Recent changes to the Teacher Accreditation Act 2004

There were legislative amendments made to the Teacher Accreditation Act 2004 in December 2021.

The most significant change is that NESA will become the sole authority to make teacher accreditation decisions from 29 November 2022. After this date, school-based TAAs will no longer make accreditation decisions. Schools will continue to have a key role in supporting teachers with accreditation.

Each school’s current TAA will continue making teacher accreditation decisions for teachers at the school until 29 November 2022 in accordance with their TAA’s policies and procedures.

NESA has published further information about the changes here.

AISNSW will work with NESA as it consults and develops the new processes for teacher accreditation.

The AISNSW Regulation and Accreditation Portfolio will provide member schools with information and support about these changes as they become available.

Schools on the 2022 inspection program

All schools on the 2022 renewal of registration program will need to identify their current TAA in the application for renewal of registration.

In most cases, schools on the 2022 renewal program with a school-based TAA will not need to submit a renewal of TAA application form or provide TAA documentation as part of an inspection visit.