The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is an independent, not-for-profit research organisation established in Australia as a company limited by guarantee.

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. Any surplus generated through our work is invested in further research and development.

Established in 1930, ACER has built a strong reputation as a provider of reliable support and expertise to education policy makers and professional practitioners.

ACER locations

ACER has more than 400 staff located in Australia, India, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. We have established subsidiary companies and branch and representative offices in a number of these locations.