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Simpler process for accrediting new and returning teachers

5 Dec 2014

From Monday 5 January 2015 new and returning teachers will apply directly to BOSTES for provisional or conditional accreditation.

 The new, simpler process will include:

  • creating an online account
  • completing an online application for accreditation
  • providing qualifications for assessment, and
  • applying for a Working with Children Check

The streamlined process for new and returning teachers and school staff is a result of recent amendments to the Teachers Accreditation Act 2004.

Currently, new or returning teachers apply to BOSTES for a Statement of Eligibility which they then provide to their school’s Teacher Accreditation Authority to be provisionally or conditionally accredited.

Applicants may continue to use this process until the end of this Term.  From Monday 5 January 2015, applicants will be able to complete the entire process via BOSTES.

About NSW teacher accreditation requirements

To start or return to work as a teacher in a NSW school, teachers must be provisionally or conditionally accredited with BOSTES. Teachers then achieve and maintain Proficient Teacher Accreditation.

Higher levels of accreditation are also available to teachers who want to extend themselves professionally and be recognised for stand-out achievements. 

In the future, accreditation will be mandatory for all NSW school and early childhood teachers. This requirement will be rolled out over the next three years with a focus, during 2015, on consultation and planning with key stakeholders. 

For more information, contact:
Eligibility team
1300 739 338
+61 2 9268 6300 (from overseas)