NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) provides accreditation resources for teachers and professional development providers. Find accreditation standards and guidelines, research reports, forms and more.

Teachers working on their accreditation

Resources for teachers

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) provides resources to guide teachers throughout their professional practice.

Policies and procedures

Learn how NESA manages privacy, complaints, staff conduct and engaging with the media.

NSW Teacher Accreditation Manual

Your handbook for teacher accreditation, from initial accreditation through to maintenance and cancellation.

Resource index

Browse our accreditation-related forms, guides and templates according to your needs.

Professional development courses and events

Discover online and in-person professional development workshops and courses. Find out more.

Effective documentary evidence

Tips for collecting evidence of your teaching practice to support applying for Proficient or Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher accreditation.

The Standards

The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers describe what teachers should know and be able to do at the different stages of their careers.


NESA collaborates with researchers to improve the education outcomes of students. Learn how NESA supports research and view research reports.

Find a teacher

Anyone can search the NSW Public Register of teachers to confirm a teacher's accreditation. Search now.

Quality Assurance

Learn about how NESA maintains the quality of its accreditation processes.

Become an initial teacher accreditation panellist

If you are an accredited teacher, teacher educator, school executive staff member, or principal, find out about the role you could play in preparing future teachers for the classroom.



Making consistent Proficient Teacher accreditation decisions

Information for professional development providers

Find out what's required to get a professional development course NESA-accredited and how to apply.



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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

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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