Foundation Skills Assessment Tool closing

The Department of Education and Training advises that the Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT) will close down from 1 July 2018.

The tool will remain completely functional for organisations already registered to use FSAT (and their students to sit assessments) until 30 June 2018 with ongoing technical assistance and support provided by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The ACER FSAT Helpdesk can be contacted through to this date on (03) 9277 5224 or at

As a result of the closure, no new registrations are being accepted.

Further information regarding the closure is available on the Factsheet and FAQs. Any queries regarding the closure should be emailed to

May 2018 Update: FSAT Review

The independent review of FSAT was commissioned by the department in the 2017-18 financial year and was in progress at the time the decision to close FSAT was made. While the tool is being closed, the review findings and recommendations will be valuable for future reference.

More information is available at:

Best wishes
John Dwyer
Secretary, VETIG