Offers of placement
Offers of placement
After your child receives their ASET performance report, they may receive an 'offer of placement'. You must respond to the offer of placement to secure their place in a Gifted and Talented program.
How the offers process works – Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance programs
- Round 1 offers
- Round 2 offers
- Responding to offers
- Unsuccessful notifications
- Reserve lists
- Change in circumstances
Round 1 offers
The first round of offers of placement for all programs will be emailed to successful applicants mid-June 2024.
Parents and carers will have the following options to respond to their child's offer.
Choosing 'Accept' in Round 1 means no other offers of placement will be made for Gifted and Talented Programs for 2025. Applicants who accept are bound to abide by the enrolment deadline that will be communicated to them by the school. Applicants who do not enrol by the deadline will be viewed as a 'Withdraw' and the place will automatically be offered to the next ranking applicant.
Overseas and interstate applicants
Families living outside of WA who accept their child’s offer of placement will be contacted by the Gifted and Talented Selection Unit (GTSU) regarding the residency criteria for students new or returning to WA. Eligibility will need to be confirmed prior to students commencing enrolment at the school.
Choosing 'Decline' means the applicant is no longer interested in the offered placement, and the preference will be removed from their application.
Applicants who decline an offer of placement that is not their first preference will automatically be considered for their higher preferences in Round 2.
Applicants who decline a first preference offer, with no indication they wish to change their preference order, will not be considered for any further offers of placement for 2025.
Choosing 'Withdraw' means the applicant is no longer interested in any of their preferences, and will not be considered for any future offers of placement for 2025.
Applicants can only use the 'Hold' option in Round 1 if they have been offered a place that is not their first preference. Choosing to hold means the Round 1 offer will remain valid in Round 2.
An applicant who has put their Round 1 offer on hold will be automatically considered for a higher preference offer in Round 2. If they are successful for a higher preference offer, their original Round 1 offer will be automatically passed to the next eligible candidate. If they are unsuccessful for a higher preference offer, their original Round 1 offer will be reissued.
We will send out confirmation of placement emails on a date to be advised.
Round 2 offers
The second round of offers for all programs will be emailed to successful applicants mid-July 2024. Round 2 will offer all the places that were not filled in Round 1, as well as any offers that are the result of an increase in score following the remark appeal process.
There is no option to 'Hold' a place in Round 2.
Parents and carers will have the following options to respond to their Round 2 offer of placement.
Accept - No Reserve List
Choosing this option means no other offers of placement will be made, regardless of preference order.
Applicants who accept an offer of placement are bound to abide by the strict enrolment deadline that will be communicated to them by the school. Applicants who do not enrol by the deadline will be viewed as a 'Withdrawal', and the place will automatically be offered to the next ranking applicant.
Accept - Yes Reserve List
This option is for applicants who wish to accept an offer which is not their first preference, but would like to remain on a reserve list for potential future vacancies until the end of the year.
Applicants who take up this option are still bound by the enrolment timeline that will be communicated to them by the school, and will lose their place – in addition to their position on any reserve lists - if they fail to enrol by the deadline.
As with Round 1, choosing 'Decline' means the applicant is no longer interested in that particular offer of placement, and the preference will be removed from their application.
Applicants who decline an offer of placement that is not their first preference will automatically be considered for reserve lists for their higher preferences.
Applicants who decline a first preference offer with no indication they wish to change their preference order will not be placed on any reserve lists.
As with Round 1, choosing 'Withdraw' means the applicant is no longer interested in any of their preferences. They will not be placed on any reserve lists, nor considered for any future offers of placement for 2025.
Confirmation of placement emails will be sent out within 10 working days.
Responding to offers
Offers of placement come from the Gifted and Talented Selection Unit (GTSU), not individual schools. Responses to all offers must be made in writing to GTSU, not the relevant school.
Parents and carers who do not respond to their offer of placement in writing to GTSU by the deadline stated in their offer email will be assumed to have withdrawn from the process, and their offer will be issued to the next eligible applicant.
Applicants who do not qualify for an offer of placement in either Rounds 1 or 2 will be notified by email by the end of August.
Reserve lists for all programs will remain active until 1 December in any given year. Any places that become available between the end of Round 2 and this date will be offered to applicants next ranked on the reserve list.
We will make reserve list offers by email. Parents and carers will typically have up to 48 hours to accept or decline the placement. No response to an offer will be considered a ‘withdraw’ and we will extend the offer of placement to the next candidate on the list.
Applicants who did not receive an offer of placement in Rounds 1 or 2 will be automatically placed on a reserve list if both:
- the program is included in their preferences
- they have attained the minimum requirement for consideration for the particular program.
Any places that remain unfilled at the close of the reserve list or become available after the close of the reserve list will be put into the pool of vacancies for the next intake year.
Note: The next entry point after Year 7 is Year 9, followed by Years 10 and 11. Applicants who are unsuccessful for their desired program are free to apply in subsequent intake years.
Change in circumstances
If your child is no longer able to take up the placement they have previously accepted, you must immediately notify both:
- the Gifted and Talented Selection Unit (GTSU)
- the relevant school.
This allows us to offer the placement to the next ranked applicant as soon as possible.
Accepting a placement that your child does not intend to fill will not improve their standing on any reserve lists for higher preference schools. This only limits the ability of another child to take up the opportunity in the time available. The window for reserve list offers closes on 1 December.