Australian Council for Educational Research, Melbourne

Área de identidad



Forma autorizada del nombre

Australian Council for Educational Research, Melbourne

Forma(s) paralela(s) de nombre

Otra(s) forma(s) de nombre

  • ACER


  • Educational

Área de contacto


Library and Information Services Manager



Dirección (calle)

19 Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell

Postal address:
Private Bag 55, Camberwell 3124





Nombre del país

Código postal



03 9277 5555


Correo electrónico


Área de descripción


The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) was established in Melbourne, Australia, in 1930 with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation. From a staff of five, the organisation has grown into one of the world’s leading educational research bodies with an expanding international presence. ACER has more than 380 staff working in offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Dubai, Delhi, London, Jakarta, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

The Council’s early focus was on research, rather than service activities, with an emphasis on primary and secondary education.

During the World War II, ACER was involved in psychological testing for personnel selection to the Australian Armed Services and government departments. ACER also advised the Department of Post-War Reconstruction. Its wartime work helped lead to government financial support from 1946.

After the war, ACER’s focus widened to include more emphasis on testing. Work included, for example: the establishment of a semi-autonomous test division; research into test theory; Australia-wide curriculum survey; and university study to determine predictions of academic success.
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Contexto geográfico y cultural

Australian educational research.

Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad

Our mission is to create and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the lifespan. ACER undertakes commissioned research and development and develops and distributes a wide range of products and services.

Estructura administrativa

The Australian Council for Educational Research is an independent, not-for-profit research organisation established in Australia as a company limited by guarantee.
Officer in charge of the administrative and research records of the Council: Library and Information Services Manager.

Administración de registros y políticas de recolección

Administrative and research records of the Australian Council for Educational Research 1930 onwards.



Correspondence 1930- present.
Connell library collection.

Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones

Área de acceso

Horario de apertura

Open Monday to Friday by appointment.
Closed Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Condiciones de acceso y requisitos

Please give seven days advance notice of visit. Proof of identity and reasons for research required.


Área de servicios

Servicios para la investigación

General reference assistance available.

Servicios de reproducción

Copying services for books, journals and original records to A3 size at cost.

Áreas públicas

Área de control

Identificador de la descripción

Identificador de la institución

Reglas y/o convenciones usadas

Estado de elaboración

Nivel de detalle

Fechas de creación, revisión o eliminación

Revised 27 March 2018




Notas de mantención

Puntos de acceso

Puntos de acceso

  • Educación (Thematic area)
  • Portapapeles

Contacto principal

19 Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell Postal address: Private Bag 55, Camberwell 3124
Melbourne, Victoria 3124