ISTAA -

Independent Schools Teacher Accreditation Authority

Teacher accreditation in NSW independent schools takes a number of different forms depending on the type of industrial agreement in place and a range of other factors. In all instances, teachers must be registered with NESA.

Accreditation Updates

Teacher Accreditation Pathways


Proficient Teacher

Progression from BAND 1 ----> BAND 2
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Experienced Teacher

Progression from BAND 2 ----> BAND 3
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Highly Accomplished Teacher and Professional Excellence

BAND 3 and ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
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Lead Teacher

Lead Teacher Accreditation
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