As an Overseas Qualified Teacher, you will be applying to the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for Provisional Registration as a CRT (Casual Relief Teacher), even if you will be working contracts. To hold any teaching position in the state of Victoria, you must be registered with the VIT. The following are some helpful tips we have for the application, and this is not an exhaustive guide. 


Postal Address: 

The VIT will ask you for your current address and postal address. Your current address will be your where you currently live in the UK/IRE – if you are not able to list your postcode, you can put 0000.  

The postal address is where the approval package with your physical VIT card will be sent to. You can list one of our Melbourne office addresses and you can pick it up from the office when you have your registration meeting. Check with your Australian based consultant to confirm which office this meeting will be held in. If you are not able to have that confirmed before you submit the application, please list Collingwood.  


Our Melbourne office addresses are:


Collingwood (North): 

anzuk Education 

2-4 Down Street 

Collingwood VIC 3066 


Melbourne (South):  

Level 10 – anzuk Education 

390 St Kilda Road 

Melbourne VIC 3004 

*Be sure to copy this address exactly to ensure it finds its way to us, as 390 St Kilda Road is a high-rise building with a lot of different businesses. 



Qualification Documents:  

You will need to provide the certificate and transcripts for ALL university courses. Transcripts from courses specific to education need to show proof you have completed a minimum of 45 days of teaching placement – if your transcripts do not include placement days, you can obtain a letter from your university confirming how many placement days you completed.  

The VIT will grant registration to educators with any of the following qualifications:  

  • Four-year Bachelor of Education (Educators from Ireland)  
  • Any undergraduate with PGCE/PGDE, except for some school-based programs* (Educators from the UK)  
  • Any undergraduate with a Master of Education (Educators from the UK and Ireland)  


*If your PGCE was completed via a third-party provider such as a SCITT/Teach First or Schools Direct, please see our Teaching Credentials blog. 


Identity Documents:  

  • Commencement Document: Australian Work Visa – i.e. 417 Working Holiday or a Skills Visa (You MUST have your visa granted to apply to the VIT) 
  • Primary Document: Passport linked to visa (must be valid) 
  • Secondary Documents:  
    • UK/IRE Driver’s License 
    • Trusted Referee’s Form – This is a declaration signed by an authorized person to prove you are who you say you are. Please see this link for the form.  You can have the Trusted Referee Form signed by a police officer or school headteacher/principal, and they will complete the Accredited Body Details (please see image included below) with their name (under Accredited Body) and contact details. 


IMPORTANT: You will be listing your identity documents on the Verification of Identity Form. This form also needs to be signed by an authorized person – it can be signed by the same person that signed the Trusted Referee Form, i.e. police officer, headteacher/principal. Both the VOI and Trusted Referee Forms can be signed by an authorized person in your home country – they do not have to be Australian. 


International Police Check:  

You will need to apply for a police certificate from any country you have lived in for 12 or more months in the last 10 years. 

IMPORTANT: You must upload the police certificate and submit the entire VIT application within 7 days of receiving the police certificate. COMPLETE THIS LAST right before you apply. If you need checks from more than one country, only the check from the country you currently reside in needs to be sent in within 7 days of receiving it.   

If you are from the UK (including Northern Ireland) or have lived in the UK, you can apply for a police certificate from ACRO. If you are from the Republic of Ireland, you can apply for a police certificate with the Garda. These police certificates can be used for international purposes. The police certificate is not a DBS or Garda Vetting. 


If you receive an email from the VIT after submitting your application asking if you have a teaching position organized in Victoria, you can tell them yes, and that you are employed as a teacher by anzuk Education.   


If you have questions about the application, please feel free to reach out to the team, but you can also call or email the VIT directly for official answers. You can also refer to the How to apply for registration if you’re a graduate video (linked) on the VIT YouTube channel. Even though you may not be a graduate, as an overseas educator you will be applying for provisional registration which is covered in the video.