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Registration card production stops during July and August due to the start of the new registration year.

Registration Helper logo Registration Helper What registration do I need?

The process of applying for registration is the same regardless of an applicant’s intended registration category, however the information required will be different depending on their circumstances.

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Please note that the process for applying for a grant of permission to teach differs from other registration types, as the applicant's employer must first initiate the application. Visit the Permission to teach page to find out more.

How to register

Click on the links below to find out more about each step.

Step 1 - Create a MyVIT account

Applications for registration must be completed online. Applicants who have never held VIT registration will need to first set up a MyVIT account by clicking on the 'Sign Up' link. Please use an email address that you will continue to have access to.

Once their MyVIT account has been established, individuals can apply for registration by clicking on the ‘Apply for registration’ tile.

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Need help using MyVIT? Check out our FAQs pages for some helpful guides and videos on creating an account and submitting an application.

Step 2 - Select registration type

The teacher will then be asked to select the appropriate registration type.

Please note that teachers wishing to apply for dual registration – i.e. both teacher and early childhood teacher registration – they should select the ‘Teacher and early childhood registration’ option.

They will then be asked whether they have pending teaching employment and whether they have any current teacher registrations in another Australian State or Territory or New Zealand.

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Need help finding out what registration category to apply for? Use our handy Registration Helper tool to find out in under one minute.

Step 3 - Complete application modules

An application form will be generated for the applicant to complete. The teacher will be asked to complete a series of modules. Each module that requires attention will display a blue button to the right that says ‘Update’.

  1. Qualifications. This is where they will provide information and documentation relating to their approved qualifications.
  2. Criminal record check. This is where they will give VIT permission to run a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC).
  3. Proof of identity. This is where they will give VIT the proof of identity documentation required for the purpose of running the NCCHC.
  4. Proof of identity – name history. This is where they will provide information and supporting documentation (if required) of their name history, including any name changes.
  5. Proof of identity – address history. This is where they will provide information on their address history in the past 10 years.
  6. Suitability. This is where they will make relevant declarations about their suitability to teach. These include information about
    • whether they have held and/or been refused teacher registration or any other professional registration;
    • if they have been the subject of an investigation or disciplinary action in relation to their employment as a teacher or have had this employment suspended or terminated for any reason;
    • if they have been charged with or found guilty of any criminal offence or reportable conduct;
    • if they are suffering from any physical or mental impairment, disability, condition or disorder which seriously affects their ability to practice as a teacher; and
    • whether they have been given an interim negative notice or negative notice under the Working with Children Act 2005 (VIC).

Depending on their circumstances, some teachers may also be required to complete additional modules including

  1. Literacy and Numeracy Tests. This is where they will provide information about any Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) testing they have completed if required (for teacher registration only).
  2. English language competence. This is where they will provide information about any English language competency testing they have completed if required.
  3. Overseas criminal record check. This is where they will provide information and documentation on any overseas criminal record checks identified as required once they have completed the address history module.
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Please note – teachers providing copies of documents in a language other than English must also provide translations prepared and certified as correct by a translator accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI).

Step 4 - Submit application and payment

Once the bottom displayed to the right of each module is green and says ‘Review’, the teacher will be able to submit their application and pay their registration fee. Please note that payments must be made via a credit card or debit card displaying the Visa or MasterCard logo.

If the applicant wishes to amend the information within a module, they can select the green ‘Review’ button. Please note this may override any information previously provided.

Please note: application fees are non-refundable.

How long does it take to register?

Most applications take between 4-6 weeks to assess once all documentation has been submitted. In some cases, applications may be assessed more quickly.


The following factsheets are available to assist teachers with understanding the registration process.


Click here to see some videos on applying for registration in Victoria.

Last updated: 29 Mar 2023

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