Reasons for holding non-practising registration could include
- unable to meet the professional practice requirements for maintaining current registration
- unable to meet the requirements to move to full registration
- taking a break from the profession.
Teachers with non-practising registration will be required to maintain their continued suitability and fitness to teach and will continue to be exempt from requiring a Working with Children (WWC) clearance (previously known as a Working With Children Check or WWCC).
However, they will not be permitted to teach or be employed or engaged as a registered teacher in any Victorian school or early childhood service.
If you are working as an educational leader in a non-school or early childhood setting, you are encouraged to apply for non-practising registration.
Visit the Recency of practice page to find out more.
Registration obligations and how to apply
If a teacher holds full or provisional registration, they can apply to become non-practising at any time and monitor the status of their application through their MyVIT account by navigating to the 'Manage registration' tile and selecting 'Apply for non-practising'. Their name will continue to appear on the Register of teachers.
Non-practising teachers cannot teach in any Victorian primary, secondary or special school, or be employed/engaged as a registered early childhood teacher in a Victorian education and care service or a Victorian children’s service.
Teachers may continue to use their non-practising registration in lieu of a Working with Children (WWC) clearance (previously known as a Working with Children Check or WWCC).
Teachers who hold non-practising registration can return to teaching at any time by completing an application to return to teaching via their MyVIT account.
Visit the Returning to teaching from non-practising registration page to find out more.
All teachers, regardless of their registration category, are required to meet certain obligations in order to maintain their registration.
For those with non-practising 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.
Last updated: 17 Feb 2022