External assessments are delivered annually in Term 4.
2023 external assessment dates
The external assessments for General and General (Extension) subjects will be held from
The 2023 external assessment timetable is now available.
The timetable has been updated to include language and non-language Senior External Examinations (SEEs). SEEs are 100% external examinations and are different to the mainstream General subjects. They are offered to adult learners and a small number of school students.
The external assessment timetable is designed to:
- minimise clashes for students across the examination period. Where there is a clash within a morning or afternoon session, students will be allocated to the alternative session on the same day
- ensure most students sit no more than two external assessments on one day
- provide sufficient breaks between external assessments for popular courses and frequently combined courses
- enable all external assessments to be marked in time for students to receive their final Year 12 results.
For questions about the timetable, please email ExternalAssessment@qcaa.qld.edu.au.