Teacher Accreditation Authority - New South Wales

Service summary

To become a Teacher Accreditation Authority (TAA) for a non-government school or early childhood education centre, you will need to be appointed by the Agency.

To start or return to work as a teacher in NSW, teachers must be accredited. Teachers are granted accreditation if they meet the requirements for accreditation at any level within the relevant standards. This authority allows you to accredit teachers at provisional, conditional and proficient teacher levels. As a TAA you also decide whether a teacher continues to maintain their proficient teacher accreditation and have the right to suspend or revoke an accreditation. TAAs are also responsible for ensuring that teachers are appropriately accredited.

TAAs are generally either principals of schools or nominated individuals who are responsible for large groups of schools (i.e. catholic systemic schools).

You are required to comply with accreditation procedures and guidelines set out in the professional teaching standards.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this authority you must:

  • be an individual or incorporated body
  • register your details with the Agency.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



Teacher Accreditation Authority - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Administering agency

NSW Education Standards Authority

Act(s) name

Teacher Accreditation Act 2004 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Teacher Accreditation
NSW Education Standards Authority

Operating address:
177 Clarence Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 5300
Sydney, New South Wales 2001


02 9268 6300

Toll Free:

1300 739 338


02 8362 9098

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