Help change education development

ACER is actively seeking professional partnerships with international researchers and consultants with expertise in a range of education quality improvement areas.

ACER international professional associates typically have more than five years of international experience working at senior government level with partners such as DFAT, DFID, the EU, UNICEF, UNESCO, USAID, World Bank or other development agencies.

If you are interested in joining a global, internationally recognised community of education experts and researchers, please complete the form below.

ACER associate expression of interest

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Privacy statement

This survey is to identify international professional associates with proven international experience in education and development for the purpose of possible future collaboration on research projects and to keep them informed of such opportunities (“the Purpose”).

Personal information is that information or opinion that tends to identify a particular individual such as name and date of birth. ACER will only collect, store, use and disclose your personal information for the Purpose.

If you do not provide your personal information there is no particular impact for you other than missing the opportunity to participate in fulfilling the Purpose.

Sensitive Information

By participating in this survey, YOU CONSENT that ACER may in pursuit of the Purpose collect, record and disclose your personal information which may include sensitive information, such as, your ethnicity or cultural background.

Disclosure of your personal information

Disclosure of your personal information (including sensitive information) ACER may disclose your personal information (including sensitive information):

1. to ACER contractors which may assist ACER in pursuing the Purpose from time to time;

2. where ACER is required to do so by law, to government agencies, or individuals appointed by government, responsible for investigating and resolving disputes or complaints connected with the Purpose.

Transfer of personal information overseas

Under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)(the Act) (an Australian privacy law by which ACER is bound) ACER has to ensure that, if it transfers your personal information outside Australia or its external territories ACER should take steps to ensure the entity or person it transfers such to complies with the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Act.

But if  you consent to the disclosure of your personal information, ACER will not have to take steps to ensure compliance by the relevant entity or person with the Australian Privacy Principles. Please be aware that ACER may disclose your personal information to entities or persons in pursuit of the Purpose in countries that may not have similar privacy laws or measures by which you may pursue any of your privacy rights in respect as that of Australia. 

By participating in the survey YOU CONSENT to such transfer

Your rights

ACER will abide by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). You have the right to:

1. inspect your personal information;

2. request amendment of your personal information; 

3. make complaint in respect of a breach of your privacy; and

4. not give the above consents.

To exercise any or all of the above rights please review ACER’s privacy policy, which sets out the processes of how you may attend to the same.

The process

ACER Malaysia will review your initital expression of interest and may contact you with a complete application form.

Once you have been fully registered as an ACER Malaysia associate we will contact you when we have work we feel could benefit from your input.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

The Australian Council for Educational Research Ltd (ABN 19 004 398 145) is bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) in respect to your personal information. For your rights see the ACER privacy policy.