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Administering accreditation

Teachers are responsible for initiating and managing their accreditation across the career stages. Teacher Accreditation Authorities (TAAs), school principals, supervisors, and professional development (PD) delegates have important roles in administering the accreditation process, including its maintenance. As administrators, your ongoing support and involvement is vital to a teacher’s professional development and career progress. 

The NSW teacher accreditation process along with its ongoing maintenance, involve:

  • TAAs and TAA (A/L)
  • School principals
  • Supervisors
  • Professional development delegates (PD delegates)

Teacher Accreditation Authorities (TAAs and TAA (A/L))

TAAs are responsible for accrediting teachers using the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. TAAs accredit teachers at the level of Proficient Teacher and decide whether a teacher continues to maintain their Proficient Teacher accreditation.

A separate category of TAAs known as TAAs (A/L), exist for making accreditation decisions at the voluntary higher levels of Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher.