NESA Accreditation

NESA Accreditation News Former NESA Professional Learning providers have recently received notification of the implementation of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accreditation of Professional Development Courses policy.

A number of key documents and resources supporting the implementation of the policy have now been published on the NESA and PTC NSW website to support PTC members and other providers being able to now apply for professional development (PD) courses to be assessed by NESA and approved as NESA Accredited PD. This includes:

  •  finalised principles of effective professional learning
  •  content criteria for each of the four priority areas as identified by the Minister: – delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) – student/children with disability – student/child mental health – Aboriginal Education and supporting Aboriginal students/children.
  • application forms (Note that you will need to use Form A to submit your first course application under the new Policy); and
  • additional resources to support you in applying including a series of informative powerpoint presentations.

As the requirements for NESA Accredited PD have significantly changed from the previous policy, not everything that was previously NESA registered will be able to be accredited under the new policy. Note that the capacity for previously delivered courses relating to the two priority areas of Curriculum/EYLF and Students/Children with Disability to be confirmed as Interim Accredited continues alongside the implementation of the new NESA Accredited requirements.

The PTC NSW PL accreditation committee will also be familiarising themselves with the requirements and information association members on how they will be assisting moving forward to other announcements due February 2022. We are also working with NESA to organise how best to support members and the possibility of hosting information sessions online. We will be in touch with members regarding a NESA information session once confirmed.

PTC NSW continues to lobby NESA and the Minister for Education requesting PTC NSW and member associations be reinstated as providers of NESA accredited professional learning. Current advice indicates that a consideration of our status will not be made until early 2022.

Forms

Form A:  For organisations applying to have their first course accredited under the Accreditation of Professional Development Courses Policy implemented from 2021

Form B: For organisations who have already had one or more courses accredited under the Accreditation of Professional Development Courses Policy implemented from 2021

Form C:  For organisations applying to have a conference with concurrent workshops accredited under the Accreditation of Professional Development Courses Policy implemented from 2021