Teacher Accreditation - New South Wales


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, which 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.

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).


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. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Apply Licence All $100.00

Annual fee.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Apply for a Statement of Eligibility - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Teacher Accreditation Act 2004 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Teacher Accreditation Regulation 2015 New South Wales

Lodgement process


You can lodge your 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

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Teacher Accreditation

NSW Education Standards Authority

Operating address: 117 Clarence Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 5300
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Toll Free: 1300 739 338
Phone: 02 9268 6300
Fax: 02 8362 9098
Email: contactus@nesa.nsw.edu.au