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Accrediting pre-2004 school and early childhood teachers

20 Nov 2014

The NSW Parliament has passed amendments to the Teacher Accreditation Act 2004 that will require all NSW school and early childhood teachers to be accredited.

The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES), in partnership with the school sectors and early childhood stakeholders, will be rolling out the new accreditation requirements for NSW teachers over the next three years.

The draft timeline includes consultation with key stakeholders during 2015 to finalise a straight forward process for initially accrediting pre-2004 school teachers that will recognise the professional qualifications, standing and experience of these teachers.

BOSTES is currently developing, in consultation with key early childhood education stakeholders, a suitable process and timeframe for the accreditation of early childhood teachers working in pre-schools, long day care centres and other early childhood settings.

Requiring all NSW school and early childhood teachers to be accredited are two of 47 Great Teaching, Inspired Learning (GTIL) actions that the NSW Government is implementing to raise further the high standards of teaching in NSW and lift the status of the profession.

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