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Accreditation 2016 - Professional Recognition for NSW Early Childhood Teachers In 2016

From the 18 July 2016, all NSW early childhood teachers working in long day care and preschools must be accredited by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES).

Who must be accredited?

Early childhood teachers (ECTs) who:

  • are currently employed in full time, part time or casual positions in an approved early childhood education and care service, and
  • hold an early childhood teaching qualification approved or recognised by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), and
  • deliver and assess against the Early Years Learning Framework.

Start the 3-step accreditation process

Step one

Register online to create an account and complete the 10 step accreditation process.

Step two

Post your documents to BOSTES.

You need to provide:

  • certified copies (Justice of the Peace signed) of your ACECQA approved or recognised teaching qualification

  • certified copies of two forms of identification, eg drivers licence, passport or birth certificate

  • evidence of a current NSW Working with Children Check clearance

  • a Statement of Service on employer letterhead, signed by your employer and verifying your employment as an early childhood teacher in a NSW early childhood education and care service (please ensure the letter confirms the dates you have been working as an ECT at that service).

Documents should be mailed to:

BOSTES Early Childhood Teacher Accreditation
PO Box A976

Step three 

BOSTES will review your documents and email confirmation of your registration for accreditation.

After 18 July, BOSTES will email accredited ECTs confirmation of their accreditation at Proficient Teacher.


Visit Your Questions Answered.

Read the Accreditation of Early Childhood Teachers Policy.

Any other questions, please email us.