Test Day Information

Admission Ticket

You will be emailed an Admission Ticket seven (7) days prior to your allocated test session.

Your Admission Ticket will be accessed through the Candidate Login page located at: http://mfb.acer.edu.au/

To access your ticket you will need the details previously provided to you by email.

Application ID number: XXXXXX


When completing your online registration you must upload a current photograph. This photo will appear on your Admission Ticket. Photos may be uploaded at the time of registering. The Admission Ticket must be printed clearly and taken with you to the test centre, it will be collected by a supervisor as testing is completed and returned to ACER.


  • If you arrive at a test centre without a printed Admission Ticket, you will be refused entry and will not be permitted to sit the test. There will be no exceptions.
  • Admission Tickets that do not contain a current identification photo will not be accepted at an exam centre. You risk being turned away from a centre if you arrive without a current identification photo on your ticket.

When you receive your Admission Ticket please check it carefully and email ACER immediately if there are any errors.


Reporting to the Test Centre:

At the time of registering you will be allocated a seat in your chosen session. You must report to the test centre at the time listed on your Admission Ticket to complete pre-testing procedures. Exams will begin approximately 30 minutes after registration.

If you report to the centre after all candidates have been seated in the testing room you may not be admitted. No latecomers can be admitted once the test has started.

When you report to the test centre you must bring:

  • Admission Ticket – with photo included
  • Suitable and current photo identification (see below)
  • Writing equipment (medium soft no. 2 or HB pencils and a good quality eraser for the OMR answer sheets). 


Photo Identification on Test Day:

Acceptable identification is as follows:        

  • Drivers licence. (Interstate/international drivers licences are accepted.)

All candidates will be required to show their identification to supervisors on attendance at the test centre.

If for any reason a candidate cannot provide their photo identification on the test day (e.g. because of a lost wallet) they must provide a signed statutory declaration confirming their identity.

They must also provide by email or mail a certified copy of their driver licence to the ACER MFB office no later than five (5) days after their allocated test sitting. Failure to do so may result in results being withheld. 


Items NOT Permitted in the Testing Room:

The following items are not permitted inside the testing room

  • Dictionaries, Notebooks or note paper of any kind.
  • Electronic equipment - including but not limited too the following items: Mobile phones, pagers, calculators, stopwatches, smart watches, audio or recording devices of any kind (including MP3 players)
  • Stationary items other than those described on the admission ticket eg Highlighters, pens, rulers etc.
  • Food and bags - you may bring a clear plastic bottle of drinking water into the test centre with you. 


Test Timing and Leaving Early:

The MFB Vocational Selection Test (VST) is a pencil and paper test in a multiple-choice format. There are 115 questions in total and the time allowed is 2 hours and 40 minutes. We suggest you ensure a half day to complete all of the necessary testing procedures.

The MFB Vocational Selection Test (VST) is a high stakes test administered under secure conditions. Candidates may not leave the test centre before the full testing time has elapsed, except in the case of illness. In this instance, candidates are expected to provide a medical certificate explaining their need to leave the test centre within seven (7) days of the test administration; failure to do so may result in results being withheld.

Once a candidate has departed the test centre it is not possible to re-enter and continue the test.