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
Tips for choosing a teaching degree
Many Australian universities and other higher education institutions offer accredited teaching degrees. To be eligible for Provisional Accreditation to teach in NSW schools, you must have graduated from an accredited teaching degree. It’s important to find the teaching degree and institution that matches your needs.
1. Do your research. Visit higher education providers’ websites and read the course programs to find out which teaching degree is best for you.
2. Consider course delivery options and the institution’s facilities. For example, is distance education available? Is part-time study an option?
3. To work as a teacher in NSW you must have completed an accredited degree. Make sure you are enrolling in an accredited teaching degree. See accredited teaching degrees in NSW.
4. Find out how to enrol in a degree and by what date you need to submit your application. Some institutions may accept applications directly while others may require you to apply through an external
5. Regardless of what university you study at or the degree you end up doing, accredited NSW teaching degrees have to include study in mandatory areas including:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
- Literacy and numeracy
- Students with Special Educational needs
- Classroom management
- Teaching students with English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D).
6. During your
7. Your professional experience will include a minimum of:
- 60 days for a 2 year FTE graduate entry degree
- 80 days for a 4 or 5 year FTE undergraduate degree.
8. If you are considering studying interstate, ensure that the teaching degree you are seeking to enrol in is accredited by that state’s teacher registration body. More about teaching interstate.