NAPLAN will be held during Term 1 from Wednesday 13 March to Monday 25 March 2024.
The full 2024 test timetable and sequence can be viewed on the ACARA website.
Future NAPLAN dates are avalaible at ACARA NAP website.
A detailed test timetable and key dates have been provided below.
Test timetable for NAPLAN 2024
|Year 3||Years 5, 7, 9|
|Week 1||Monday 11|
|Preparation only – NO tests permitted|
(R only after writing)
(R only after writing)
(Only to be used when technical/logistical issues prevent testing on day 1)
|Week 2||Day 4|
(All domains. Last day for Year 3 writing catch-up tests)
|Follow test sequence: |
Reading → Conventions of language → Numeracy
Catch-up tests for all domains
(Except Year 3 writing)
|Week 3||Day 9|
| This security period may ONLY be used for testing with written permission from the TAA.|
Key dates for NAPLAN 2024
|Submit student enrolment to the VCAA (independent schools only) **||Monday 29 January - Friday 9 February 2024|
|Nominate key staff including a NAPLAN coordinator **||Monday 29 January - Friday 9 February 2024|
|Submit a completed Statement of Compliance **||Monday 9 January - Friday 9 February 2024|
|Submit applications for alternative test formats **||Monday 29 January - Friday 9 February 2024|
|Complete a Technical Readiness Check (TRC) **||Monday 29 January - Friday 1 March 2024|
|Submit a NAPLAN test schedule **||Monday 29 January - Friday 1 March 2024|
|Download and install the latest Locked Down Browser on all student devices||From Friday 1 December 2023|
|Receipt of the Principals package, including grid cards and test administration handbooks||From Monday 29 January 2024|
|NAPLAN training environment open to conduct practice tests as required for student familiarisation||From Monday 29 January - 6 March 2024 |
|Registration on the Online National Assessment Platform (assessform)||From Monday 12 February 2024|
|Student data available on assessform||From Monday 4 March - 13 March 2024|
|Submit applications for disability adjustments requiring VCAA approval **||Monday 29 January - Wednesday 6 March 2024|
|NAPLAN test window||Wednesday 13 March - Monday 25 March 2024|
|Test security period ends||Thursday 28 March 2024|
** Activities to be completed via the NAPLAN Test Administration website.