Registering as a graduate

Whether you’re about to graduate, or have recently graduated, you will need to register with us before you can teach at any Victorian school or be employed as a registered early childhood teacher in Victoria.

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Timeline for mid-year and end-of-year graduates

Keep in mind if you answered 'yes' to any of the questions on the application form – you may need to provide us with additional information – and this could take more time to process your application.

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Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education

Our policy

Since 1 July 2016, all ITE students who were enrolled in an accredited ITE program have been required to meet the LANTITE requirement prior to being granted provisional registration as a teacher.

If you were enrolled in an accredited ITE program on or after 1 January 2017, the LANTITE requirement forms part of the ITE program, and must be met before graduation. Your ITE provider can provide you with more information about when you will be required to meet the test.

If you were enrolled in an accredited ITE program on or after 1 July 2016 and before 1 January 2017, and graduated from the ITE program without satisfactorily completing LANTITE, you are required to satisfactorily complete the LANTITE as part of your registration requirements in Victoria.

If you applied for registration before 31 December 2018 If you applied for registration on or after 1 Jan 2019
  • LANTITE will be considered a professional practice requirement.
  • This means that if you have not satisfactorily completed the LANTITE, but meet all the other requirements for registration, you may be eligible for provisional registration as a teacher.
  • As part of your provisional registration, we will impose a condition that you satisfactorily complete LANTITE during the period of your provisional registration.
  • To view the VIT policy that applies to you, click here.
  • LANTITE will be considered a qualification requirement.
  • This means that if you have not satisfactorily completed the LANTITE, you are not qualified to be registered as a teacher.
  • We can only approve your application for provisional registration if you have satisfactorily completed the LANTITE and meet all other requirements for registration.
  • To view the VIT policy that applies to you, click here

If you already hold registration with the LANTITE Condition 
If your provisional registration expires before you have satisfactorily completed the LANTITE, any new application for registration you make will be treated in line with the criteria as set out above.

If you are applying for registration as an early childhood teacher, you will not be required to meet the LANTITE requirement. However, some ITE providers may choose to make LANTITE part of their program requirements.

If you are applying for two registrations as an early childhood teacher and a teacher, you will need to meet the LANTITE requirement in relation to your teacher registration.

The VIT is committed to implementing enhancements set by the Victorian Government and the Minister for Education to ensure that Victorian children are taught by teachers of the highest quality.

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The test

There are two components to the test, a literacy component and a numeracy component.

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is responsible for administering the test. The test is available at set times (windows) throughout the year.

You have the flexibility to register and sit each test component separately and may sit the test either remotely or in a physical test centre (where available).

The Commonwealth policy is that you are permitted to sit each component of the test up to three times.
If there are special or extenuating circumstances, you may be granted further attempts to sit test components (with a maximum of five test attempts).

If you apply for provisional teacher registration before 31 December 2018 but have not achieved the standard for both components of the test, your application for provisional teacher registration will be assessed for exceptional circumstances after test Window 4 results are released on 14 January 2019.

If you have not demonstrated your efforts in completing the test whilst you were a student, your application for provisional registration may not be approved.

More information about the test can be found on the ACER website.

VIT recognises successful completion of the following tests as meeting the LANTITE requirement

  • National Literacy and Numeracy Initial Teacher Education Students Test; 
  • NSW Literacy and Numeracy for Classroom Readiness Test; 
  • ACT Canberra Teacher Recruitment Assessment; and 
  • The 2015 August / September trial of the National Literacy and Numeracy Test.

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For more information and resources, visit the LANTITE page.

Documents you may have to provide depending on your circumstances

How to verify your identity

You may need to provide copies of appropriate category 1 and 2 documents:

  • one item from category 1; and
  • either one category 2 document OR two category 2 documents.

You may be eligible to utilise the National e-Authentication Framework to verify your identity.

If you are applying for registration as a teacher

You may need to send us:  

  • the completed confirmation pages you received in our email (signed consent form); and
  • copies of documents to verify your identity.

If you are applying for registration as an early childhood teacher

You may need to send us:  

  • the signed consent form; and
  • copies of documents to verify your identity.

Your teacher education qualification

We have an information sharing agreement for graduates of initial teacher education (ITE) courses at the institutions listed below. If you are completing your teacher education qualification at one of these institutions, we should receive the required evidence directly from them. We recommend checking with your institution that you'll be included in this arrangement.

If you are not completing your teacher education qualification at one of these institutions, you will need to provide a copy of your complete official academic transcript and evidence of course completion.

  • Australian Catholic University Victoria
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Deakin University
  • Eastern College Australia
  • Federation University Australia
  • Holmesglen Institute
  • La Trobe University
  • Melbourne Polytechnic
  • Monash University
  • RMIT University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • University of Melbourne
  • Victoria University

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If you have changed your name

We need to be informed if you have EVER been known by another name.

The name you use to register with us must match the name on the identification documents you provide. If you have changed your name, you will need to provide evidence of ALL changes of name by supplying a copy of one of the following: 

  • marriage certificate
  • divorce papers
  • name change certificate issued by a State or Territory Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • deed poll

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If you are completing a post-graduate teaching qualification

If you completed an undergraduate course – such as a Bachelor of Science – prior to the commencement of your post-graduate teaching qualification, you will need to provide copies of your undergraduate transcript and evidence of course completion, even if you completed your undergraduate study at the same institution as your teacher education qualification.

A copy of a full academic transcript for each qualification will be required for overseas qualifications. 

If you have been granted advanced standing

If you have been granted advanced standing or credit on previous studies in any of your qualifications being presented for registration, you will need to provide copies of transcript/s for the previous study. This is only required for overseas qualifications

If you need to undertake an English language competency test

If you are required to undertake an approved English language test to provide evidence of your competence in the English language, you will need to provide a copy of your certificate or a written statement from an accredited testing centre.  

Waiting times for an English language competency test can be lengthy – book your test well in advance.

If you need to provide an overseas Criminal Record Check

If you have resided in any country outside of Australia for 12 months or more within the last 10 years – and you were over the age of 18 – you will need to provide a correctly certified copy of a police certificate issued by the national police service in the country that you lived in.

Find out more about obtaining a police certificate from an overseas country.  

Waiting times for an overseas Criminal Record Check can be lengthy – make arrangements for the check well in advance.

If you have documents in a language other than English

If you have documents in a language other than English, you will need to provide copies of any relevant documents in the original language.

You must also provide translated copies. These translations must be prepared and certified as correct by a translator accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

NOTE: You must provide copies of both the original and the translated documents.

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