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
Initial Teacher Education
NESA is part of a national Initial Teacher Education accreditation system which is overseen by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). All Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programs in NSW undergo a rigorous accreditation process coordinated by the NESA ITE Directorate.
This involves in-depth assessment of design, content, assessment and professional experience components against the national Standards and Procedures and additional NSW requirements. This is in accordance with the Accreditation of Initial Teacher Education Programs in NSW: Policy and Procedures.
Program accreditation requirements
To be accredited, initial teacher education programs delivered in NSW need to satisfy both national accreditation standards and a number of NSW-specific requirements.
View the program accreditation requirements
Transition to revised national Accreditation Standards
From 2016 all existing nationally accredited programs will need to submit by 1 May 2017 an application for Transition to the revised national accreditation standards. This application confirms how existing programs meet or will meet the 2015 accreditation standards
Access the Transition Process
Sharing final year student data
Each year, NSW initial teacher education providers play a critical role in providing accurate final year student data to support their accreditation as teachers.
NESA uses this data to make accreditation decisions on the subjects graduates will be qualified to teach in NSW government schools.
More information on submission of
final year student
Initial Teacher Education Committee (ITEC)
ITEC oversees the accreditation process for initial teacher education programs consistent with the national ITE program accreditation requirements.
Accredited teaching programs
View the full
list of NESA accredited teaching
Great Teaching Inspired Learning ITE reports
The NSW Government’s Great Teaching Inspired Learning – A Blueprint for Action (2013) established that the quality of initial teacher education programs in agreed targeted areas would be assessed and reported on.
View the range of published reports
Information sharing protocols
Information sharing protocols have been developed to govern the sharing of data and information between NESA and higher education providers.
Read the information sharing protocols