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2018 NESA-BOSTES Requirements

The 2018 NESA-BOSTES requirements for accreditation mean all teachers must be accredited to continue, return-to or start teaching in a NSW school. This is a new requirement for pre-2004 teachers. The 2018 NESA-BOSTES requirements for maintaining accreditation at proficient teacher cover two key areas.

Accredited teachers are required to maintain their accreditation in five-year (for full-time teachers) or seven-year (for casual or part-time teachers) cycles. Therefore, for those accredited at Proficient Teacher, this involves:

  • completing 100 hours of professional development linked to the Standard Descriptors of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and
  • submitting a Maintenance of Accreditation Report at the end of each cycle.

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (the Standards) are the agreed benchmarks by which quality teaching is assessed, measured and accredited in Australia. As such, EI for Teachers aligns directly with the Standards allowing you to use your 360-degree feedback to get a snapshot of your impact against many of the descriptors. You can download the Australian Professional Standards for Teacher here.

EI for Teachers is a professional development program addressing 3.6, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. In addition each survey question has been mapped to a relevant focus area.  This means you can use your 360-degree feedback to see a snapshot of your teaching practice against the following Standards; Know students and how they learn; Know the content and how to teach it; Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning; Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments; and Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning.

Educator Impact is endorsed to provide NESA/BOSTES QTC Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher.

As a result, successful completion of one cycle of EI’s evidence-based professional learning for teachers will contribute 4 hours of QTC Registered PD.  This addresses 3.6.2, 6.1.2, 6.2.2 and 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and goes towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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