2024 Gifted and Talented Program

Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs extend and enrich learning and let creative talents flourish. Applications for the 2024 intake are now open.


Discover a world of opportunities in our Gifted and Talented Programs. 

Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance programs provide the opportunity for exceptionally able students to study in learning environments that challenge, inspire and empower them to excel every day.

Students in Gifted and Talented programs learn with-like minded peers, following an enriched curriculum designed for their needs, delivered by teachers with expert skills and knowledge. Access is provided to universities, industry bodies and mentoring programs with opportunities to take part in national and international competitions.

The selection process starts when students are in Year 5, testing in Year 6, with placement starting from Year 7. Limited vacancies may also be available for entry into years 9, 10 and 11 only.

These Gifted and Talented academic, arts and languages programs are available at 24 select public secondary schools including:

  • new academic programs at Ellenbrook Secondary College, Harrisdale Senior High School, Albany Senior High School and Alkimos College
  • a selective academic school
  • a selective arts college
  • two regional schools
  • an online academic program for country students.

Parent information evenings

The Gifted and Talented Selection Unit (GTSU) are holding a series of parent information evenings for families interested in applying for Years 7, 9, 10 and 11 in 2024. Held throughout October and November 2022 at Gifted and Talented school sites, the presentations will cover programs available and explain the processes of application, testing and offers of placement.