Australian Education Research Theses Database

Gateway to Australian Educational Research


Search AERT online (access for staff and students of subscribing institutions)

With more than 16 000 entries, the Australian Education Research Theses Database is a comprehensive source of the unique research found in doctoral and masters research theses accepted by Australian Universities in the field of education. The Database is updated monthly and includes bibliographic citations and abstracts for theses ranging from the early twentieth century to those accepted as recently as this year. Links are provided to the full text of more than 3000 online theses.

How to access Australian Education Research Theses Database

Online access to the Database is provided by subscription from the ACER website. Institutional Libraries submitting their address to ACER can provide online searching to staff and students (see the list, below). Subscriptions for Australian universities vary according to university size. Subscriptions for overseas universities are AUD$350.00. As soon as an IP address is received, access is activated. Send orders or queries marked 'Australian Education Research Theses Database' to or fax to 61 3 9277 5500

Is your thesis in our Database?

ACER is keen to include details about your thesis in the Database. The thesis must be at doctoral or masters level and have already been accepted by an Australian university. Send a copy of the title pages, contents pages and the abstract to

Online access points for users from subscribing institutions

The following institutions provide access to the Database via these links. If your institution is not listed, or if you are experiencing access problems, please contact your Librarian.


University of Canberra


Australian Catholic University

University of Sydney

Avondale College

University of Newcastle


Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Education


University of Southern Queensland


University of South Australia


Australian Council for Educational Research (see Staff Portal for details on offsite access)

University of Melbourne

Latrobe University


Curtin University of Technology

Edith Cowan University


University of Regina

New Zealand

University of Otago

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