If your workers or volunteers are currently registered as teachers with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), they are exempt from the Working with Children Check, unless they have been given a Negative Notice. VIT Registration is only granted to teachers who are appropriately qualified and assessed by the VIT as ‘suitable to teach’. A registered teacher who does child-related work, other than teaching in a school or early childhood service, must still notify us of the person or organisation whom the teacher is engaged by to do that child-related work by completing the Teacher notification form.
What if their VIT registration is suspended or cancelled?
If your worker’s VIT registration is suspended or cancelled, the exemption no longer applies. They must apply for a Check. They must also notify every organisation that engages them in child-related work in writing within seven days after receiving notice of the suspension or cancellation.