Application for Chief Markers 2023

General information
The School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) is seeking applications for the position of Chief Marker for the 2023 ATAR course practical and written examinations. People who have previously been Chief Markers/Chief Examiners/examiners or have at least five years’ experience teaching in the relevant course and some experience of marking ATAR course examinations are encouraged to complete an application.

Marking may involve school holidays, Term 4 school days, Saturday and/or Sunday, public holiday or evening work, depending on the course being marked. If teaching in a school during the marking period, permission must be obtained from the principal to undertake the marking role.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), changes to the process of marking the ATAR course examinations may occur in alignment with Government policy and advice from the WA Department of Health to ensure the health and safety of the students, markers and examination employees. Appointed markers will be informed of any changes.

The Authority endeavours to ensure that the anonymity of Chief Markers and markers is maintained.

Chief Markers and markers must declare any conflicts of interest to the Authority, including delivering seminars/lectures or engaging in preparatory examination marking forums involving students.

Important information
Prior to completing the application, it is important that the following document is read and understood.

In 2023, online marking of ATAR course examinations will continue for the following courses:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Biology
  • Business Management and Enterprise
  • Chemistry
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • English as an Additional Language/Dialect
  • Geography
  • Human Biology
  • Literature
  • Mathematics Applications
  • Mathematics Methods
  • Mathematics Specialist
  • Modern History
  • Physical Education Studies
  • Physics
  • Politics and Law
  • Psychology
  • Religion and Life
  • Visual Arts

Online marking will be introduced for the following ATAR courses:

  • Applied Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Health Studies.

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

Chief 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.

Applications must be submitted no later than 5.00 pm on Tuesday, 28 February 2023.

Please note: You will be required to upload a one page resume highlighting your skills and experience relevant to this position as part of the application. The one page upload must be in PDF format.

For further information, please contact:

Gloria Richmond, Principal Consultant – Written Examinations Logistics

(08) 9273 6732 or

Dianne Rogers, Principal Consultant – Practical Examinations Logistics

(08) 9273 6772 or

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