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 NSW since before 1 October 2004, and have not had a break from teaching of more than 5 years, are not currently required to be accredited.
Overdue Accreditation Requirements
Following a review of accreditation records, BOSTES has contacted provisionally or conditionally accredited teachers whose Proficient Teacher / Professional Competence Accreditation Reports were due before 1 June 2014.
75,000 NSW teachers to be accredited
The NSW Government wants all teachers to be accredited by the end of 2017 and has introduced legislation to make it mandatory.
Evaluating Registered Professional Development
A key component of the maintenance of teacher accreditation is the evaluation of BOSTES Registered Professional Development courses.