Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards

The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) was created by the NSW Government to sustain and improve high standards of achievement in NSW schools. BOSTES commenced operation on 1 January 2014, and brings together the functions previously provided by the Board of Studies NSW, and the NSW Institute of Teachers.

BOSTES oversees a system of accreditation and recognition of a teacher's professional capacity against Professional Teaching Standards. These aim to provide a common reference point to articulate and support the complex and varied nature of teachers' work. They describe what teachers need to know, understand and be able to do. As well, the standards provide direction and structure to enhance the preparation, support and development of teachers. For detailed information about BOSTES, consult its website.