Fee schedule and payment enquiries
Whether you are new to the teaching profession and wish to apply for registration, or are already registered with us as a teacher, you are required to pay an annual fee to keep your registration status active.
In accordance with the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, the following fees concerning teacher registration have been fixed by the Minister for Education.
Applicable from 1 September 2018
Initial registration (applicants with Victorian qualifications) / permission to teach pursuant to Sections 2.6.7(2), 2.6.13(2) and 2.6.12A(2)*
Initial registration (applicants with interstate or overseas qualifications) / permission to teach pursuant to Sections 2.6.7(2) and 2.6.13(2)*
Application for second registration pursuant to Section 2.6.7(2), 2.6.12A(2) and 2.6.77A
Annual registration/Renewal of registration if paid by 30 September 2018 pursuant to Sections 2.6.18 and 2.6.21**
Annual registration/Renewal of registration if paid from 1 October to 31 December 2018 which incorporates the late processing fee pursuant to Sections 2.6.18 and 2.6.21**
Annual registration/Renewal of registration for second registration pursuant to Section 2.6.18, 2.6.21 and 2.6.77**
Criminal Record Check (known as the Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check) pursuant to Section 2.6.22A(2)
Additional fee and late processing fee pursuant to Sections 2.6.18 and 2.6.21
Replacement of registration card processing fee pursuant to Section 2.6.4(2)(g)
|Course accreditation pursuant to Section 2.6.4(2)(g)||$2,250.53|
|Statement of good standing pursuant to Section 2.6.4(2)(g)||$43.70|
* There may be an additional cost for a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC).
** Annual registration fee is payable where registration is not due for renewal. In all other cases the renewal fee applies.
Keep in mind the following points before you pay your fees
- where a fee is payable for a period less than 12 months, or between 13 and 14 months, we will calculate it on a pro-rata basis
- we only accept payment in Australian dollars (AUD).
Making a payment
Pay your fees online by accessing your MyVIT account.
Please note: we are unable to process payments when your credit card information is emailed or faxed to us.
Where do my fees go?
For every teacher registration paid, VIT delivers the following functions
Using your annual invoice as a tax receipt
It is legally acceptable to use your annual invoice as a tax receipt.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission states that “a receipt can come in the form of a GST tax invoice.”
If you have misplaced your annual invoice and need a copy for taxation purposes, send us an enquiry.
All application fees and renewal fees are non-refundable.
We will only consider refunds if:
- you cease your registration and return your registration card prior to 1 January of that annual registration period (the annual registration period is from 1 October to 30 September);
- we charged you incorrectly; or
- the deceased estate requests a refund – contact us.
- Read our Refund policy (PDF, 85.92 KB) for more information.
Late processing fees
If you made your payment after 30 September, the annual fee includes a late processing fee.
We may consider exempting the late processing fee if you have experienced extended ill health.
We are unable to consider an exemption from the late processing fee if you:
- change your email address but fail to notify us
- are experiencing financial hardship
- are travelling during the annual registration period
- have no internet access.
If you believe you meet the criteria for an exemption, we encourage you pay the fee and then contact us to discuss your situation to ensure your registration is not delayed.
Unfortunately, we are unable to consider applications for an exemption submitted prior to 1 October.
Accredited teachers in New South Wales
You may be eligible for a waiver of fees if you are teaching in both states.
Read more about applying for the waiver.