Interstate and overseas applicants

Update: For overseas and interstate applicants not able to return to sit the test, the due date for submission of the Report of academic report has been extended to 17 September 2021.

For entry in 2022 the Opportunity Class Placement Test is held in NSW. Students living interstate or overseas should travel to NSW sit the test if possible. There is no catch-up test and the test cannot be taken outside NSW. Use one of the following procedures for interstate or overseas students who are unable to sit the test.

  • interstate and overseas procedure OR
  • illness or misadventure procedure.

Interstate and overseas procedure

If the student is living interstate or overseas but the family will be living in NSW by the start of Year 5 parents can apply for placement. If the student has no school assessment scores from Year 4 in NSW and cannot sit the test you should:

  • submit the online application by the due date (available from 20 April 2021 to 7 May 2021)
  • submit the Report of academic merit for interstate and overseas applicants by 17 September 2021. Log in to your application to upload the report.

The Report of academic merit requires:

  • a recent (within the last 2 years), reliable, full scale WISC V or Stanford Binet V IQ report. THe test must be administered by a registered psychologist sourced by the parent.
  • standardised test results in reading and mathematics. These can be adminsitered by a psychologist or certified teacher. The specific test depends on what is available to the person administering the tests. Examples of standardised tests are WIAT-III and WIAT-IV or PAT Maths and PAT Reading. The psychologist or teacher should be able to advise which standardised tests would be available.

Interstate and overseas students do not need to submit school assessment scores as only those from NSW schools in Year 4 can be used in the score calculation.

Returning to sit the test

If interstate and overseas students can sit the test in NSW, applicants should enter in the application a suitable suburb for test centre allocation. A report of academic merit is not required if the student is in NSW to sit the test.

Illness or misadventure procedure

Interstate or overseas applicants can use the illness or misadventure procedure after applying if:

  • they are temporarily living outside NSW and will live in NSW by the start of Year 5
  • they have attended a NSW primary school in 2021
  • they have been given school assessment scores in 2021.

Submit an application by the due date. If unable to travel to NSW to sit the Opportunity Class Placement Test, submit an illness or misadventure request through your application dashboard.

Go to Illness/misadventure for further detail.

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