Candidates are expected to abide by the test rules and to follow the instructions of the test centre supervisors or online proctors at all times. You are asked to respect the rights of test supervision staff, ACER staff, and other students who may be sitting the test at the same time as you.

Please be aware that if you act in a manner that is intentionally disruptive, offensive or abusive during your test session, or in your verbal or written communications with ACER, ProctorU, or other test staff before or after the test, or if you engage in any of the acts listed as misconduct, you may be reported and subject to the CONSEQUENCES listed below.

Misconduct for the test includes:

  • Breach of any of the security arrangements for the test.
  • Impersonation.
  • Attempting to copy or memorise all or part of the test.
  • Failure to follow the instructions of the test supervisor or online proctor at all times.
  • Giving or receiving assistance during the test.  Communication between students in any form is not permitted during the test administration.  Discussing or sharing of test content during the test administration or after the test is prohibited.
  • Creating a disturbance or disruption to the test.  Disruptive behaviour in any form will not be tolerated; the chief supervisor or online proctor has sole discretion in determining what constitutes disruptive behaviour.
  • Being found with or attempting to use prohibited aids (e.g. notes, note paper, dictionary, calculator, mobile phone, smart glasses, smart watches or any device capable of audio or video recording etc).
  • Using a web browser to access websites other than the test during the test session.
  • Using other software, except those authorised by ACER, during the test.
  • Having any other person in the test room including dependent children or animals (pets)
  • Talking out loud (unless it is to ask your online proctor a question) during the test session.
  • Continuing to type even after the instruction is given to stop.
  • Cheating and copying another candidate’s work.
  • Tampering with a computer during the test administration.
  • Leaving the test room or test centre without permission.
  • Using the test questions, their content or information about them for purposes other than your sitting of the test.
    This includes publishing the test questions, any of their content or information about them, in any format; and/or passing the test questions, any of their content or information about them to third parties.
  • The giving of false or misleading information.
  • Infringement of copyright.  Copyright infringement includes: performing those rights or authorising the performance of those rights which are granted at law exclusively to the copyright owner. These rights include the exclusive right to reproduce the copyright work in a material form and to communicate that work to the public
  • In any way breaching (as determined by ACER in its absolute discretion) any of the terms and conditions of your registration to participate in the test.
  • Any negligent, unlawful or wilful act or omission by you which ACER, in its absolute discretion, renders you to be unfit to participate in the test, whether or not you are registered to participate at the time of ACER’s determination.

All acts of suspected misconduct by candidates will be reported by the test supervisors or online proctor to ACER.  CONSEQUENCES for misconduct include cancelling your registration and/or disqualification to sit the test in future, and the withholding of your test results.

It is also possible that the misconduct will be referred to one or more educational institutions.

YOU ARE PUT ON NOTICE that there is NO APPEAL from any consequences applied.