The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) is an independent statutory authority whose primary function is to regulate members of the teaching profession to ensure quality teaching, and provide for the safety and wellbeing of children.
All teachers must be registered with VIT in order to undertake the duties of a teacher in a Victorian school or early childhood setting. This includes overseas teachers and initial teacher education students who are assisting during the current teacher workforce shortage, as well as those teaching under supervision.
The VIT approves and accredits initial teacher education programs and pathways that prepare early career teachers for working in Victoria, and supports beginner teachers to enter the profession and develop their practice through professional standards.
The VIT also investigates instances of misconduct, incompetence or lack of fitness to teach.
More information is available in VIT’s fact sheet for learners, parents and community.