How to register an account

Follow these steps to register an account in TESSA:

  1. Go to TESSA at https://tessa.energysustainabilityschemes.nsw.gov.au/ and click on ‘Register here’.
  2. Enter the required information and submit.
  3. You will receive an email requesting certified copies of documents for a 100 point identity check and evidence of authority to sign (if applicable) – see below.
  4. Submit your documents by replying to our email.

We will assess your documents and request more information if necessary.

Once your documents are successfully verified your registration will be approved and your user profile created. You will receive a confirmation email that you have been granted access to TESSA.

The registration process is then complete and your 100 point identity documents are deleted from our systems.

You can also watch this video, which includes information about how to register an account.

Identity documents

You must provide documents adding to a minimum of 100 points, including at least one document from Category A. Identification must be current and include at least:

  • one type of photographic identification
  • identification that contains your date of birth.

Category A

Points

Category B

Points

Australian passport (current or expired within the last 2 years but not cancelled)

70

Medicare card

25

Australian Citizenship Certificate

70

Birth certificate extract

25

Australian visa (current)

70

Australian marriage certificate

25

Full birth certificate (not extract)

70

Australian change of name certificate

25

Australian driver licence/Learner’s permit

40

Australian Electoral Roll enrolment

25

 

 

ATO taxation assessment notice

25

 

 

Credit or account card

25

 

 

Current council rates notice

25

 

 

Bank statement (showing transactions)

25

 

 

Current utility bill less than 12 months old

20

Your identity documents must be copies of the originals that have been certified as true (within 4 weeks of your application being submitted) by a:

  • Justice of the peace
  • Solicitor or barrister with a current NSW or interstate practising certificate
  • Commissioner of the court for taking affidavits
  • Notary public, or
  • Person authorised by law to administer an oath.

Authority to sign

You must be an authorised signatory to apply for accreditation or to amend an accreditation through TESSA.

Apply to be an authorised signatory through TESSA by providing evidence of your authority – for example, a letter authorising you to submit an application on behalf of the organisation.

It must be duly executed by your organisation to our satisfaction. For example, the letter may be duly executed by two directors, or a director and a company secretary.

If you are a sole director and have no company secretary or are a sole director who is also the company secretary, the Current Company Extract (together with proof of identity) is sufficient evidence of your authority to submit an application.

If you have questions about registering an account please contact us.