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Gifted and Talented

Secondary Selective Entrance Programs

Your child can discover a world of opportunities in Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs. 

Offered at 18 select public secondary schools, including a fully selective academic school, an arts college, a regional school and an online program, your child will study with other gifted students and follow a curriculum designed specifically for their needs.  They will enjoy a rich learning environment that is challenging and stimulating.

You can apply for these programs no matter where you live in Western Australia and successful country applicants may be eligible to board at City Beach Residential College.

Students will:

  • study an enriched curriculum
  • have access and links with universities and industry bodies
  • have contact with leading industry professionals
  • take part in competitions at national and international levels
  • have access to mentoring programs.

Entrance to academic programs is determined by the results of the Academic Selective Entrance Test (ASET).

Programs in arts and languages may also require auditions, interviews and the submission of school reports.


Applications for Year 5 students currently in 2017, who are going into Year 7 in 2019 have now closed.

If you have an older child wishing to apply for Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs, additional entry points are available in Years 9, 10 and 11.  The same application process and timing applies.

Parent information evenings for the 2019 intake cycle are now complete.  You can view the information presented at these evenings online. Information evenings for the 2020 intake cycle will commence in October 2018.