Probation and registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching
A teacher may be required to complete the probationary requirements set out above as well as satisfying the Victorian Institute of Teaching requirements for full registration.
In order to minimise the duplication of processes, satisfying the Victorian Institute of Teaching requirements for full registration meets the work performance component of the probationary requirements. However, for an appointment to be confirmed the principal must also be satisfied that the teacher meets the conduct standards required of teachers in Victorian government schools.
As such the probation decision and the full registration assessment are separate decisions but the processes may run concurrently. It should be noted that it is possible that a teacher will satisfy the requirements for full registration but not satisfy the probationary requirements.
In practical terms this means that the teacher’s offer of employment must indicate that the teacher is on probation. Concurrent with the Victorian Institute of Teaching’s full registration process the teacher must be advised that where the Victorian Institute of Teaching’s full registration requirements are met this will satisfy the work performance component of probation. However during the probationary period the teacher’s conduct will also be considered.
Where issues of concern with the teacher’s work performance and, or conduct emerge during the probationary period these must be brought to the teacher’s attention in accordance with Stage 2 of the probationary process set out above. This should occur separate from the Victorian Institute of Teaching’s full registration process.
Reviewed 25 March 2020