Like New South Wales, this is very much a 'wait-and-see' scenario. However, we are flexible with the date that your school is able to sit the Quiz once it re-opens.


If your school becomes affected by further COVID restrictions after July 16, please be aware that you can now sit the hard copy Quiz, at any convenient time, up to Friday 13 August, with a view to a possible extension if necessary. Please return the answer sheets as soon as possible after the Quiz is completed.

At this stage, we would prefer not to switch hard copy students to the online format for a number of reasons, one of which is the inability of students being supervised. However, we will do our best to cater to the schools that may require the switch to online, if needed.

It would be appreciated if you could complete this ‘worst case scenario’ spreadsheet with your participating students’ details, in case it looks likely that a shift to online sitting is required. We will need these details to allocate logins and passwords. DO NOT EMAIL THE LIST UNTIL ADVISED, BUT PLEASE HAVE READY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Thank you!

If your students are already registered for the online Quiz, we would prefer them to be teacher supervised, but understand that this might not be possible. Like the hard copy paper, the sitting time for the online Quiz has been extended to 13 August to accommodate school requests and possible lockdown extensions.


Preferred Quiz date: 

Thursday 29 July 2021



Unfortunately the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) has announced it has moved the General Achievement test (GAT) from June 9 to the date of the Quiz.

We are happy for any schools affected by this change to sit the ICQ on a more convenient date.

Please note the deadline for answer sheets to be returned to our National Office in Melbourne is Friday 20 August 2021. 



Covid 19 is making planning very uncertain around quiz dates in a number of states and the ICQ administration is trying to be as flexible as possible to enable schools in effected areas to participate. 


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   60min Quiz of 30 multiple-choice questions      
   Open to students from Year 7 - 12      
   Knowledge based assessment, not restricted to specific syllabus      
   Available in hard copy and online formats      
   Helpful tools and resources available       
   Past papers are available to purchase       
   All students receive an achievement certificate with their results       
   ICQ Teacher results report provided



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