Achieve Proficient Teacher accreditation

All teachers need to work towards being accredited at Proficient Teacher. Find out how to apply, who is eligible to apply for immediate accreditation, and understand the Standard Descriptors for Proficient Teacher.

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Achieving Proficient Teacher accreditation

What you need to know when applying to become a Proficient Teacher in NSW.

Apply for Proficient Teacher accreditation

Learn the steps you need to take towards achieving your Proficient Teacher accreditation.

Immediate accreditation at Proficient Teacher

If you are returning to teaching, find out if you are eligible to apply for immediate accreditation at Proficient Teacher.

Streamlined pathway for retired returning teachers

If you are a retired teacher returning to the classroom, find out if you are eligible to apply for Proficient Teacher using our streamlined pathway.

Proficient Teacher Standard Descriptors

Find out what the Standard Descriptors at the Proficient Teacher career stage are and how to demonstrate you meet them.

Using your online account

Use your NESA online account (eTAMS) to update your personal details, submit your Proficient Teacher application, pay your annual fee, and log and track your professional development.


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Contact our teacher accreditation team

You can contact specialist teacher accreditation staff depending on your circumstances.

Call: 1300 739 338 or if you are calling from overseas +61 2 9268 6300

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