Application for Common oral assessment task writer and checker 2024

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is seeking applications from qualified people who wish to be considered for appointment as writer or checker of the common oral assessment task (COAT) 2024.

About the COAT – information for writers and checkers
ll students enrolled in the Year 12 ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) course are required to complete a COAT for that course. The COATs are administered in schools during designated weeks in Term 2 under invigilated conditions. The COAT will take 15 minutes per student. Each COAT is marked by teachers in schools using a marking key provided by the Authority.

The COAT is included in the assessment table in the Year 12 ATAR EALD syllabus as a separate assessment type with a weighting of 10% for the pair of units.

The writer of the COAT will be required to produce the COAT task(s) and marking key.

The checker of the COAT will be required to review the COAT task(s) and marking key and then provide feedback.

Important information
All appointees are contracted as employees of the Department of Education. All appointees must have a current screening clearance number obtained by gaining a National Police History Check through Crimtrac at time of signing their contract.

Prior to completing the online application form, it is important that the Writers and Checkers Terms of Reference for the Common Oral Assessment Task are read and understood.

Application process
Applicants are requested to apply online.

Applications must be received at the School Curriculum and Standards Authority no later than 5pm on Friday, 17 March 2023.

Successful applicants will be notified after Friday, 7 April 2023.

Please be aware that faxed, emailed, posted and hand delivered applications cannot be accepted.

If you have taken a voluntary redundancy from the Western Australian public sector in the past
12 months you are not eligible to be a writer or checker.

Apply Online

For further information
Please contact:

Patricia Daly  – Administrative assistant
(08) 9273 6761 or

Gabby Raggio – Manager, Examination Development
(08) 9273 6787 or