As part of the process of moving to (full) registration, a provisionally registered teacher (PRT) needs to present the evidence they've collected to a recommendation panel in their school or early childhood (EC) service.
The panel then assesses their evidence of practice, and makes a determination about whether the standards and their descriptors have been met at the APST Proficient Teacher level.
The principal / panel chair will then complete a recommendation for registration.
How to submit the completed application form for (full) registration to VIT
Once the principal or their delegate completes and submits the recommendation report, it will be sent to the applicant's MyVIT portal.
The applicant must then review and submit the report to VIT. If the applicant does not submit the form, it will remain in their portal and VIT will be unaware that the applicant wishes to transition to (full) registration.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR TEACHERS WITH A REGISTRATION NUMBER BEGINNING WITH '6'
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request a special application form.
The structure of the panel
VIT recommends the below composition for panels.
Early childhood setting
In some cases, there may need to be variations to the panel composition.
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Feedback provided by the panel
The principal / panel chair is required to confirm that all 37 descriptors have been demonstrated through the evidence provided.
The panel may wish to comment about achievement of any or all of the standards and highlight commendable practice. These comments can be added in the text box towards the end of the recommendation report.
If all 37 standard descriptors are evidenced (including the special needs requirement), the report will be automatically populated to show ‘The APST at the Proficient level have been met’.
If a panel decides that not all 37 standard descriptors have been met
The panel will determine to either:
- complete the recommendation report and not recommend the applicant for (full) registration or;
- to delay completing the recommendation report and allow the applicant more time to develop their practice so that they can provide evidence to the panel of meeting all 37 standard descriptors.
If the panel decides to complete the recommendation report, the principal or panel chair is required to select the standards the panel agrees have been met. If one or more of the standards have not been met they will not be selected and the report will be automatically populated to show ‘The APST at the Proficient level have not been met’.
VIT recommends if one or more standards are not met, the panel provides details of the aspects of practice that require more development, including reference to the relevant standard descriptors, in the comments text box towards the end of the recommendation report. Once the report has been submitted, it will be sent to the applicant’s MyVIT portal.
When the applicant submits the form to VIT, they will have the choice to indicate they wish to withdraw from the process.
An applicant who has not met all 37 standard descriptors will have access to another application form in their MyVIT portal, which they can use when they have further developed their practice and are able to provide evidence of meeting all 37 standard descriptors.