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New NSW Education Standards Authority

20 December 2016
A new education authority will focus on supporting quality teaching and learning to improve results for NSW students.
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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.

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