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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.

English Language Requirements

This site provides information on English language requirements to be eligible to be accredited to teach in a NSW school.

What level of English language is required to be eligible to be accredited to teach in a NSW school?

For teaching in all NSW schools the Professional Teaching Standards specifically require English communication skills.

Refer to the Institute’s Policy on the English language proficiency for teachers at Provisional or Conditional Accreditation