Year 9 Enrolment

All students who wish to enrol in Year 9 at Nossal High School must apply to sit the entrance examination.

Applications for 2025 enrolment open in early 2024. If you wish to be notified when applications open, register your email address at

Exam format

The exam takes approximately three hours to complete.

The exam comprises of a series of tests including multiple choice questions and written tasks:

  • Reasoning – Reading
  • Reasoning – Mathematics
  • Short break (20 mins)
  • General ability – Verbal
  • General ability – Quantitative
  • Short break (5 mins)
  • Writing

Reasoning tasks in Reading and Mathematics assess a student’s ability to use their life and academic knowledge and skills and apply them to problems and tasks using the information provided in the task.

General ability tasks assess a student’s ability to learn in each of the tested areas by allowing the student to demonstrate their higher order thinking and problem-solving skills.

Useful Information


  • How to apply
  • Important dates
  • Payment
  • Change an application


  • Exam format
  • Answer booklet
  • Exam strategies
  • Sample questions
  • Tips for parents and carers

Exam day

  • What you need
  • Identification
  • Venues
  • Schedule
  • Unable to attend

Results and selection

  • Exam results
  • Selection process
  • Receiving an offer


Victorian SEHS Application Information and Portal
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Take a Tour of Nossal High School
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2024 Year 9 Entry Information Pack
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Contact the ACER support team
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Practice Tests
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School Zones

Information about school zones is available on This website hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones.

Students are guaranteed a place at their designated neighbourhood school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address. Enrolment at select entry (such as Nossal HS), specialist and specific purpose schools is determined based on the school’s local Enrolment conditions.

The Department provides guidance for designated neighbourhood schools through the Enrolment: Placement Policy, to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.

You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.

For more information

If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email:

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