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.