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Program accreditation process

Providers wishing to have Initial Teacher Education programs accredited should make contact with the Board at or (08) 82268820. A project officer will provide advice on the accreditation process.

Applications for accreditation should be submitted in accordance with the Guidelines for the accreditation of initial teacher education programs in Australia, June 2016.

To assess applications the Board will convene an accreditation panel comprised of people trained in the national accreditation process. Each panel will then assess the program against the national program and graduate teacher standards. The panel will provide a final accreditation report and recommendation to the Board.

Where South Australian providers intend to deliver initial teacher education programs in both South Australia and interstate, including online, the relevant interstate teacher regulatory authorities are engaged in the accreditation process.   

The Board will make the decision to accredit or re-accredit the submitted program after giving consideration to the panel report and the Board’s legislative responsibilities. The Board will advise the provider in writing of its decision and any further information of relevance to the decision.

In general, programs will be accredited or re-accredited for a period of up to five years.

The Board will advise AITSL of accredited programs in writing and AITSL will update the national database accordingly.