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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 by BOSTES. The first step is to apply for Provisional or Conditional Accreditation.

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 requirements will apply to all school teachers from 1 January 2018.


Proficient Teacher accreditation: online submission of reports and evidence

From Tuesday 26 April 2016 the process for Teacher Accreditation Authorities (TAAs) to submit Proficient Teacher accreditation decisions to BOSTES will be exclusively online. read more

Information sessions for casual teachers

BOSTES will be hosting information sessions for casual and short-term temporary teachers working towards accreditation at Proficient Teacher in regional and metropolitan areas of NSW. read more

Teacher Accreditation eNEWS - now available

The first 2016 issue of Teacher Accreditation eNews emailed Wednesday 24 February features articles on teacher accreditation, professional development, teacher education, tips and answers to frequently asked questions. read more

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