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Special Testing Conditions

Testing conditions for students with special needs

If you have a visual, hearing, physical or other impairment which means the standard manner in which the test is set up requires change, e.g. alternative format or rest breaks, please follow the process below:

  1. Check the Prometric website for your nearest test centre. DO NOT register yet.
  2. Submit a detailed statement regarding your disability and include a letter (no more than one year old) from a registered health practitioner outlining your condition and suggestions of the kind of support needed. Send these documents to the ISAT office via email: or facsimile: +61 3 9277 5757, including reference to your most convenient test centre.
  3. A committee at ACER will consider your case and if approved, Prometric Customer Care team will contact you to book your ISAT sitting.
  4. Once your registration is confirmed, ACER will issue you with an Authority for Special Testing Conditions letter. Please ensure that you take this letter along to your test sitting.

Please allow plenty of time for this process. ACER must give Prometric 30 days notice of a special sitting.

All reasonable efforts will be made to provide appropriate testing conditions for approved candidates. The graphical nature of many of the items in the test means that ISAT is not suitable for conversion to Braille, audio tape, or e-text.

Note: There is no possibility of special consideration being given to test results. In no circumstances will scores be adjusted to account for any perceived disadvantage or advantage.

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