Australian Council for Educational Research, Melbourne

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Forma autorizada do nome

Australian Council for Educational Research, Melbourne

Forma(s) paralela(s) de nome

Outra(s) forma(s) do nome

  • ACER


  • Educational

Zona de contacto


Library and Information Services Manager




19 Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell

Postal address:
Private Bag 55, Camberwell 3124





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Código Postal



03 9277 5555



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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 cultural e geográfico

Australian educational research.

Mandatos/Fontes de autoridade

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.

estrutura 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.

Políticas de gestão e entrada de documentos

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


Acervos documentais

Correspondence 1930- present.
Connell library collection.

Instrumentos de pesquisa, guias e publicações

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horário de funcionamento

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

Condição de acesso e uso

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


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serviços de pesquisa

General reference assistance available.

serviços de reprodução

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

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Nível de detalhe

Datas de criação, revisão ou eliminação

Revised 27 March 2018

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Pontos de acesso

Pontos de acesso

  • Educação (Thematic area)
  • Área de transferência

Contacto principal

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