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
- Program accreditation requirements
- Transition to the revised standards
- Sharing final year student data
- Initial Teacher Education Committee
- Accredited teaching programs
- GTIL ITE reports
- Information sharing protocols
- Providing professional development
Who is my TAA
TAAs are generally either principals or nominated individuals who are responsible for large groups of schools. New TAAs need to lodge an authority document with NSW Education Standards Authority ( NESA, previously BOSTES).
Who undertakes the TAA role for my school?
- Department of Education schools – your principal
- Catholic systemic schools - an officer appointed by the Diocese
- Independent schools – your principal
What do TAAs do?
TAAs are responsible for ensuring that new or returning teachers employed under their jurisdiction are appropriately accredited. Teachers who have worked in a NSW school since before 1 October 2004, and have not had a break from teaching of more than 5 years, do not currently need to be accredited. Accreditation will be mandatory for all NSW school and early childhood teachers in the future. This requirement will be rolled out over the next three years with a focus, during 2015, on consultation and planning with key stakeholders.
What are TAAs (A/L)?
A separate category of TAAs, known as TAAs (A/L) are responsible for making accreditation decisions at the voluntary higher levels of Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher .To ensure consistency, TAAs (A/L) are responsible for determining decisions across a minimum of 20 schools (including at least 10 schools with 200 students or more). The schools also need to reflect a range of contexts, including at least one primary (K-6) and at least one secondary school (7-10 or 7-12).
New TAAs (A/L) need to attend an information session with NESA before making accreditation decisions.
Who undertakes the TAA (A/L) role for my school?
The following are authorised in this role:
- Department of Education schools - your Executive Director
- Catholic-systemic schools - the Executive Director or Director of your Diocese
- Seventh-Day Adventist Schools (greater Sydney) Ltd - the Director / Company Secretary
- Association of Independent Schools NSW - the Executive Director
What is the role of the NESA (previously BOSTES)?
NESA oversees the NSW system of teacher accreditation against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. This includes monitoring the quality of TAA accreditation decisions across all schools in NSW. All Proficient Teacher Accreditation decisions are reviewed by an External Assessor to ensure quality and consistency between TAAs across NSW.