Interstate and overseas applicants

For entry in 2024 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.

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, provided that the student is a permanent resident or citizen of Australia or a citizen of New Zealand.

If the student cannot sit the test you should:

  • submit the online application by the due date (available from 30 March 2023 to 15 May 2023)
  • submit the 'Report of academic merit' for interstate and overseas applicants by 27 July 2023. 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 IQ report. The test must be administered by a registered psychologist sourced by the parent.
  • standardised test results in reading and mathematics. These tests must 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.

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.

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