NESA registered professional development
The department has broad endorsement from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to provide NESA registered professional development at the proficient, highly accomplished and lead career stages.
This is across all standards within the Australian professional standards for teachers (the standards).
We review and approve NESA registered professional development (PD) courses created by any school, operational or state office directorate, which means applications do not need to be approved by NESA.
The department as a NESA endorsed provider
The Leadership and High Performance directorate (L&HP) manages and coordinates the department’s endorsed provider status. L&HP ensures ongoing compliance with NESA's endorsed provider criteria in their 'Endorsement of Professional Development Providers and Courses Policy’.
L&HP is responsible for providing advice to schools, operational and state office directorates about the interpretation and implementation of the endorsed provider criteria, and the quality assurance processes related to this status.
Our registered course approval process broadly aligns to the process NESA applies when it reviews and approves external providers who deliver NESA registered PD courses to NSW teachers.
There is also a series of requirements that need to be adhered to when delivering PD courses, such as a consistency and quality of course delivery, advertising, finalising course completion records, and teacher evaluation.
The MyPL system
All applications for NESA registered PD are submitted to the department through MyPL, our system for planning, managing and recording professional learning.
The registered course application process in MyPL is the way we can ensure and record how a PD course meets NESA’s definition of registered PD and the endorsed provider requirements.