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
QueenslandQueensland College of Teachers (QCT)Government, CatholicWeb
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
VictoriaIndependent Schools Victoria (ISV)IndependentWeb
VictoriaMelbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS)Catholic Web
Western AustraliaAssociation of Independent Schools of Western Australia (AIS WA)IndependentWeb

 

Interested teachers from the following systems are encouraged to contact their employers:

  • Tasmania - all sectors
  • Victoria - Government sector
  • Western Australia - Government and Catholic sectors
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.