New NSW Education Standards Authority
From January 2017, the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) will build upon the work of the Board of Studies, Teaching and Education Standards (BOSTES) and take responsibility for:
- setting the NSW K-12 curriculum
- accreditation of teachers, registration of schools and home schooling
- delivering High School Certificate (HSC)
- approving tertiary teaching degrees, including minimum entry standards and a pre-graduate literacy and numeracy test.
Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli said NESA will have an increased focus on developing evidence-based policy to improve student achievement and driving quality teaching.
“NESA will ensure increasing efforts are redirected to support quality teaching and learning in our classrooms,” Mr Piccoli said.