ACER Academic Scholarships 

Padua participates in the ACER Cooperative Scholarship Testing Program (CSTP), an annual testing program for scholarships for independent schools throughout Australia.

The exams used for these scholarship selections are written by the ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) in Melbourne. The ACER supplies these tests to the schools (like Padua), which participate in the program.

Schools administer the tests on the set date (normally on a Saturday in February) and send the papers back to ACER for marking and analysis. ACER then reports to each school on the performance of the candidates who applied for a scholarship at that school. The school then selects the candidates to whom the Scholarships will be offered at that school.

Scholarships are offered for Years 7 - 9 and Years 10 - 12 only.

The sucessful students in each category will then be awarded a tutiton-free Academic Scholarship at the discretion of the College Rector.

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Scholarships - What You Need to Know

Application Procedure

All Applications must be completed online via the link below (ACER).

  • Applications will open Tuesday, 05 September, 2017.
  • Applications will close midnight AEDST Monday 05 February, 2018.
  • The date of the 2018 Scholarship examination is Saturday, 24 February, 2018. It will be held at Padua College beginning at 8.30 am and finishing at approximately 12.00 pm.
  • The ACER Scholarship Registration fee is $130.00. 

At Padua College we are pleased to offer Academic Scholarships at the following levels:

Level 1

Designed for students to sit the test during their final year of primary school for entry into their first year of secondary school in the following year. Two Scholarships are offered for this Level which covers tuition only costs for Years 7, 8 and 9. 

Level 2

Designed for students in Year 9 for entry into Year 10. Two Scholarships are offered for this Level which covers tuition only costs for Years 10, 11 and 12.

All Academic Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the College Rector.

Please click here to download the 2018 Scholarship Flyer.

Please click here to register and pay for an ACER Scholarship Test.

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Music Scholarship Application Form

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