Important dates

Please select an option below to see the relevant schedule for you for Australia. Dates for New Zealand can be found here, and dates for Pacific & International can be found here.

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Table 1: ICAS sitting windows per subject. 

Digital Technologies7 Aug – 11 Aug 2023
Writing7 Aug – 11 Aug 2023
English14 Aug – 18 Aug 2022
Science21 Aug – 25 Aug 2023
Spelling Bee21 Aug – 25 Aug 2023
Mathematics28 Aug – 1 Sept 2023

Table 2: Dates to purchase ICAS via the online shop and the Parent Payment System (PPS). The PPS is for Australian and New Zealand schools and parents/guardians only.


Shop opens 

                                       Parent Payment System (PPS)

Shop closes for school purchases

Open School Sign-Up & Parent Ordering 

Close School Sign-Up to PPS 

Close Parent Ordering* 

All subjects


Late October 2022 (actual date TBA)


17 October 2022 


17 July 2023 


31 July 2023 


31 July 2023

*The closing date for parents to purchase via the PPS is at the discretion of the school. The date listed above is the last possible date the PPS can remain open for parents.

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Dates Your school can sit any of the subjects below during the sitting window at a time that works for you.
Subject Sitting windows
Digital Technologies 6 February – 6 April 2023 and 17 April – 23 June 2023
Grammar & Punctuation
Writing 29 May – 9 June 2023
Table 2: Dates that Reach is available to purchase from the shop.
Dates available for purchase from the shop
All Reach subjects* except Writing 17 October 2023 – 9 June 2023
Writing 17 October 2023 – 22 May 2023
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Scout will be decommissioned from our ICAS Assessments product range from 1 November 2022 and we’ll be seeking to transition our eligible customers to our AAS Placement Test

If you are using Scout at your school in 2022, please return your completed answer sheets by 16 December 2022 for your results to be processed.