Taking or returning from leave
If you are taking extended time off, you may be able to put your accreditation on hold. While you are on a leave of absence you must not teach in NSW. Your accreditation must be reactivated before you return to teaching in NSW.
If you are taking leave for a continuous period of more than six months in the current calendar year, beginning no later than 30 April and/or not returning to teaching before 1 October of that year, we may waive your annual fee.
To be eligible to have your fee waived, you must notify us of your intended leave of absence:
- before 29 January of the calendar year in which the leave is to occur
- within 3 months of your initial accreditation date, for newly accredited teachers, or
- up to 3 months after the expiry of your previous leave of absence.
More about taking a break from teaching in NSW
Returning from leave
You must not teach in NSW while on a leave of absence. You must reactivate your accreditation, when you return from extended leave and before returning to teaching.
- Teachers who reactivate their accreditation (following a leave of absence) between 1 January and 30 September (inclusive) must pay the current calendar year accreditation fee
- Teachers who reactivate their accreditation (following a leave of absence) between 1 October and 31 December (inclusive) are not required to pay that calendar year accreditation fee.