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: 29 November 2022
Next scheduled outage: Thursday 14 July 2022 18:00 to 23:00
Holiday office hours
NESA is closed for the Christmas period and will re-open on Monday 10 January 2022.
eTAMS is currently experiencing technical difficulties with incoming and outgoing emails. During this time you may experience a delay in our responses. We thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this matter as soon as possible.
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.