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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 contactus@nesa.nsw.edu.au
  • If you are returning to a previous level of accreditation your email should be addressed to the Director, Teaching Standards at contactus@nesa.nsw.edu.au.

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.