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Introduction to Accreditation at Proficient Teacher. Module 1 of 5. Module . 1. :. Accreditation with The Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards. The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) oversees the system of accreditation in NSW:. ID: 159747 Download Presentation

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Accreditation Support for Teachers

Introduction to Accreditation at Proficient Teacher

Module 1 of 5


Module 1:Accreditation with The Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards


The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) oversees the system of accreditation in NSW:To support quality teaching in all NSW schoolsTo advance the status and standing of the teaching profession



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Other regulatory authorities


Representing the views of NSW teachers and the community, the QTC plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of the teaching profession in NSW.  Council members, who are either elected by their peers or appointed by the Minister, are directly involved in developing teacher accreditation policy in NSW. At the heart of the QTC’s mission is building the profession’s capacity to protect its standards.

Quality Teaching Council


The QTC meets bimonthly to advise the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) about:teacher accreditation policy, including Great Teaching, Inspired Learning reformsthe use of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachersongoing professional learning for teachersinitiatives to support quality teaching.

What does the Council do?


The QTC also: recommends initial teacher education programs for accreditationendorses providers of continuing professional development for teachersprovides a key channel for teachers and the community to address issues in teacher accreditation.

What does the Council do?


Initial Teacher Education:Approves initial teacher education programs in NSWTeacher AccreditationConducts the assessment of qualifications for teachers wanting to teach in NSW. Accredits teachers as provisional or conditional

BOSTES Directorates:


Teaching StandardsMonitors the accreditation process across NSWManages and supports the use of external assessors for quality control in the accreditation processProfessional LearningApproves providers of courses and programs relevant to accreditation

BOSTES Directorates




Accreditation ensures a structured induction to the professionAccreditation recognises and certifies a teacher’s achievementAccreditation at Proficient Teacher is mandatory and follows a period of teaching practiceAccreditation at this level is a school-based process

The purpose of Accreditation


Accreditation is mandatory for: teachers who started teaching after 1 October 2004, orteachers who have returned to teaching after an absence of five or more years.From 2018, existing teachers and early childhood teachers will be accredited at Proficient Teacher level and will need to maintain their accreditation.



A teacher accreditation authority (TAA) is the person or body authorised to determine if a teacher meets the requirements for accreditation.For teachers seeking provisional or conditional accreditation, this is the BOSTESFor Proficient Teacher accreditation the TAA is:the Director, Public Schools in the government sectorthe Diocesan Director in Catholic systemic schoolsthe Principal in most independent schools

Teacher Accreditation authority


The TAA is responsible for managing and monitoring teachers’ accreditation by: maintaining a record of accreditation completing a report on the teacher’s practice against the Standards

Teacher Accreditation authority


The Australian Professional standards for teachers


The Standards:are a public statement of what constitutes quality teachingdefine the work of teachersmake explicit the elements of high quality, effective teaching in 21st century schoolsprovide a framework for that describes the knowledge, practice and professional engagement required across teachers’ careers.provide a common language between teachers, teacher educators, organisations and the public

The Australian Professional standards for teachers





Current Teachers section

Resources for teachers working towards accreditation at Proficient



Additional resources available on the BOSTES website:


Videos, templates, policies, how to guides and booklets




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