Do you need to comply?

Yes, under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic).

Conditions of compliance

All primary and secondary teachers, and principals (who have previously been employed as teachers) working in government, Independent and Catholic schools in the state of Victoria, are required by law to be registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

If you have to comply, what do you have to do?

A school principal can check the registration status of teachers by:

Access to the site is restricted to school principals or their authorised delegates for the sole purpose of ensuring that the school employs registered teachers (password access is required – contact VIT if you require a new password.).

What are the consequences if you don’t comply?

You will be in breach of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) if you employ a person who is not registered or does not have the appropriate level of permission to teach with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Penalties may apply to both the employer of an unregistered teacher and to the unregistered teacher.

ISV contacts

Felicity Nethercote
Lead, Employment Relations
Ph. 03 9825 7215
felicity.nethercote@is.vic.edu.au

Liz Gilmour
Lead, Employment Relations
Ph. 03 9825 7237
liz.gilmour@is.vic.edu.au

Jacinta Andrews
Senior Employment Relations Advisor
Ph. 03 9825 7206
jacinta.andrews@is.vic.edu.au

Suzie Sakkas
Employment Relations Advisor
Ph. 03 9825 7207
suzie.sakkas@is.vic.edu.au

Chris Macheras
Employment Relations Advisor
Ph. 03 9825 7200
chris.macheras@is.vic.edu.au

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