Teacher Accreditation - New South Wales


All teachers need to be accredited to work in a NSW school or centre-based early childhood service.

There are two base levels of accreditation - provisional and conditional. If you have completed a relevant undergraduate 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. Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher Accreditation).

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

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 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.



Ongoing (with annual payments)


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Application fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Apply Licence All $100.00

Annual fee. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Teacher Accreditation Act 2004 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Teacher Accreditation Regulation 2023 New South Wales

Administering agency

NSW Education Standards Authority

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.