- Teacher accreditation
Applications for approval as a Teacher Accreditation Authority (TAA) are due by 31 March 2018.
Applications that must be submitted by Saturday 31 March 2018 include:
The requirements and processes for approval as a TAA under the Teacher Accreditation Act 2004 are detailed in the Guidelines for the Regulation of Teacher Accreditation Authorities for Non-government Schools and Early Childhood Education Centres.
A new regulatory framework for approving TAAs for non-government schools and early childhood education centres was introduced on 1 January 2016.
Under transition arrangements, non-government schools seeking initial or renewed registration to commence from 1 January 2019 are required to have a TAA approved under the new framework.
The TAA Guidelines can be downloaded from the Teacher Accreditation Authorities section of the NESA website. Other resources include:
The school registration and TAA renewal processes are integrated, where possible.
The supporting materials to be provided by a TAA as part of an application and during an inspection will vary according to a risk assessment (similar to the one applied to non-government schools seeking registration).
For TAAs not yet approved under the new regulatory framework, the application and inspection process will consider compliance with all requirements and associated evidence.
For TAAs that have been approved under the new regulatory framework, the process will vary in line with any relevant indicators of risk. In these circumstances, Inspectors will provide specific advice to the TAA.
For further information contact Jane Williams, Senior Inspector, School Registration and Accreditation at email@example.com.