Reward outstanding academic performance

The ACER Scholarship Tests are used across Australia to identify scholarship candidates by reliably differentiating among academically able students.

The program provides support to participating schools, parents and students.

  • Skills-based, reliable tests designed to identify outstanding performance
  • High-quality, extensively trialed questions
  • Available to Australian and international students, for entry into Australian schools
  • Support from the ACER Scholarships team from registration to results delivery
  • Easy online registration

ACER Scholarship cycle

  1. School registers test date with ACER
  2. Parents register and pay for each school they wish to apply to
  3. Student sits the test
  4. ACER marks applicants’ test papers
  5. ACER reports back to school
  6. School informs parent if a scholarship is awarded
  7. ACER or school distributes result reports to parents

ACER Scholarship Test structure

child going to school

Primary (Level P) tests

For entry into Years 4 to 6.

Available tests:

Reading and Viewing



Delivery: Paper based

child going to school

Secondary (Levels 1, 2 and 3)

For entry into Years 7 to 12.

Available tests:

Written Expression



  • Level 1: Mathematics (multiple choice, 40 minutes)
  • Levels 2 and 3: Mathematics and Science (multiple choice, 40 minutes)

Delivery: Online or Paper based

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