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 entry to Victorian Selective Entry High Schools are now closed. Applications for 2026 will open again early 2025.


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 (35 mins)
    • Reasoning – Mathematics (30 mins)
    • Short break (20 mins)
    • General ability – Verbal (30 mins)
    • General ability – Quantitative (30 mins)
    • Short break (5 mins)
    • Writing (40 mins)

    Prior to commencing each test, the administrator will go through practice examples with the candidates to ensure they have an understanding of what to expect.

    Students are permitted to ask questions and seek clarification if unsure of a task, this may add to the administration process ahead of each exam component. Please be aware that this can make the exam run over time. In the interest of fairness to all candidates, it is important to offer a clear and transparent exam process. Therefore please be patient while waiting for your child’s exam to finish.


Useful Information



Exam day

Results and selection


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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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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