The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES)
BOSTES was created by the NSW government in 2014 to sustain and improve the already high standards of achievement in NSW schools.
BOSTES brings together the curriculum, teaching, assessment, registration and policy functions previously provided by the Board of Studies NSW, and the NSW Institute of Teachers. Read more about BOSTES.
Stronger HSC Standards
Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli, has announced reforms to the HSC, which will be implemented for Year 11 students in 2018 and Year 12 students in 2019.
At the heart of the reforms is the establishment of a minimum literacy and numeracy standard to be eligible for the award of the HSC. The minimum standard underpins the two main other areas of reform: revised course structure and content, and streamlined assessment.
These changes will provide a flexible HSC that caters for the needs of all students, with options to extend students in their studies.
Read more about the Stronger HSC Standards reforms, including a timeline for implementation.
Tell us what you think
BOSTES is currently consulting on:
You can provide feedback by attending a face-to-face consultation meeting, completing an online survey or providing a written submission.
Accreditation supports quality teaching and recognises the invaluable role teachers play in the community. To start or return to working as a teacher in a NSW school, you must be accredited with the BOSTES.
Visit the BOSTES teacher accreditation website (previously the NSW Institute of Teachers website) for information about the requirements and processes for teacher accreditation in NSW.
Great Teaching, Inspired Learning
Great Teaching, Inspired Learning sets a new direction for improving teacher quality and student learning outcomes in NSW schools. It will help students to achieve better results by researching and sharing what makes an excellent teacher, and supporting the career-long professional development of all teachers.
Visit the Teacher Accreditation website for more information about Great Teaching, Inspired Learning – a Blueprint for Action, which outlines 47 actions to improve the already high standards of teaching in NSW.
The BOSTES provides replacement statements for lost or mislaid certificates issued by the Board of Studies, past Boards or the New South Wales Department of Education. Replacement statements can be provided for Intermediate Certificate, Leaving Certificate, School Certificate, RoSA, Year 11 Preliminary Certificate, Higher School Certificate, TER/TES and Year 10,11 or 12 Statement of Attainments/Result Notice.
High-quality professional development (PD) helps teachers to continuously improve and maintain their teaching practice and develop their careers.
BOSTES presents a range of workshops throughout the year and coordinates a rigorous process of endorsing providers. Visit the Teacher Accreditation website for more information about professional development providers.
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