The Australian Education Research Theses database contains more than 20,000 entries of doctoral and masters research theses in the field of education that have been accepted by Australian universities. Entries date back to the early 20th century. Links to the full text are provided for more than 8000 theses and the database is updated regularly with recent theses.

Submit your thesis to the Australian Education Research Theses database

ACER is keen to include details about your thesis in the database. The thesis must be at doctoral or masters level and have already been accepted by an Australian university. Send a copy of the title pages, contents pages and the abstract to

Accessing the Australian Education Research Theses database

Institutional libraries can provide online searching to staff and students by purchasing an annual subscription. Subscribing institutions will be provided access using IP authentication.

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Online access points

Search AERT online (access for staff and students of subscribing institutions and ACER staff). ACER staff can access offsite by using their Library login.

Library login  

The following institutions also provide access to the database via these links. If you are experiencing access problems, please contact your librarian.

Australian Catholic University

Curtin University

Edith Cowan University

University of Melbourne

University of Otago

University of Southern Queensland

University of Sydney