The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) works with the NSW community to drive improvements in student achievement. We set syllabuses, assessments, teaching and school standards for all schools in NSW.


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We're making the online NESA experience better for you

We're making the online NESA experience better for you

We're improving our online experience so it's easier for you to find and read content.

We're migrating content in stages from the existing NESA website to This will have no impact on the information available to you.

NSW Curriculum Reform

NESA is preparing a new NSW school curriculum.

The English and Mathematics 3 to 10 syllabuses have been released and will be taught in NSW schools from 2024.

Learn more about the NSW Curriculum Reform

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About NESA

NESA sets the educational standards for all schools in NSW. Learn more about our role and our ongoing initiatives.

Contact us

You can contact NESA for general enquiries or find the contact details for a specific team.

HSC merit lists

These lists celebrate the outstanding achievements of students in HSC courses and VET exams. View the latest lists.

Open access to information

You have a right to access information held by NESA. Learn what you can access, what can’t be disclosed and how to access this information.

Strategies and reforms

NESA has different strategies and reforms to improve education in NSW. Learn about recent changes and initiatives.


NESA has a responsibility to protect the privacy of personal information. Learn how we collect, store and use sensitive data.

Jobs at NESA

NESA offers a range of rewarding employment opportunities. Learn more about the roles available, the recruitment process, selection criteria and how to apply.

HSC minimum standard

There's a minimum standard of literacy and numeracy to receive the HSC. Learn about sitting the tests, disability provisions and resources for schools.

Key services and information

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Key dates

There's a range of important dates students, schools, parents and teachers need to know about. Find the dates for HSC, NAPLAN and other important dates in the school calendar.

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Awards and events

NESA celebrates the achievements of students and teachers through awards, showcases, and merit lists. Browse the lists of high achievers and see the recognition events taking place throughout the year.

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HSC and Careers Expo

This annual event helps NSW students in Years 10, 11 and 12 prepare for the HSC and future career opportunities. Find out when and where the expo is taking place across NSW.

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Professional development

All teachers must be accredited with NESA to teach in any NSW school or preschool. Learn about the requirements to get accredited and understand the changes in the teacher accreditation reform.

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Log into eTAMS

eTAMS is the online accreditation system for all primary, secondary and early childhood teachers in NSW. Log into eTAMS to update your personal information,  submit accreditation applications and monitor the progress of your accreditation. 

Brother John Taylor prize winners 2022
Brother John Taylor Memorial Prize

This prize is presented each year to a student or students who have overcome significant hardship and achieved excellent results in the HSC. Find out about nominations, past recipients and donors.  

Who we are

Find out about how we work, our people and our organisation.

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Get in contact with NESA

You can contact NESA by phone or post

Call: +61 2 9367 8111

NSW Education Standards Authority
PO Box 5300
Sydney NSW 2001

Stay connected

Keep in touch by following NESA on social media.

For more information on how to contact a specific team or make a complaint, visit NESA's contact us page.

Stay informed with NESA newsletters

Subscribe to NESA newsletters for all the latest news, media releases and official notices.


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