Application for marking the Externally Set Tasks (EST) 2023

General information
The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is seeking applications for the position of 2023 EST marker.

About the EST – Information for markers
Markers will attend a training meeting on either Monday, 3 July or Tuesday, 4 July (first week of the July school holidays). Markers will be informed of training meeting times at appointment. Initial marking of the ESTs will occur in the first week of the July holidays (Monday, 3 July to Sunday, 9 July) and is completed online. The number of scripts to be marked will depend on the number of students enrolled in that course and the number of EST scripts requested. Some markers will be employed as both initial and final markers to reconcile any EST mark which differs greatly from the school mark. This final marking will be completed in the second week of the holidays (Monday, 10 to Sunday, 16 July). Check your appointment email to determine if you are required as a final marker.

Markers will be paid $72.50 per hour to attend training and $7.75 per script marked.

For further information about ESTs, refer to the Externally Set Tasks Handbook 2023 on the Authority website at

Application process
Applicants are required to complete an online application form. Receipt of an application will be acknowledged via email. This email will include a reference number. Submission of an application does not guarantee appointment. Applicants will be advised by email whether they have been selected to be a marker.

Applications close Wednesday, 26 April 2023.

Markers will be notified about the outcome of their application by Wednesday, 31 May 2023.

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

All EST markers must have a current Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC) conducted by the Department of Education and given a Screening Number (SCN) prior to the ESTs commencing.

Markers will be informed of their SCN status at appointment. If the SCN is not current, information will be supplied about how to complete a new NCCHC.

You are not eligible to be a marker if you have taken a voluntary redundancy from a WA government agency in the past 12 months.

Further information
For further information regarding EST marking, contact:

Gloria Richmond – Principal Consultant Written Examinations
(08) 9273 6732 or

Barclay Jones – Manager, Examinations Logistics
(08) 9273 6309 or

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