ACER’s mission is to create and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the life span.
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Work with our leading educational research organisation, as part of a team of committed professionals, working collaboratively across Australian and international projects.
ACER’s higher education research capabilities broadly span three areas: policy research, assessment and surveys. Drawing on extensive expertise in higher education research, ACER works with intergovernmental agencies such as the OECD and ASEAN, governments, universities and higher education stakeholder groups in more than 17 countries.
The ACER Foundation works in collaboration with external partners to initiate and manage philanthropic projects that address the needs of educationally disadvantaged groups.
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 340 staff located in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Dubai and New Delhi.
ACER is an independent, not-for-profit company, governed by the ACER Council.