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
Taking or returning from leave
If you are taking extended time off, you may be able to put your accreditation on hold. You may also be eligible to have your fee waived, but you have to notify NESA in advance. While you are on a leave of absence you must not teach in NSW. Your accreditation must be reactivated before you return to teaching in NSW.
If you are taking leave for a continuous period of more than six months in the current calendar year, beginning no later than 30 April and/or not returning to teaching before 1 October of that year, we may waive your annual fee.
To be eligible to have your fee waived, you must notify us of your intended leave of absence:
- before 29 January of the calendar year in which the leave is to occur
- within 3 months of your initial accreditation date, for newly accredited teachers, or
- up to 3 months after the expiry of your previous leave of absence.
Returning from leave
You must not teach in NSW while on a leave of absence. You must reactivate your accreditation, when you return from extended leave and before returning to teaching.
- Teachers who reactivate their accreditation (following a leave of absence) between 1 January and 30 September (inclusive) must pay the current calendar year accreditation fee
- Teachers who reactivate their accreditation (following a leave of absence) between 1 October and 31 December (inclusive) are not required to pay that calendar year accreditation fee.
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