EBE NSW unable to deliver NESA accredited PD this year

The NESA website states that “completing professional development (PD) helps teachers keep up to date with relevant content, skills and pedagogy and supports their professional growth”. Unfortunately members completing EBE NSW PD courses this year are not being able to register hours completed as “NESA Accredited PD” as they have been able to do in the past as a result of the Professional Teachers Council NSW (PTC NSW) losing its status as an accredited provider. On 21 May 2021, the CEO of PTC NSW David Browne wrote to members saying “regrettably, based on recent NESA meetings it appears that no decision to change the current interim situation will be made by the end of 2021”.

If you are not happy with this situation, PTC NSW is asking teachers to write directly to NESA CEO, Mr Paul Martin and NESA Initial Teacher Education and Accreditation, Mr John Healey NESA Director.

A major concern is the financial impact this decision has had on the sustainability of professional teacher associations across NSW and the devastating impact on the provision of quality accredited professional learning.

Letters should highlight the following points: –

the importance, relevance and value of association professional learning across all sectors
that association work is profit for purpose across all sectors and systems – a strength
significant financial impact due to the lack of NESA accreditation for our courses
the perception by members of the importance of NESA accreditation of professional learning
PTC NSW and its members be reconsidered an Authorised Provider based on the long history of ensuring all PL meets all accreditation requirements across the priority areas as outlined in the new policy for accreditation.

Emails can be addressed to:

Brooke Lawson
Executive Assistant to the NESA CEO

John Healey
Director Initial Teacher Education & Accreditation

EBE NSW finds the whole situation unacceptable as our members make the effort to increase student learning outcomes in Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies and Commerce classrooms by completing our courses ( sometimes after school in their own time) but are then not able to register the hours of learning as “NESA Accreditated PD”.