To start or return to working as a teacher in a NSW school, you must be accredited by BOSTES. The first step is to apply for Provisional or Conditional Accreditation.
Teachers who have worked in a NSW school since before 1 October 2004, and have not had a break from teaching of more than 5 years, do not currently need to be accredited. Accreditation requirements will apply to all school teachers from 1 January 2018.
Go to the BOSTES Teacher Accreditation
The Professional Teachers Council NSW (PTC NSW) has recently launched a professional learning platform, PTCplus, to provide individualised teacher-created, teacher-presented professional learning directly related to individual schools.
Schools register through PTC NSW and create a professional learning hub and community for their staff
PTCplus is a professional learning platform utilising the professional capacity of PTC NSW member Teacher Associations. PTCplus delivers tailored professional learning events within schools across all sectors, statewide.
PTCplus - Building capacity through professional learning
Contact the PTC NSW office to receive a PTCplus information pack
Associations' PL Events in Semester 2 2016
The PTC NSW calendar of events for Semester 2, Terms 3 and 4 2016 is now available for download.
Here you will find a selection of workshops and seminars to be conducted during semester 2 by some of our professional teaching associations.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Literacy Day
International Literacy Day is celebrated worldwide, bringing together governments, multi- and bilateral organisations, NGOs, private sectors, communities, teachers, learners and experts in the field. On this day also International Literacy Prizes are awarded to people with outstanding solutions that can drive literacy towards achieving the 2030 Education Agenda. This year the focus is on innovation.
This is the first year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this context the vision of literacy is aligned with lifelong learning opportunities with special focus on youth and adults
On the 25 March 2016 Paul Brock, life member and esteemed friend of the English Teachers Association NSW, passed away.
Paul Brock was a person who wanted to make a real difference and he achieved this in all areas of his personal and professional life. Paul took the road less travelled, ‘And that has made all the difference’. His story is one of courage and influence that has earned him the respect and admiration of all of us.
English Teachers Association NSW - Obituary - Paul Brock, mETAphor Issue 2, 2016 (112.53 kB)