Our Teachers

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Teaching is one of the oldest and most valuable professions in the world and we have almost 110,000 registered teachers in Victoria working throughout government and non-government (Catholic and independent) schools.

Our teachers use their knowledge, skills, experience and a range of teaching strategies to prepare your child for the future. They regularly participate in professional development and find new ways to enrich the learning of their students.

To make sure that your child has the best learning environment possible, the Victorian Institute of Teaching regulates and promotes the teaching profession and its integrity.

Victorian teachers’ qualifications

Teachers in Victoria are qualified with at least four years of approved tertiary study, including a minimum of one year of teacher education preparation.

Once teachers have achieved these qualifications they can apply to become a registered teacher.

Registered teachers can legally teach at any government or non-government school in Australia or New Zealand.

For more information, see the Qualifications for Teacher Registration

Registration of Victorian teachers

To be registered to legally teach in Victorian schools teachers must:

  • have the approved qualifications
  • be of good character
  • go through a National Criminal History Record Check.

Every five years teachers need to renew their registration and declare that they:

  • have maintained an appropriate level of professional practice. This means teachers have completed at least 50 days of teaching, equivalent practice or educational leadership over the previous five years and 20 hours of recognised professional development each year
  • are still suitable to be a teacher. This means teachers have a current and satisfactory National Criminal History Record Check. Teachers also need to advise the Victorian Teaching Institute of any charges or convictions to ensure they are still considered suitable to teach.