Voluntary cancellation of accreditation
From 1 January 2017, teachers can apply to voluntarily cancel their accreditation. A teacher can voluntarily cancel their accreditation if they:
- have left the teaching profession, or
- they wish to return to a prior accreditation level eg: a teacher at Lead Teacher Accreditation may wish to return to Proficient Teacher Accreditation.
The application must be in writing.
- If you are leaving the teaching profession your email should be addressed to the Director, Teacher Accreditation at firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you are returning to a previous level of accreditation your email should be addressed to the Director, Teaching Standards at email@example.com.
If you cancel your accreditation because you have left the teaching profession you cannot be employed to teach in any approved centre-based early childhood service or school.
If you plan to return to teaching you will need to reapply for accreditation. Depending on the period of your absence, conditions may apply.