If you are a teacher who is accredited in NSW, and you are planning to work in another Australian state or territory, you can put your NSW accreditation on hold by going on a leave of absence.
How to apply for a leave of absence
While on a leave of absence you will not be:
- required to maintain your NSW accreditation
- required to complete any mandatory professional development
- charged fees by BOSTES.
Contact the state you will work in
You will also need to contact the teaching regulatory body in the state or territory you plan to work in for information about their own registration requirements and procedures.
Other teacher regulatory bodies in Australia
Australian Capital Territory
ACT Teacher Quality Institute
The Queensland College of Teachers
Victorian Institute of Teaching
Teachers Registration Board of South Australia
Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory
Teacher Registration Board of Western Australian
Teachers Registration Board Tasmania
Maintain your PD
NSW teachers working towards accreditation can apply for recognition of professional development and teaching undertaken outside of NSW while on a Leave of Absence.
Download overseas and interstate application form for recognition of PD (Microsoft word 63kb)