Application for Externally set task writers and checkers 2024

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is seeking applications from qualified people who wish to be considered for appointment as writers and checkers of the externally set task (EST) 2024.

About the EST – information for writers and checkers
All students enrolled in a Year 12 General or Foundation course are required to complete an EST for that course. The ESTs are administered in schools during designated weeks in Term 2 under standard test conditions. The EST will take 50 minutes. Each EST is marked by teachers in schools using a marking key provided by the Authority.

The EST is included in the assessment table in the Year 12 General and Foundation syllabuses as a separate assessment type with a weighting of 15% for the pair of units.

Writers of the EST will be required to produce the EST task, marking key and marks collection form.

Checkers of the EST will be required to work the task as a student, then apply the marking key, the marks collection form 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 Externally Set 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