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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.

  1. Teachers with (full) registration can teach in any Victorian primary or secondary school or specialist education provider.
  2. Early childhood teachers with (full) registration can teach in any Victorian early childhood education services such as childcare centres, preschools and kindergartens.
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Teachers are not allowed to work in settings that do not fall within the scope of their registration type unless they hold dual registration. Visit the FAQs page to find out more.

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
  • have met the APST at the proficient teacher level.
Useful Resource

Check out the Registration Evidence Checklist for more information on what evidence to provide when applying for registration with VIT.

Visit the How to register page to find out more. You can also find out more about the registration timeline on the How long does it take to register page.

Related

Visit the Moving to (full) registration page to find out more about how to move from provisional to (full) registration using VIT's Inquiry process.

Immediate (full) registration via mutual recognition

If they have held (full) registration interstate or in New Zealand in the past five years and have completed 80 days of teaching in an Australian or New Zealand school or early childhood setting in that time, they may be eligible to obtain immediate (full) registration via mutual recognition.

Visit the How to register page to find out more.

Ongoing obligations

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

Visit the Maintain my registration page to find out more.

Last updated: 04 Aug 2021