Welcome to the online accreditation system for all primary, secondary and early childhood teachers in NSW. It's where you can: update your personal information, log and track your PD, review and evaluate PD course offerings, submit accreditation applications, pay your annual fee, submit a leave of absence and monitor progress of your accreditation. Providers of Accredited PD can manage their courses and upload PD session participation.
Visit the NESA website for more information about accreditation to teach and quality teaching in NSW.
System last updated: 8 February 2024
Holiday office hours
eTAMS support staff will be unavailable during the Christmas shut down period and will respond to any enquiries from 9 January 2023.
Next scheduled outage: 7:00pm on 8 February to 10:00pm on 8 February 2024
eTAMs portal will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance from Thursday 17 August (7pm) to (12am). We apologise for any inconvenience.
NESA is closed for the Christmas period and will re-open on Monday 8 January 2024. No accreditation decisions will be made during this period.
NESA is performing scheduled maintenance between 5:30pm and 8pm
From 1 January 2018 you must be accredited to start, continue or return to teaching in a NSW school or early childhood service. Being an accredited teacher means you have met the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at one or more of the four career stages in teaching.
Applying for accreditation for the first time
Visit the NESA website for information on conditional and provisional accreditation.
Finalising Proficient Teacher accreditation
Teachers working towards Proficient Teacher can finalise their accreditation requirements in their NESA online account (eTAMS). Visit the NESA website for information on finalising your accreditation online.
Principals can view reports and make Proficient Teacher accreditation recommendations and attestations in their NESA online account.
All teachers can log and evaluate professional development in their NESA online account. Visit the NESA website for information on professional development requirements and maintaining accreditation.
Applying for higher level accreditation
Teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher or above can start new Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher applications in their online account.
Current applicants can upload and annotate evidence, add referees and submit modules for assessment. Visit the NESA website for more information on applying.
Taking a break from teaching
Apply for a leave of absence in eTAMS. Visit the NESA website for information on taking a leave of absence.