This policy is current as at 23/03/2018 06:32am, AEDT. Please refer to policy library website (https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library) for an updated version.
States the department’s policy for the mandatory accreditation of teachers at Proficient Teacher level and the maintenance of that accreditation to meet the requirements of the Teacher Accreditation Act 2004 and the Education Standards Authority Act 2013.
1.1 All teachers must meet the department’s requirements for employment and approval to teach in order to be employed in NSW public schools.
1.2 The Teacher Accreditation Act 2004 and the Education Standards Authority Act 2013 require all teachers to be accredited as of 1 January 2018.
1.3 Under the Teacher Accreditation Act 2004 it is an offence for a teacher to teach in a school or early childhood education centre unless the teacher is accredited. It is an offence for the department to employ or continue to employ a teacher who is not accredited with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
1.4 To meet the mandatory accreditation requirements of NESA, the department:
1.5 The Secretary has delegated the responsibility of Teacher Accreditation Authority at Proficient Teacher to principals (including teaching principals and associate principals), who make the accreditation decision for teachers in NSW public schools, and to the Director, Educational Leadership, as the Teacher Accreditation Authority for principals (including teaching principals and associate principals), requiring accreditation at Proficient Teacher.
2.1 This policy applies to all staff in NSW public schools participating in the accreditation and maintenance processes of teachers at Proficient Teacher.
3.1 This policy is to be read in conjunction with:
4.1 Principals are delegated as the Teacher Accreditation Authority at Proficient Teacher level for teachers in NSW public schools.
Principals are responsible for:
4.2 The Director, Educational Leadership is the Teacher Accreditation Authority for principals requiring accreditation at Proficient Teacher level.
Directors, Educational Leadership are responsible for:
4.3 Supervisors are responsible for:
4.4 Teachers required to achieve accreditation at Proficient Teacher are responsible for:
5.1 The Executive Director, Human Resources is responsible for monitoring the implementation of this policy and reviewing its effectiveness at least every three years.
6.1 Manager, Teacher Talent Programs, Human Resources 02 9836 9091
7.1 30 August 2005
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