Update from the SPC/PPA Working Group Meeting (Tuesday 18 June 2024)

Overdue accreditation timeframes

NESA have advised the department that teachers with overdue timeframes for gaining and maintaining their accreditation (overdue up until 31 December 2023 and excluding pre-2004 teachers) will have their accreditation ceased or suspended on Friday 5 July 2024 (last day of Term 2). 

For teachers who have their accreditation ceased or suspended by NESA, the department will also suspend them from employment without pay and suspend their teaching approval from 22 July 2024 (Day 1, Term 3). These teachers will not be able to work until the matter is resolved.

Action for principal

  • Review and action email communications regarding overdue teachers. 
  • Confirm steps required by the teacher and Accreditation Supervisor.
  • Make a recommendation in eTAMS as to the whether or not the teacher should be accredited at Proficient Teacher (if a declaration has been made).
  • Day 1, Term 3 ensure impacted teachers have active accreditation and teaching approval by checking NESA’s eTAMS system and eCPC.
  • Remove teachers from your teacher list in eTAMS that are no longer at your school.

Action for Accreditation Supervisor (gaining proficient teacher)

  • Support the teacher to select 5 to 8 items of documentary evidence. 
  • Complete an observation of practice and write the report
  • Make a declaration in eTAMS as to whether the teacher has met the standards.(once they submit). 

Action for teacher

  • Finalise accreditation in eTAMS if requirements have been met
  • Apply to NESA for an extension if more time is needed
  • Voluntarily cancel accreditation if no longer teaching.

SupportContact NESA at 1300 739 338 or qualityassurance@nesa.nsw.edu.au, or contact the department’s dedicated teacher accreditation team at accreditation@det.nsw.edu.au

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