NESA will no longer endorse providers or register professional development in the way it has done in the past.
Effective from 30 November 2020, the endorsement of all NESA endorsed providers is cancelled and registered courses are deregistered. In July 2020 a NESA internal review was completed and 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 existing Endorsement of Professional Development Providers and Courses Policy (February 2019).
In 2021 Little Scientists Australia, along with all other previously endorsed providers will be able to begin a new process to apply for NESA accreditation. Until then, Little Scientists courses can be still be uploaded to eTAMS by teachers under Elective PD hours (previously known as Teacher Identified hours).