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2017 Key dates

For more information, please contact the Senior Operations Team, Assessment Operations Unit on (07) 3864 0227 or email Any online submissions are through the QCS Test administration database at:

Retrospective 2016 published online late January
Student information bulletin (SIB) and About the QCS Test brochure delivered to schools late January
Chief supervisor nomination process early February to 17 March
Chief community representative nomination process March to May
Special provision applications open 20 March
Schools apply to vary the location of the test centre 1 March to 19 May
Schools submit the names of students who will be sitting the test at an alternative test centre to their normal school 1 March to 19 May
Special provision — closing date for ‘long-term condition’ applications 21 May
Chief community representative appointment process June to August
Appointment notices emailed to chief community representatives June to August
Directions for Administration published online July
Instructions to students and Calculator declaration forms delivered to schools July
Test materials delivery and pick up times provided to schools early August
Non-secure test materials delivered to schools mid August
Secure test materials delivered to schools late August
Chief supervisors download Corrections instructions 28 August
Closing date for all students sitting the test to have signed the calculator declaration form 28 August
Special provision — closing date for ‘recent condition’ applications 1 pm, 28 August
Writing Task and Multiple Choice I administered to students 29 August
Short Response and Multiple Choice II administered to students 30 August
Test materials collected from schools 29 August to 31 August
Finalise attendance of chief community representatives — online submission 30 August to 1 September
Special provision — closing date for ‘after the test’ applications 5 October
Payments made to community representatives mid October
Last updated: 19 February 2016

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