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 reports, submit a leave of absence and monitor progress of your accreditation. Endorsed PD Providers 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: 14 July 2022
Next scheduled outage: Friday 22 July 2022 18:00 to 22:00
Holiday office hours
NESA is closed for the Christmas period and will re-open on Monday 10 January 2022.
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.
Finalising Proficient Teacher accreditation
Teachers working towards Proficient Teacher can now finalise their accreditation requirements in their NESA online account. Visit the NESA website for information on finalising your accreditation online.
Principals/TAAs can now view reports and make Proficient Teacher accreditation decisions in their NESA online account.
Applying for accreditation for the first time
Visit the NESA website for information on conditional and provisional accreditation.
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
Current applicants can upload and annotate evidence and add referees in their online account. To submit an application, email NESA with the subject line: ‘Higher level accreditation'. Visit the NESA website for more information on applying.
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