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Welcome to the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES)

BOSTES has been created as a new authority in NSW for standards in curriculum, student assessment and teacher quality.

BOSTES will deliver services previously provided by the Board of Studies NSW and the NSW Institute of Teachers.

A new BOSTES website is currently being prepared. In the meantime, please continue to use existing web pages for services and information.

For more information, visit the BOSTES homepage.

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Current Issues


1. Windows PCs

Teachers are experiencing issues with the new Microsoft Windows 8 or Windows 7 Operating System & Internet Explorer 10.


· When logging in to our web portal message received: “Input string is not in the correct form”

· Creating an account message received - Unable to populate address field from webform


If you experience these issues, we recommend that you turn on Compatibility View in Internet Explorer.

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Press “Alt” on your keyboard
  3. Select “Tools”
  4. Select “Compatibility View Settings”
  5. Add “” to the space provided and press “Add”
  6. Close all open windows and restart Internet Explorer.

Another way to select “Compatibility View” is to press the “Broken Page” in the right hand side of your address bar when you encounter the error (se PDF file below for how to do this).


pdf format How to turn on compatibility View mode


2. Apple computers

Teachers’ experiences suggest that using the native Safari web browser on the Institute website can cause you difficulties with certain parts of our web forms.


If you experience any issue, we advise you to install the Google Chrome web browser from the following link; and use when you are logging in to your account at the Institute.

3. Technical Support Required

Should you require detailed technical assistance, please send an email to (with IT Problem in the email subject) or phone 1300 739 338 and select the General Enquiry option.


If you are experiencing a problem on a computer within a school network local settings may be blocking functionality. To expediate a resolution we would welcome a call from your local IT support person.

Further Important Information for new users:

Last Updated (26/06/2013)