Special examination arrangements assessors 2021

Carolyn Hackett
9273 6316

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) is seeking expressions of interest by Friday, 26 February 2021 from suitably qualified and experienced persons to assist with the assessment of special examination arrangement applications for the 2021 ATAR course examinations. Applications to be assessed will relate to candidates within the specific learning disability, psychological/neurological or ADD/ADHD categories.

Assessors will work in pairs with a registered psychologist and a person with school management experience. Work will be outside business hours on a contract basis, with payment per application. As highly sensitive information will be accessed during the process, all assessors will be expected to sign a confidentiality declaration. Before commencing work, assessors must already have a current Department of Education Screening Clearance Number (SCN) or apply through the Department of Education to complete a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check to be issued with a SCN.

Assessing applications will provide an excellent opportunity for valuable professional development related to the assessment of candidates with disabilities. The role is also well suited to those recently retired or on leave.

Interested school counsellors or educational psychologists should have experience assessing and diagnosing senior students with learning disabilities using current, relevant diagnostic tools.

Interested school representatives should have experience working in schools with senior students with learning disabilities or psychological/neurological conditions in the ATAR pathway. Ideally, applicants would have whole-of-school management experience.

Training, to be provided before the start of the assessment period, is expected to occur in the first week of Term 2. Training will be conducted outside school hours.

Assessment of most applications will be completed within a tight timeframe in late April, May and June 2021. Assessors should be available through Term 2, with the possibility of some work continuing into Term 3.

An expression of interest does not guarantee appointment. Applicants will be advised in Term 1 if their services will be required. Assessors from previous years are encouraged to reapply for 2021.

The Expression of interest form is available on the Authority website at:

Expression of Interest form (PDF)

Expression of Interest form (Word)