|Statutory authority overview|
|Formed||1 January 2017|
|Preceding Statutory authority|
|Jurisdiction||New South Wales, Australia|
|Headquarters||117 Clarence Street,|
Sydney, New South Wales
|Annual budget||A$122 million|
|Statutory authority executives|
The New South Wales Education Standards Authority (abbreviated as NESA) is the state government education statutory authority with the responsibility for the establishment and monitoring of quality teaching, learning, assessment and school standards in the Australian state of New South Wales.
Formed on 1 January 2017 to replace the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards,
NESA is responsible for setting and monitoring quality teaching, learning, assessment and school standards. This includes responsibility, across NSW public, Catholic and independent schools, for:
In May 2019 the NESA Board and Minister for Education approved the NESA Charter which sets out the organisation's mission and purpose, objectives and functions, standards, values and operating principles, and the role of the Board.
Read the NESA Statement of Expectations released by the Minister.
NESA has developed a Commitment to Aboriginal Education in partnership with the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc. (AECG).
NESA is also accredited by Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority as the NSW test administration authority for NAPLAN.
On 13 May 2018, the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Education Rob Stokes announced that NESA will undertake a review of the NSW curriculum to ensure it equips students to continue to contribute to Australian society into the 21st century.
NESA engaged Professor Geoff Masters, CEO of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to lead the review.
Read the review's Terms of Reference.
The NSW Curriculum Review Interim Report was subsequently released in October 2019.