Teaching standards timeline
Teaching in NSW is a standards-based profession. Since 2004, every new teacher has used the Australian professional standards for teachers (the standards), and engaged in the accreditation process.
|2018||All NSW teachers required to be accredited
The Teacher Accreditation Act 2004 (amended 2014) requires all NSW teachers to be accredited against Australian standards from 2018 in order to teach in NSW schools.
|2017||NESA replaces BOSTES
The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) replaces the NSW Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) with responsibility for quality teaching, learning, assessment and school standards.
The NSW Institute of Teachers ceased and BOSTES established with responsibility for school curriculum, assessment, and teaching and regulatory standards.
|2013||The department endorsed to provide courses at higher stages
The NSW Department of Education (the department) gains broad endorsement to provide registered professional learning to assist teachers to maintain their accreditation at the highly accomplished and lead teacher career stage.
|2012||Australian Professional Standards for Teachers adopted in NSW
The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (opens in a new window) is adopted and all NSW teachers employed after October 1, 2012 are required to become accredited to Australian standards.
|2011||Australian Professional Standards for Teachers released
The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) releases the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (the standards) as a public statement that makes explicit what effective teachers should know and be able to do.
|2010||AITSL established by the Australian Government
AITSL established to provide national leadership in promoting excellence in teaching and school leadership.
Through the 2008 Melbourne Declaration, all Australian states and territories commit to ensuring that all young Australians become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active informed citizens.
|2006||The department endorsed to provide registered courses
The department gains broad endorsement to provide registered professional development to assist teachers to maintain their accreditation at the proficient teacher career stage.
|2004||Teaching standards introduced in NSW
The NSW Institute of Teachers is established, by the department, in an Act of Parliament. NSW Professional Teaching Standards are introduced and all teachers employed after October 1, 2004 are required to become accredited against the standards.
- Teaching standards:
- Teaching standards timeline (current webpage)
- How the standards are organised.
- Gaining accreditation
- Maintaining accreditation
- Effective professional development
- Teaching Standards in Action (TSA) courses
- Strong start great teachers (SSGT).
- Human Resource information for school teachers
- Quality teaching rounds
- CESE - Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (opens in a new window).
- NESA - NSW Education Standards Authority - Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (opens in new window)
- AITSL - Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (opens in new window)
- Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (opens in new window).