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Opportunity Class Test Dates 2023 [for Year 5 entry in 2024]

Written by Shefali Sundram

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Opportunity class placement test will be held on 27 Jul 2023 for Year 5 entry in 2024.

The Opportunity class program by the New South Wales government provides an excellent environment for Students in Year 5 to join select classes designed to hone their academic skills and contribute towards a brighter future for the nation.

Every year in July, students across the nation have access to testing and learning opportunities through Opportunity Classes.

Not only are test centers available in many cities for those able to attend in person, but remote learners can also join with an offline mode option provided by Aurora College.

Knowing key dates is essential for enrolling, ensuring timely preparation ahead of rigorous Opportunity Class tests.

This post will list down the important Opportunity class test dates for 2023 (for Year 5 entry in 2024)

OC test 2023 – Key dates for Year 5 entry in 2024

DatesActivity
30 Mar 2023Applications open for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2024
15 May 2023Applications close for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2024
27th July 2023Placement test for OC
20 October 2023

Placement outcome information expected to be released
OC Test 2023 Key Dates

Opportunity class test dates 2023 – for Year 5 entry in 2024

DateActivity
30 March 2023Applications open for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2024
15 May 2023Applications close for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2024
30 March 2023 to 19 May 2023Parents of students may request reasonable adjustments for the test
17 May to 2 June 2023Principals process student applications
13 July 2023Parents access ‘Test authority’ advice in application dashboard
Parents advised of reasonable adjustments granted for the test
27 July 2023Opportunity Class Placement Test
3 August 2023Last day to submit Illness/misadventure requests
6 August 2023Parents access ‘Test authority’ advice in the application dashboard
Parents advised of reasonable adjustments granted for the test
September 2023Selection committee meets
20 October 2023Placement outcome information expected to be released
from 20 October 2023Last day to change school choices in the application dashboard
Mid-November 2022Reserve bands available on website
18 January 2024Parents accept or decline first-round offers
19 January 2024‘Authority to attend’ letters are made available in the application dashboard to parents of students with accepted offers to take to the school on the first day of term in 2024
Source: NSW Government Education Website

Opportunity class application process

With only 1800 students placed out of the 10,000 applications across 77 primary schools each year – this selective program requires a lot of preparation and perseverance.

The New South Wales government has made the process of applying and preparing for the OC test an easy one, saving busy parents and students stress.

However, to get your child into the best schools you must pay attention to every step of the application process.

Refer to our Guide to Applying to Opportunity classes in NSW to simplify your application journey.

Opportunity classes—Year 5 entry in 2025*

DateActivity
1 August 2024Opportunity Class Placement Test
Opportunity classes- Year 5 entry in 2025

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

When will the 2023 OC test be held?

The 2023 OC test will be held on 27th July 2023.

How many paper-based tests are there in OC?

OC has three paper-based tests: Mathematics, Reading test, and Thinking test. Students attend all the tests together for a total of 90 marks. 

What is the expected graduation day for 2023?

The expected graduation day for 2023 is at the start of spring classes between the 17-20th of January. 

What is the opportunity class acceptance rate for 2022? 

The acceptance rate of opportunity class in the year 2022 is around 14.1%

How many opportunity schools are around NSW?

There are around 77 schools around New South Wales where opportunity classes are available.

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Shefali Sundram

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