Support from AISNSW
AISNSW provides two support documents to assist in the drafting of the documentation, policies and procedures required for TAA approval. Both are available through the “Relevant Documents” section below. The Teacher Accreditation Authorities – AISNSW Guide Part 1 (Information and Advice) provides explanatory information, references and worked examples to support schools in drafting their own documentation. The Teacher Accreditation Authorities – AISNSW Guide Part 2 (Templates and Drafts) includes templates for documenting TAA governance and organisational arrangements, as well as draft policies and procedures.
When contextualised to individual circumstances, Part 2 (Templates and Drafts) may form the basis of a TAA handbook, which can be used as a resource at school level and may be useful for collating the documents required for NESA TAA approval. It is strongly recommended that schools using the Templates and Drafts also refer to requirements outlined in both the NESA TAA Guidelines and the AISNSW TAA Guide (Part 1).
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.