How accreditation works
- Guide to accreditation
- Your accreditation
- Pre-2004 teachers
- Casual and part-time
- Early Childhood Teachers
- Interstate teachers
- Overseas teachers
- Future teachers
- Returning teachers
- Taking a break
- Voluntary cancellation of accreditation
- Cessation of accreditation
- Revocation and suspension of accreditation
- Your account
- Complete 10 hours of Refresher Courses
- Administering accreditation
- Supervisors/Principal/Service Providers
- Responsibilities when employing teachers
- Professional experience framework
- Download the professional experience framework
- Supervising provisional-conditional accredited teachers
- Checklist for supporting proficient teacher accreditation
- Proficient teacher report
- Supervisor report sample
- Verify maintenance of accreditation
- Plan and validate PD
- Supporting highly accomplished and lead teacher accreditation
- PD Delegates
- Initial Teacher Education
- Get teaching programs accredited
- Transition to the revised standards
- Higher Ed Providers and NESA info sharing
- Initial Teacher Education Committee
- Accredited teaching programs
- GTIL ITE reports
- Providing professional development
Before seeking employment overseas you will need to check the accreditation requirements for your destination country. Some countries, such as Canada and the UK, may require a Letter of Professional Standing from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) before they will recognise your NSW accreditation and allow you to work as a teacher. This also applies to teachers from the UK or Canada who have completed their teaching qualifications in Australia.
Teaching in Canada or the UK
Before you can be registered to teach in Canada or the UK you will need a Letter of Professional Standing from NESA.
To obtain a Letter of Professional Standing, email NESA at email@example.com requesting the letter and include certified copies of your teaching qualification transcript/s as well as proof of ID.
Apply for a leave of absence
If you are a NSW teacher who is planning to work overseas you can put your NSW teacher accreditation on hold by going on a leave of absence.
While on a leave of absence you will not be:
- required to maintain your NSW accreditation
- required to complete any mandatory professional development
- charged fees by NESA subject to terms and conditions.
Maintain your PD
NSW teachers working towards accreditation can apply for recognition of professional development and teaching undertaken outside of NSW while on a leave of absence.
Download the application for recognition of interstate and overseas PD (Word 64 KB).
If you are taking extended time off, you may be able to put your NESA annual accreditation fee on hold. Your accreditation must be reactivated when you return to teaching in NSW.