Key dates

Key dates - Year 5 opportunity class entry in 2024



Date Activity


30 March 2023

Applications open for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2024



15 May 2023 Applications close for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2024


30 March 2023 to 19 May 2023 Parents of students may request reasonable adjustments for the test


17 May 2023 to 2 June 2023

Principals process student applications



13 July 2023

Parents access ‘Test authority’ advice in application dashboard

Parents advised of reasonable adjustments granted for the test



27 July 2023

Opportunity Class Placement Test



3 August 2023 Last day to submit Illness/misadventure requests


6 August 2023 Last day to change school choices in application dashboard


September 2023

Selection committee meets



20 October 2023

Placement outcome information expected to be released



from 20 October 2023 Parents accept or decline first round offers


Mid-November 2022

Reserve bands available on website



18 January 2024

At 5pm, students with accepted offers are withdrawn from reserve lists.



19 January 2024

‘Authority to attend’ letters tare made available in application dashboard to parents of students with accepted offers o take to the school on the first day of term in 2024

Key Dates - Year 7 selective high schools entry in 2024

Date Activity
18 October 2022

Applications open

Primary schools consulted for additional information about applicants


16 November 2022 Applications close
16 November 2022 Requests for reasonable adjustments for disability due
20 April 2023 Test centre allocation and authority letter available to parents

4 May 2023

Selective High School Placement Test

Interstate and overseas Report of academic merit due

11 May 2023 Illness/misadventure requests due
11 June 2023 Last day to change selective high school choices
mid-August 2023 Placement outcomes expected to be released
5 working days after outcome release Results enquiries due
5 working days after outcome release Appeals due
late-August 2023 Reserve lists activated
late-September Results enquiry outcomes released
late-October Appeals outcomes released
18 December 2023 Students holding accepted offers are removed from reserve lists at 3:00pm
late-January 2024 Authority to attend letter released to parents.

Key Dates - Year 7 selective high schools entry in 2023

Date Activity

19 October 2021

Applications open for placement in Year 7 in 2023.

17 November 2021

Applications close for placement in Year 7 in 2023.

24-29 March 2022 (updated) Test authority letters and test centres sent to parents
31 March 2022 (updated) Rescheduled Selective High School Placement Test
31 March 2022 (updated) Interstate or overseas Report of academic merit due
7 April 2022 (updated) Illness/misadventure requests about test performance submitted
8 April 2022 (updated) Illness/misadventure requests about missing the test submitted
24 April 2022 Last day to change school choices
Late June 2022 Selection committees meet

Mid-late August 2022

Placement outcomes expected to be released

August 2022 to May 2023 Parents accept or decline offers
Late-August 2022 Results enquiry due 5 working days after outcomes are released
Late-August/early September 2022 Appeals due 5 working days after placement outcomes are released (corrected)
Late-August 2022 Reserve lists activated until at least May 2023
Late September 2022 Results enquiry outcomes expected to be released
Late October 2022 Appeals outcomes expected to be released
19 December 2022 at 3pm Students who have kept offers are removed from reserve lists

Mid-January 2023

Authority to attend letters for entry in 2023 available in the application dashboard

May 2023 Reserve lists close

Key dates - Years 8 to 12 selective high schools

Dates Activity

June 2022

Application information available on this website.

Check school websites or contact the school for specific application and assessment requirements.

21 June 2022

Application form available on this website.

22 July 2022

Closing date for completed application forms to be submitted to the chosen selective high schools. A separate form must be submitted to each school.

August - September 2022

Selection committees meet and consider applications for entry starting in 2023.

September-October 2022

Outcome advice is sent to applicants by each school for entry starting in 2023.

Test dates

Opportunity Class Placement Test dates Selective High School Placement Test dates
28 July 2022 for 2023 entry 31 March 2022 for 2023 entry
27 July 2023 for 2024 entry

4 May 2023 for 2024 entry

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