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.