Key dates and information

VALID tests and marking key dates for 2023:


VALID Science and Technology 6:

  • Test window: 28 August to 8 September 2023
  • In-school marking window: 13 September to 13 October 2023
  • Results in Scout available: mid-November 2023


VALID Science 10:

  • Test window: 28 August to 8 September 2023
  • In-school marking window: 13 September to 13 October 2023
  • Results in Scout available: mid-November 2023


VALID Science 8:

  • Test window: 23 October to 3 November 2023
  • External corporate marking: November 2023
  • Results in Scout available: late December 2023



VALID tests and marking key dates for 2022:


VALID Science and Technology 6:

  • Test window: 29 August to 9 September 2022
  • In-school marking window: 14 September to 14 October 2022
  • Results in Scout available: mid-November 2022


VALID Science 10:

  • Test window: 29 August - 9 September 2022
  • In-school marking window: 14 September - 14 October 2022
  • Results in Scout available: mid-November 2022


VALID Science 8:

  • Test window: 24 October to 4 November 2022
  • External corporate marking: November 2022
  • Results in Scout available: late-December 2022



As soon as possible
  • Place VALID on school calendar
  • Reserve exclusive use of computer rooms or learning spaces for test window


Prior to the test


By 1 August 2022
  • Apply for Braille resourcing if needed

By 12 August 2022


24 August 2022
  • STA user name and password will be sent
  • Complete pre test administrative tasks. See our 'how to' video Pre test administration tasks.
  • Check student details in the administration portal and print student password cards. See our 'how to' video Tips and tricks for printing student codes.


29 August 2022
  • VALID Science and Technology 6 test window opens (remember multiple test sessions can be undertaken during this window)


9 September 2022
  • VALID Science and Technology 6 test window closes
  • Complete test administration. See our 'how to' videos Navigating the test platform and Exempt, withdrawn and special provisions


14 September to 14 October 2022
  • In-school marking including online marker training


Early term 4 2022
  • Release of Preliminary reports
Mid-term 4 2022
  • Release of full Scout reports
Late-term 4 2022
  • Release of Individual student reports


As soon as possible
  • Place VALID on school calendar
  • Reserve exclusive use of computer rooms and learning spaces for test window


Prior to the test
By 16 September 2022
  • Apply for Braille resourcing if needed


By 10 October 2022
  • Send letter to parents about VALID Science 8 (PDF 187 KB)
  • Non-government schools student list due


19 October 2022
  • STA user name and password will be sent
  • Complete pre test administrative tasks. See our 'how to' video Pre test administration tasks.
  • Check student details in the administration portal and print student password cards. See our 'how to' video Tips and tricks for printing student codes.

24 October 2022
  • VALID Science 8 test window opens (remember multiple test sessions can be undertaken during this window)


4 November 2022
  • VALID Science 8 test window closes
  • Complete test administration by 4pm. See our 'how to' videos Navigating the test platform and Exempt, withdrawn and special provisions


Mid- term 4 2022
  • Release of Preliminary reports
Late term 4 2022
  • Release of full Scout reports
Early term 1 2023
  • Release of Individual student reports




As soon as possible
  • Place VALID on school calendar
  • Reserve exclusive use of computer rooms or learning spaces for test window


Prior to the test


By 1 August 2022
  • Apply for Braille resourcing if needed


By 12 August 2022
  • Send letter to parents about VALID Science 10 (PDF 188 KB)
  • Non-government schools student list due


24 August 2022
  • STA user name and password will be sent
  • Complete pre test administrative tasks. See our 'how to' video Pre test administration tasks.
  • Check student details in the administration portal and print student password cards. See our 'how to' video Tips and tricks for printing student codes.

29 August 2022
  • VALID Science 10 test window opens (remember multiple test sessions can be undertaken during this window)


9 September 2022
  • VALID Science 10 test window closes
  • Complete test administration by 4pm. See our 'how to' videos Navigating the test platform and Exempt, withdrawn and special provisions


14 September to 14 October 2022
  • In-school marking including online marker training


Early term 4 2022
  • Release of Preliminary reports
Mid- term 4 2022
  • Release of full Scout reports
Late term 4 2022
  • Release of Individual student reports
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