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
Join an accreditation panel
All initial teacher education programs submitted for accreditation by universities and other higher education providers, are assessed by accreditation panels set up by NESA (previously BOSTES). These panels are made up of teachers, teacher educators, school executive staff and principals.
Why get involved?
Becoming involved in an accreditation panel is an excellent way to develop high-level analytical skills, engage in detailed discussions with teaching colleagues and play a role in preparing future teachers for the classroom.
Through participation in the Accreditation Panel process you will have an opportunity to:
- Develop a better understanding of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (PDF 2.22 MB)
- Learn about professional experience requirements for student teachers
- Gain a deeper understanding of university and higher education teaching degrees
- Extend your professional network by working with peers from other schools and higher education providers, including interstate teachers and teacher educators.
How to become a panel member
If you would like to become an accreditation panel member, you need to submit an application form and then undertake a one day national training program held in Sydney. Once you’ve completed your training, you will be placed on a list and may be contacted to sit on an Accreditation Panel.
Your time commitment
NESA coordinates assessment of around 150 initial teacher education programs over a 5 year cycle. Accreditation panel members would typically sit on only one panel during the 5 year cycle. Panel meetings are held at NESA in the Sydney CBD.
The amount of reading in preparation for the Accreditation Panel meeting is substantial but you will be given around 4-6 weeks before the meeting to read the documentation. Travel expenses are covered for regional and inter-state panel members.
Apply for accreditation panel member training
Download, complete and return the appropriate form below.
Contact the ITE team via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 739 338 (within Australia).