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: 24 March 2021
Next scheduled outage: Wednesday 24 March 2021 from 18:00 hours to 24:00 hours
Holiday office hours
The NESA office will be closed from 3pm Friday 20 December 2019 and will reopen at 8:30am Monday 6 January 2020.
There will be a limited number of staff available to assist with any urgent teacher accreditation telephone enquiries during this time..
NESA will be closed on 25, 26, 27 December and 1 January.
Your NESA online account will be available throughout this period.
NESA is currently experiencing difficulties with our phone service provider. If you are unable to call NESA, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologise for any inconvenience caused
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.
Teachers currently following the offline process can still submit their report offline if needed. Principals/TAAs should refer to the offline process for making Proficient Teacher accreditation decisions offline.
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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