Support from AISNSW
AISNSW provides a support manual, Guide to the Regulation of Teacher Accreditation Authorities, to assist in the drafting of the documentation, policies and procedures required for TAA approval. The Guide, available through the link below, includes templates for governance and organisational documentation, draft policies and procedures, and explanatory information, references and worked examples to support schools in drafting their own documentation.
A shorter version of the Guide, containing only the customisable templates and draft policies and procedures, which may form the basis of a TAA handbook, is also available for download through the link below. It is strongly recommended that schools using this shorter version also refer to both the more complete AIS support Guide and the NESA TAA Guidelines.
As noted above, while school-based TAAs may base their documentation on AISNSW templates and drafts, they should ensure that their policies and procedures reflect the real context of the TAA, describing the processes that actually occur, and should ensure consistency, where relevant, with the school’s (and/or ECEC’s) policies and procedures.
TAAs are also strongly advised to seek appropriate legal advice to confirm the suitability of their policies, including those based on drafts provided by AISNSW.
Please contact the AISNSW Education Regulations and Program team on (02) 9299 2845 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about TAA regulatory matters. The AISNSW Teacher Accreditation Division - phone (02) 9299 2845 - is able to assist with enquiries related to ISTAA and general teacher accreditation matters.