Key dates

Test dates in 2024


Opportunity Class Placement Test Selective High School Placement Test
For entry in 2025 1 August 2024 9 May 2024


Opportunity classes—Year 5 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 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 2023

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At 5pm, students with accepted offers are withdrawn from reserve lists.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


Opportunity classes—Year 5 entry in 2025*

Date Activity
1 August 2024 Opportunity Class Placement Test

* Currently confirmed dates. More to come.


Selective high schools—Year 7 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
18 August 2023 Placement outcomes expected to be released
25 August, 5 working days after outcome release Results enquiries about Writing test due

25 August, 5 working days after outcome release Appeals due
late-August 2023 Reserve lists activated
late-September 2023 Results enquiry outcomes released
late-October 2023 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.


Selective high schools—Year 7 entry in 2025

Date Activity
9 October 2023 Applications open
20 November 2023 Applications close
20 November 2023 Requests for reasonable adjustments for disability due
21 November 2023 Primary schools consulted for additional information about applicants
Early-February 2024 Parents update application if students have changed schools since applying
25 April 2024 Test centre allocation and authority letter available to parents
9 May 2024

Selective High School Placement Test

Interstate and overseas Report of academic merit due


16 May 2024 Illness/misadventure requests due
16 June 2024 Last day to change selective high school choices
Late-August 2024 Placement outcomes expected to be released
Late-August 2024 - 7 days after outcome release

Results enquiries about writing test due

Appeals on other grounds due


Early-September 2024

Offers are made from reserve lists

Reserve bands progress published on website


Late-September 2024 Writing test results enquiry outcome released
End-October 2024 Appeals outcomes released
18 December 2024 Students holding accepted offers are removed from reserve lists at 3:00pm
Late-January 2025 Authority to attend a selective high school letter released to parents


Selective high schools—Years 8 to 12 entry

Dates Activity

June 2024

Application and placement information available on this website.

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

21 June 2024

Application form available on this website.

26 July 2024

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 2024

Selection committees meet and consider applications for entry starting in 2025.

September-October 2024

Outcome advice is sent to applicants by each school for entry starting in 2025.

Late June to late July 2025

Updated application information and application form available

Applications open for placement in 2026

Category:

  • Student management and wellbeing
  • Teaching and learning

Topics:

  • Gifted students
  • High performance
  • Student assessment

Business Unit:

  • Educational Standards
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