.
Visit the Maintain my registration page to find out more.
Note: fully registered teachers who cease teaching for more than 5 years and wish to re-register as a teacher may only be eligible to apply for provisional registration.
Last updated: 10 Feb 2023