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
Accreditation top 10
1. What are the NSW Teacher Accreditation requirements?
To work as a teacher in a NSW school, you must be provisionally or conditionally accredited by NESA. If you worked as a teacher in NSW prior to 1 October 2004, and have not had a break from teaching in NSW of more than five years, you are not currently required to be accredited.
Accreditation will be mandatory for all NSW school teachers from 2018 and early childhood teachers from 2016 to 2017.
2. How much are the fees?
Teachers in NSW pay an annual fee to support their accreditation and ongoing professional development and training. The current fee is $100 and covers the calendar year and can be claimed as a tax deduction.
3. Non-payment of fees?
It's important to keep your contact details up to date as that is how you will be notified when fees are due. You will receive two reminders and then we will suspend your accreditation if you have not paid by the due date. After your accreditation has been suspended, your employer will be given 14 days to suspend your employment.
4. Getting accredited for the first time?
To start or return to working as a teacher in a NSW school, you must be provisionally or conditionally accredited by NESA. Everything you need to know can be found here. Its important to read all the information and make sure you have all the necessary documentation to support your application.
5. How do I update changes to my phone number, address or email?
6. How do I tell you if I have changed my name?
7. Taking a Leave of Absence?
if you cease teaching in NSW for a period of 6 months up to 5 years, you can take a Leave of Absence from a accreditation. To apply login and select 'Leave of Absence' from the left hand menu ad follow the prompts. You can email your request for leave, if you prefer, stating the date you want to start leave and the expected end date. It's important to read what will happen regarding your fees.
8. Returning from a Leave of Absence?
9. I no longer wish to teach in NSW?
Email us immediately. We will then stop issuing invoices and 'stop the clock' on your accreditation time period.
10. When you contact us?
Please provide the following details in every email to us:
- Teacher Number that is on your Accreditation card - this is not your employee number
- Date of birth
- Current employer
- Exactly what you want to know.