Certifying authorities

What are certifying authorities?

To apply for national teacher certification, you'll need to contact the certifying authority in your state or territory. This certifying authority is who you'll work with to undertake the certification process, and ultimately become certified. These authorities are listed below. At AITSL, we work with certifying authorities to ensure that national certification continues to be rigorous, valid and reliable across jurisdictions.

List of certifying authorities 

 

State/territoryCertifying authoritySystem/sectorWebsite 
Australian Capital TerritoryACT Teacher Quality InstituteGovernment, Catholic and IndependentWeb
New South WalesNSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)Government, Catholic and IndependentWeb
Northern TerritoryTeacher Registration Board of the Northern TerritoryGovernment, Catholic and IndependentWeb
QueenslandIndependent Schools QueenslandIndependentWeb
South AustraliaSouth Australian Teacher Certification Committee (SATCC)GovernmentWeb
South AustraliaSouth Australian Teacher Certification Committee (SATCC)Catholic Web
South AustraliaSouth Australian Teacher Certification Committee (SATCC)IndependentWeb
Western AustraliaAssociation of Independent Schools of Western Australia (AIS WA)IndependentWeb

 

Interested teachers from Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland and the Government and Catholic systems in Western Australia are encouraged to contact their employers.

HELP

Got a question about certification?

Although we're always here to help, if you have a question about certification, you should contact your relevant certifying authority from the table above.