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.
eTAMS update and interim arrangements
Teachers maintaining Proficient Teacher accreditation, including pre-2004 teachers
Access to maintenance and professional development (PD) functionality for Proficient Teachers is being released in four stages.
NESA will email you and your principal when you have access to eTAMS maintenance and PD.
The staged approach will ensure capacity to support teachers in using the upgraded system and minimise the impact of any technical issues which may arise.
NESA will closely monitor the staged rollout of access to eTAMS. We are hoping that Stage 1 progresses smoothly and that we will be in a position to roll out Stages 2, 3 and 4 relatively quickly. If needed, we will revise the 28 September 2018 deadline for teachers with maintenance due in Term 1, 2 or 3, 2018 to complete their requirements.
Read interim advice for managing your PD hours until you have access.
Principals and TAAs can search for a teacher in eTAMS and check their accreditation status via the Teacher Lookup.
You can create an account, apply for accreditation and submit your application. Read more about the process
Teachers working towards Proficient Teacher
If you are due or planning to achieve Proficient Teacher Accreditation before the end of Term 3 in 2018, read interim advice and offline process
If you have already started your application in eTAMS, call us on 1300 739 338 and select option 2 for advice.
If you are due or planning to achieve Proficient Teacher Accreditation in Term 4, 2018 you can log in to eTAMS now to continue or start uploading, annotating and linking evidence to the Standard Descriptors. We will contact you once you are able to finalise your Proficient Teacher accreditation in eTAMS.
Teachers applying for higher level accreditation
If you are a current candidate, you can log in to upload, annotate and link evidence to Standard Descriptors and add referees.
To finalise and submit your application, email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject ‘Higher level accreditation’.
Teachers returning from leave
To return from an approved Leave of Absence early, email email@example.com with subject ‘Returning from Leave of Absence’.