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Changes to teacher accreditation

25 Nov 2016

Most teachers and professional learning providers are operating above and beyond accreditation requirements to improve student achievement.

This is why BOSTES (the Education Standards Authority from 1 January 2017) is making changes to protect the teaching profession’s quality standards, reduce the administrative burden for most teachers, schools and professional learning providers and focus compliance monitoring activities where they are most needed.

This means some key changes in 2017, including:

  • A streamlined process for approving Education Standards registered professional development to increase the range of quality professional learning for teachers
  • Streamlined Proficient Teacher Accreditation and maintenance processes to make roles and responsibilities clearer and reduce paperwork for teachers
  • A new process for suspending and revoking a teacher’s accreditation to strengthen transparency, accountability and fairness for teachers

BOSTES is currently consulting with key stakeholders to develop interim policies for suspension and revocation of accreditation and approval of professional development providers. These will be released before 1 January 2017.