ACER is one of the world’s leading educational research centres. Our goal is to support every learner, every learning professional, every learning institution and our learning society through our work.
ACER has built a strong reputation as a provider of reliable support and expertise to education policy makers and professional practitioners since it was established in 1930.
As a not-for-profit organisation, independent of government, ACER receives no direct financial support and generates its entire income through contracted research and development projects and through products and services that it develops and distributes.
ACER has experienced significant growth in recent years and now has more than 380 staff located in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Dubai and New Delhi.
Governance and organisation
ACER is an independent, not-for-profit company, governed by the ACER Council.
Director, Human Resources
Director, International Development
Director, Assessment and Psychometric Research
Director, Educational Monitoring and Research
Assessment and Reporting: Humanities and Social Sciences
Assessment and Reporting: Mathematics and Science
Psychometrics and Methodology
Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation
Teaching, Learning and Transitions
Director, Professional Resources
Director, Corporate Services
School Education Assessment Services
Higher Education Assessment Services
Marita MacMahon Ball
Vocational, Adult and Workplace Education
Marketing, Online and Creative Services
Legal and Commercial Services