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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Scheduled maintenance

Scheduled maintenance

Some NESA websites will be offline on Wednesday 17 July (7pm - 9.30pm).

NSW Curriculum Reform

NESA is preparing a new NSW school curriculum.

Discover more about the Curriculum Reform, new syllabuses, and how you can Have Your Say on draft syllabuses.

Learn more about the NSW Curriculum Reform

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Quick links

HSC Exam papers

To support students in preparing for their HSC exams, NESA provide past exam papers with marking guidelines and HSC marking feedback.

HSC exam timetables

Find out when HSC written, language and performance exams are due to begin.

Manage your teacher accreditation

Discover the options available to manage your accreditation, how to pay your annual fee or renew your Working with Children Check.

Student guide

Whether you're starting your HSC or about to do your exams, find resources to help you get prepared, maintain wellness and understand what you can expect in your exams.

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.

Students Online

Students Online is your source for information about your study from Year 10 to the HSC.

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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Teach in NSW

All teachers need active accreditation with NESA to teach in NSW. Find out how to become a teacher and get accredited, and how to maintain your professional practice.

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Professional development

To maintain accreditation, teachers must undertake ongoing professional development (PD) to ensure they stay up to date with the latest knowledge, skills and teaching methods. Explore various PD types and their requirements.

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Home schooling

Parents may choose to home school their children in NSW. NESA regulates home schooling and registers eligible children. Find out about home schooling and the resources available to parents.

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School registration and compliance

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) oversees the regulation of schools in NSW. Find out how NESA regulates non-government schools, government schools and school providers of courses for overseas students.

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.

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