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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.

Teacher Accreditation in NSW

Accreditation supports quality teaching and recognises the invaluable role teachers play in the community. To start working as a teacher in a NSW school, you must be accredited with BOSTES.

To begin the accreditation process you will need a Statement of Eligibility. Find out how to get a Statement of Eligibility.

Teachers who have worked in NSW since before 1 October 2004, and have not had a break from teaching of more than 5 years, are not currently required to be accredited.

Latest News

Increased choice in training providers for accredited teachers

14 professional development providers were newly endorsed or had their scope of endorsement broadened by the Quality Teaching Council at its 19th March 2014 meeting including: read more>>

Recognition of completed postgraduate, further undergraduate or TAFE study or Vocational Education and Training (VET) retraining.

Teachers maintaining their accreditation can apply to have postgraduate and further undergraduate study recognised as professional development. read more>>

Quality Teaching Council meets for the first time

The first meeting of the Quality Teaching Council (QTC) was held on 19 March 2014. read more>>
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BOSTES BULLETIN

The BOSTES Bulletin is a weekly e-newsletter which includes Official Notices and articles about:

  • changes to accreditation policies and requirements
  • teaching standards
  • school registration
  • credentials
  • other matters of interest to teachers, parents and students.
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Welcome to the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES)

On 1 January 2014, the NSW Institute of Teachers and the Board of Studies NSW merged to become the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES).

BOSTES has been created as the new authority in NSW for standards in curriculum, student assessment and teacher quality.

A new BOSTES website is being developed. In the meantime, please continue to use this website for information about teacher accreditation in NSW.