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Pre-2004 teachers

A pre-2004 teacher is someone who started teaching in a NSW school before 1 October 2004 and has not had a break from teaching for five or more years.

From 1 January 2018, all teachers must be accredited to continue, return to or start teaching in a NSW school. This is a new requirement for pre-2004 teachers.

So if you were employed in a NSW school before 1 October 2004 and have not had a break of more than five years away from teaching, it is almost time to engage with accreditation.

How will I get accredited?

In recognition of the knowledge and skills that pre-2004 teachers have already demonstrated you will be granted full accreditation – Proficient Teacher Accreditation from 1 January 2018.  This will allow you to move immediately into an accreditation maintenance phase.

NESA is currently working with employers across NSW to capture all pre-2004 employees in our system. Please make sure you have your Working With Children Check clearance up to date and be prepared to provide this to your employer when asked.

NESA will send all pre-2004 teachers an induction pack including account activation information over the coming months.

If you have not heard from NESA by 1 September 2017 please email to confirm your accreditation status.

Please do not attempt to set up your own account. NESA will establish an account for you in consultation with your employer(s).

More information for pre-2004 school teachers.

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