Victorian Institute of Teaching


Victorian Institute of Teaching

The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) is a statutory authority for the regulation and promotion of the teaching profession in Victoria, Australia. ["Education and Training Reform Act" 2006 - Part 2.6.] The Institute registers teachers working in Victorian government, Catholic and independent schools. Teachers must be registered to teach in Victoria. It is governed by a twenty member Council, the majority of whom are practising teachers from government, Catholic and independent schools.

The Institute:

* registers all teachers to ensure only qualified people are employed in Victorian schools
* promotes the profession of teaching to the wider community
* works with teachers to develop standards of professional practice
* supports teachers in their first year of teaching with a structured induction program
* approves and accredits pre-service teacher education courses that prepare teachers
* investigates and makes findings on instances of serious misconduct, serious incompetence or lack of fitness to teach.

One of the functions of the Institute is to assess and approve courses that will lead to qualifications and competencies in teaching that satisfy the requirements for registration as a teacher. This task is the responsibility of the Institute's Accreditation Committee based on standards, guidelines and process approved by the Institute Council.

ee also

*Teaching in Victoria
*Education in Victoria
*Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

References

External links

* [http://www.vit.vic.edu.au/ Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) website]
* [http://www.education.vic.gov.au Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria website]


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