Teacher accreditation in NSW
Accreditation supports quality teaching and recognises the invaluable role teachers play in the community.
To start or return to working as a teacher in a NSW school, you must be accredited with BOSTES.
To begin the accreditation process you will need a Statement of Eligibility. Find out how to get a Statement of Eligibility.
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.
Transition to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers - Proficient Teacher
The transition to Proficient Teacher level of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers ends soon
Notification to teachers of ceased accreditation
Teachers who have reached the end of their provisional or conditional accreditation period without achieving Proficient Teacher are no longer eligible to teach.
Accrediting pre-2004 school and early childhood teachers
Accreditation requirements will be rolled out for all NSW teachers over the next three years.