Excellence in teaching

VIT recognises the high professional and ethical standards of registered teachers and early childhood teachers as well as principals and early childhood educational leaders in Victoria. These professionals support children and young people, and have a huge impact in shaping their lives.

As a regulator, VIT has an important responsibility to respond to growing community expectations while ensuring the teaching profession is respected for its crucial role in delivering excellence in education. 

VIT is committed to educating teachers and the community about teaching quality by showcasing best teaching practice. 

We are proud to share the following examples of effective and innovative teaching practice and leadership from registered teachers across Victoria.

Kerri Smith
Prep Teacher, Fish Creek District Primary School

How engaging relationships can spark learning in the classroom


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Natalie Karslake
Complex Needs Teacher, Ballarat Specialist School

Building capacity through professional learning


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Thom Irwin
PreCAL Classroom Teacher, Concord School

PreCAL Program at 
Concord School


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Rachel George
Head of Campus, Geelong Grammar School (Toorak)

'Wings to Fly' Strategic Vision and Improvement Agenda


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Kathrin Colgan
VCE Senior Educator, Chisholm TAFE

Excellence in Language, Literacy & Numeracy Practice


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Suzanne Toniolo
English Learning Leader, Marcellin College

Engaging Year 12 English Students


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If you have an example of outstanding work in your school or early childhood setting, we’d like to consider showcasing it on this page. Send us your example and contact details to vitcomms@vit.vic.edu.au. Tell us about how you, a colleague or group of colleagues have

  • engaged students in learning
  • demonstrated excellence in teaching and learning
  • applied the APST in practice
  • engaged in and applied professional learning
  • engaged with colleagues, school and the broader community
  • promoted professional ethics and responsibilities.