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Prospective teacher education students can explore the path to becoming a teacher, including finding information on accredited teaching degrees. If you are a provider of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programs, find out how to get a program accredited.

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How to become a teacher

Find out how to become a teacher in NSW including entry requirements for teaching degrees, what Professional Experience placement is, and how to find a teaching job.

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Becoming a teacher in NSW

Find out which universities in NSW offer accredited teaching degrees. Learn about what a graduate teacher should know at the early stage of their career.

Accredited teaching degrees

NESA-accredited teaching programs ensure you gain the knowledge, skills and values to succeed as an educator, and graduates become eligible to register as a teacher in NSW. Find a course that suits you.

Graduate Standard Descriptors

The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (the Standards) describe what teachers should know and be able to do at every stage of their career. Learn about the Standard Descriptors for the graduate level.

Providing Initial Teacher Education programs

Discover what's involved in getting an ITE program accredited and how NESA evaluates and accredits ITE provider applications.

Initial Teacher Education (ITE) providers

Teacher education programs in NSW go through a rigorous accreditation process. As an ITE provider, find out how to apply for program accreditation and how the professional experience framework helps coordinate and provide consistency for teaching placements.

Subject Content Knowledge (SCK) Policy

The SCK policy focuses on the Graduate Teacher career stage of the Standards. It supports ITE providers and accreditation panels to understand and apply accreditation requirements to teacher education programs. Read the policy.

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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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