Test Centres

Test centre locations for the 2020 test windows are listed below. Please note that test centre locations for 2020 Window 4 will be restricted to major capital cities. If you wish to sit the test in a test centre, please take note of the availability in the table below.

While all listed test centres are expected to operate as scheduled, some locations may be subject to change. Any updates to the 2020 test centre schedule will be published on this page. 

Please take note of the following for 2020 Test Window 2:

Due to government regulations and restrictions, 2020 Test Window 2 will not operate in test centres. The test will still operate via remote proctoring only for those candidates who most need to sit for completion purposes. To limit pressure on IT infrastructure and systems the window will be limited in terms of available test sessions and will only be available for candidates who meet specific eligibility criteria. Places will be allocated in the order that registrations are processed.

Please also note the specific eligibility criteria for 2020 Test Window 2:

Only the following candidates are eligible to register to sit the test from WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL:

• Initial teacher education students who must sit the test for mid-year 2020 graduation purposes 

• Graduated initial teacher education students who must sit the test for teacher registration purposes.

Registrations for 2020 Test Window 2 are very close to full capacity. Due to capacity restraints, final year initial teacher education students who need to sit the test to facilitate their final professional experience are not able to register for this test window. We ask these candidates to register to sit the test in subsequent test windows.

Please note that test centre locations for 2020 Test Window 4 will be restricted to major capital cities only - Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. All other test centre locations will not be available for 2020 Window 4.

Capital Cities - 2020

Test Centre Window 1 Window 2 Window 3 Window 4
Adelaide
Brisbane
Canberra
Darwin
Hobart
Melbourne
Perth
Sydney

Regional locations - 2020

Test Centre Window 1 Window 2 Window 3
NSW
Albury/Wodonga**
Armidale
Bathurst
Newcastle
Parramatta/Granville
Wagga Wagga
Wollongong
VIC
Ballarat
Geelong
Mildura
Warrnambool
Albury/Wodonga**
QLD
Cairns
Gold Coast
Rockhampton
Sunshine Coast
Townsville

** either Albury or Wodonga will be offered

Test centre addresses and session times

All test centres are located in the town or city centre. Those located in the city centre are easily accessible by public transport. Test centre addresses will be released approximately one week prior to the start of the relevant test window. The full test centre address will be displayed on your test admission ticket. Test centre addresses cannot be released any earlier for security reasons.

The test will be available at the following times:

Session Indicative Reporting Time*** Indicative Completion Time***
Literacy AM 7:30AM 10:00AM
Numeracy AM 10:30AM 1:00PM
Literacy PM 1:30PM 4:00PM
Numeracy PM 4:30PM 7:00PM

***The reporting and test completion time may vary slightly according to test centres. Please check your admission ticket for the exact reporting time. You should allow at least 2 ½ hours from the time of registration for all testing procedures to be completed for each test component. 

Test session bookings

Test centres operate to a staggered schedule and not all test centres will operate on every day of the test window. A list of available session times will be shown on the test registration site. You will be asked to select your preferred test centre, test date(s) and session time when you complete your online registration for the test. Additional test sessions may be added to some test centres during the relevant test window registration period if there is high demand.

You can select your test session(s) to occur on the same day (including consecutive AM or PM sessions), or across multiple days. You can also sit the literacy and numeracy tests separately during different test windows. Test centres will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so you are advised to register early. If you are unable to book a place due to a test centre being filled to capacity on your preferred test dates, you may wish to register for remote proctoring.

Important test centre booking conditions

You can change your test centre booking from the list of available session times during the relevant test window registration period.

Note that it is not possible to change your test session booking after the close of registrations for the test window. All test centre session bookings at the close of the registration period are final and confirmed. When you book a test centre session, a seat is allocated to you for the exact test day and session you booked.

You should take into account your personal circumstances and availability prior to registering for the test and selecting your test session(s).

It is not possible to change test session bookings due to personal circumstances or misadventure on your scheduled test day(s). For example, if you book a morning session, it is not possible to request changing to an afternoon session, or to a session on another day during the test window. Additionally, test centre session bookings cannot be deferred to future test windows.

Please also view the detailed test delivery information for sitting the test at a test centre prior to registering for the test.