Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Program (GATE)

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

Offered at 20 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.

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 who are going into Year 7 in two year’s time, usually open in October.

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.