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.
Principals and TAAs can search for a teacher in eTAMS and check their accreditation status via the Teacher Lookup.
We will contact you once eTAMS is updated to reflect the new, streamlined maintenance process. Read advice
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 plan to submit from Term 3, you can login and start uploading, annotating and linking evidence to Standard Descriptors.
Read interim arrangements for teachers due or planning to submit before the end of term 2.
Teachers maintaining accreditation
If your maintenance is due in 2018 or beyond, we will contact you once eTAMS is updated to reflect the new, streamlined process.
Read advice for teacher maintaining accreditation and interim arrangements for teachers whose maintenance was due in 2017.
Teachers applying for higher level accreditation
If you are a current candidate, you can login 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’.