Australian Council for Educational Research, Melbourne

Zone d'identification



Forme autorisée du nom

Australian Council for Educational Research, Melbourne

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • ACER


  • Educational

Zone du contact


Library and Information Services Manager



Adresse physique

19 Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell

Postal address:
Private Bag 55, Camberwell 3124





Nom du pays

Code postal



03 9277 5555




Zone de description


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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Contexte géographique et culturel

Australian educational research.

Textes de référence

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.

Structure administrative

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.

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

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



Correspondence 1930- present.
Connell library collection.

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

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

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

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


Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

General reference assistance available.

Services de reproduction

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

Espaces publics

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Revised 27 March 2018




Notes relatives à la mise à jour de la notice


Points d'accès

  • Éducation (Thematic area)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

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