How accreditation works
- Guide to accreditation
- Your accreditation
- Pre-2004 teachers
- Casual and part-time
- Early Childhood Teachers
- Interstate teachers
- Overseas teachers
- Future teachers
- Returning teachers
- Taking a break
- Voluntary cancellation of accreditation
- Cessation of accreditation
- Revocation and suspension of accreditation
- Your account
- Complete 10 hours of Refresher Courses
- Administering accreditation
- Supervisors/Principal/Service Providers
- Responsibilities when employing teachers
- Professional experience framework
- Download the professional experience framework
- Supervising provisional-conditional accredited teachers
- Checklist for supporting proficient teacher accreditation
- Proficient teacher report
- Supervisor report sample
- Verify maintenance of accreditation
- Plan and validate PD
- Supporting highly accomplished and lead teacher accreditation
- PD Delegates
- Initial Teacher Education
- Get teaching programs accredited
- Transition to the revised standards
- Higher Ed Providers and NESA info sharing
- Initial Teacher Education Committee
- Accredited teaching programs
- GTIL ITE reports
- Providing professional development
Guide to accreditation
From 1 January 2018, you must be accredited to start, continue or return to teaching in a NSW school or early childhood service
Why does accreditation matter?
- Accreditation safeguards the quality of the teaching profession
- Accreditation means teachers must have a teaching qualification, meet quality standards and keep up-to-date
- Accreditation continuously develops teachers
- Accreditation improves student achievement across NSW
- Accreditation is building a collaborative, reflective and evidence based teaching culture
- Accreditation celebrates quality teaching and inspirational teachers.
Being an accredited teacher means you have met the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) at one or more of the four career stages in teaching.
- Graduate teacher has achieved mandatory level
- Proficient teacher has achieved mandatory level
- Highly Accomplished has achieved voluntary level
- Lead Teacher has achieved voluntary level
How do I get accredited?
The process for getting accredited differs depending on which stage in your professional career you are at.
How much does it cost?
Teachers in NSW pay an annual fee to support accreditation and ongoing professional development and training. Payment of the annual fee is a mandatory condition for accreditation. Currently the tax deductible fee is $100 and covers the calendar year.
Need more information?
Teacher Accreditation Support Line
1300 739 338
If calling from overseas: +61 2 9268 6300
Fax: +61 2 8362 9098