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Information for TAAs, principals, supervisors and PD delegates

Teacher Accreditation Authorities (TAAs), school principals, supervisors, and professional development (PD) delegates play an important role in supporting teachers to achieve and maintain accreditation over the course of their teaching career.

New regulatory process for approving TAAs

From 1 January 2016, BOSTES will introduce a new regulatory framework for approving TAAs for non-government schools and early childhood education centres to make accreditation decisions at Proficient Teacher level.

The provisions of the BOSTES Guidelines for the Regulation of Teacher Accreditation Authorities for Non-government Schools and Early Childhood Education Centres apply from 1 January 2016. If at that time there are any differences between the TAA Guidelines and information published on the Teacher Accreditation website, the provisions of the TAA Guidelines will apply.

More about the new regulatory framework for the approval of TAAs 

The role of TAAs at Proficient Teacher

TAAs are responsible for accrediting teachers using the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. TAAs accredit teachers at the level of Proficient Teacher and decide whether a teacher continues to maintain their Proficient Teacher accreditation.

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The role of principals and supervisors

School principals and senior staff who hold supervisory positions, support teachers at all stages throughout their career-long accreditation journey.

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The role of PD delegates

School principals can nominate a staff member known as a Professional Development delegate (PD delegate) to help plan and validate PD for staff maintaining accreditation.

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Get your school endorsed as a PD provider

The process for getting PD provider endorsement is different for government, Catholic or independent schools. A new trial is underway that will allow schools to apply to become endorsed providers with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES). This will help recognise training and PD that is being run by the school, and support teachers to complete the BOSTES Registered PD hours necessary to maintain their accreditation.

Get your school endorsed