Teacher Accreditation - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this accreditation if you intend to teach in a school or early childhood education centre in NSW.

There are two base levels of accreditation - provisional and conditional. If you have completed a relevant undergraduate Bachelor degree or the majority of an approved course (e.g. a Bachelor of Teaching) you can apply for conditional accreditation. If you have completed an approved course on top of an undergraduate degree you can apply for provisional accreditation.

If you hold a provisional or conditional accreditation and satisfy the relevant requirements you can then apply for accreditation at a proficient teacher level, otherwise known as full accreditation. Higher levels of accreditation are also available if you want to extend yourself professionally and be recognised for stand-out achievements (e.g. Lead Teacher and Highly Accomplished accreditation).

To begin the accreditation process you must submit a Statement of Eligibility, this can be done online.

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.


You will not require this accreditation if you were employed as a teacher before 1 October 2004 and have remained employed as a teacher.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this accreditation you must hold either a:

  • degree from a higher education institution within Australia
  • degree from a higher education institution outside Australia that is recognised within the relevant guidelines.

You must also provide the Agency with all the required supporting documents.

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



Ongoing (with annual payments).



Annual fee.


Application fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.



Apply for a Statement of Eligibility - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources



You can lodge you application by creating an online account, completing the online form and then posting your academic qualifications and other supporting documents to the Agency.

Administering agency

NSW Education Standards Authority

Act(s) name

Teacher Accreditation Act 2004 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Teacher Accreditation Regulation 2015 (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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