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Taking a break

If you are taking a break from teaching, going on maternity leave or planning to teach interstate or overseas, you can apply to put your NSW accreditation and fees on hold.

While you are on leave you cannot work as a teacher in NSW. If you intend to work, even for one day, you must reactivate your accreditation for that period.

Leave of absence (maternity leave etc)

If you stop teaching in NSW for a period of six months to five years, you can take a leave of absence from accreditation. A leave of absence can include time away from teaching due to maternity leave, sickness, moving out of NSW, or finding employment in a different industry. A leave of absence places your accreditation on hold and during this period you must not work as a teacher in NSW.

How to take leave of absence.

Teaching interstate

If you are a NSW teacher planning to work in another Australian state you should apply for a leave of absence. This will put your NSW accreditation and fees on hold. You must reactivate your accreditation to return to teaching in NSW. You will need to contact the teaching regulatory body in the state you plan to work in for information about their own requirements and procedures.

More about teaching interstate.

Teaching overseas

If you are a NSW teacher who is planning to work overseas you should apply for a leave of absence. This will put your NSW accreditation and fees on hold. You must reactivate your accreditation to return to teaching in NSW.

More about teaching overseas.

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