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Accredited teaching programs

To ensure that future teachers in NSW schools have the knowledge, understanding, skills and values needed to improve student outcomes, all NSW initial teacher education programs have to meet minimum standards.

If you are a future or returning teacher, considering how to find and select the right teacher program for you, you need to look at:

Initial teacher education programs are assessed through a rigorous process managed by NESA (previously BOSTES). Program accreditation is approved by the Minister for Education.

To understand the process:


Program accreditation is for up to five years with graduates eligible for Provisional Accreditation to teach in NSW schools.

Programs marked Pending Accreditation are currently undergoing the accreditation process. See previously accredited programs that are no longer accepting new enrolments.

Alphacrucis College

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Master of Teaching (Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2020

Australian Catholic University, NSW

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Master of Teaching (Early Years) – Accredited until 30 June 2018
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Master of Teaching (Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2020

Australian College of Physical Education

  • Bachelor of Dance Education – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Education (Physical and Health Education) – Accredited until 31 December 2018

Avondale College of Higher Education

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Birth - 12) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Master of Teaching (Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2020

Charles Sturt University

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) [Graduate Entry] – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Master of Teaching (Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Education (K-12) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Health and Physical Education) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Technology and Applied Studies) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Industry Entry program – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Outdoor Education – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) [Graduate Entry] – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019

Excelsia College (formerly Wesley Institute)

  • Master of Teaching (Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019

Macquarie University

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) (Birth to 12 years) – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Arts with the Bachelor of Education (Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology with the Bachelor of Education (Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary) [Graduate Entry] – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Arts with the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Science with the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) [Graduate Entry] – Accredited until 31 December 2018

Morling College

  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019

Southern Cross University

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary and Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019

University of Newcastle

  • Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Master of Teaching (Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Humanities) (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Fine Art) (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Science) (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Mathematics) (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Technology) (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019

University of New England

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2017
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2017
  • Bachelor of Special Education (Primary)/Bachelor of Disability Studies – Accredited until 31 December 2017
  • Master of Teaching (Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2017
  • Bachelor of Education (K-12 Teaching) – Accredited until 31 December 2017
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary Arts) – Accredited until 31 December 2017
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary Science) – Accredited until 31 December 2017
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary Music) – Accredited until 31 December 2017
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary Mathematics) – Accredited until 31 December 2017
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2017

University of New South Wales

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Media Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Media Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2018

University of Notre Dame (Australia) - Sydney

  • Bachelor of Education (Birth to Twelve Years) – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Primary Education – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Primary Education (Religious Education) – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and Arts – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and Business Studies – Accredited until 31 December 2018

University of Sydney

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Master of Teaching (Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education) (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences)/Bachelor of Arts – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences)/Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics)/Bachelor of Science – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics)/Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science)/Bachelor of Science – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science)/Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019

University of Sydney - Conservatorium of Music

  • Bachelor of Music (Music Education) – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Music (Music Education) (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2018

University of Technology Sydney

  • Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary with Specialisations) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary with Specialisations) (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (K-12) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Master of Teaching in Secondary Education – Accredited until 31 December 2017

Western Sydney University

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary) - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Master of Teaching (Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019

University of Wollongong

  • Bachelor of Primary Education – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Bachelor of Primary Education (Dean’s Scholar) – Accredited until 31 December 2018
  • Master of Teaching (Primary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education (Dean’s Scholar) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Science Education – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Science Education (Dean’s Scholar) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Physical and Health Education – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (Dean’s Scholar) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (Honours) – Accredited until 31 December 2020
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) – Accredited until 31 December 2019
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