NESA is changing the way it endorses providers and registers professional development.
On 30 November 2020, NESA ceased their endorsement of all previously endorsed providers, and deregistered registered courses. Prompted by NESA’s internal process review, the Minister announced stricter criteria and mandated priorities for teachers’ professional learning. NESA has released the Accreditation of Professional Development Courses Policy that will immediately replace the Endorsement of Professional Development Providers and Courses Policy (February 2019).
In 2021, Little Scientists Australia, along with all other previously endorsed providers, will begin a new process to apply for NESA accreditation. In the meantime, Little Scientists courses can still be uploaded to eTAMS by teachers under Elective PD hours (previously known as Teacher Identified hours).