EPEC

Excel Psychological & Educational Consultancy

We are a full service provider of psychometric test development, test delivery and test management solutions.

Since our establishment in 2000, we have partnered closely with our clients to deliver innovative and unique testing solutions to drive success in measurement accuracy and precision.

Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, we maintain a global network with regional offices in Europe and Africa. With over 7,400 testing venues in more than 3,000 locations, we are able to provide secure, human proctored assessment solutions worldwide.

Our visual, remote proctoring system allows for the secure delivery of online, high stakes exams anywhere in the world to individuals or groups. Test takers are visually proctored by highly trained professionals remotely in real time whilst they take their exams through a secure browser. Our browser ensures computer applications, functions and software, including keyboard functionality, copy/paste commands and USB ports, are disabled whilst exams are in progress. This state-of-the-art technology makes it possible for test takers to take high stakes exams in their homes, without compromising the integrity of the exam or the examining body.

If required, we can also implement our mobile testing centre for small scale testing and data collection purposes.

SERVICE

AREAS

PSYCHOLOGICAL

 

Our range of psychological tests such as intelligence tests are usually administered on an individual basis, and include the WISC, WAIS and WPPSI among others.

ORGANISATIONAL

 

A wide range of assessments can be administered by our team of registered Psychologists for employment purposes.

EDUCATIONAL

 

We specialise in offering Scholarship practice tests as well as Diagnostic Assessments to identify strengths and weaknesses in specific knowledge areas.

MEDICAL

 

We offer a range of tests for candidates in the medical industry who intend to sit medical exams and/or register at certain Colleges.

 

OUR VISION

At EPEC, we want to meet your unique testing needs and help you to achieve business outcomes through implementing innovative, customised and state-of-the-art solutions. 

We are passionate about achieving and providing measurement accuracy and precision to inform your decision-making. We are headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and can provide tailored tests or pre-developed assessments to individuals, groups and organisations globally.

 

Our flagship, cloud-based platform Vantage™ is the most cutting-edge test management solution globally. Allowing for the design and delivery of your own assessments, we enable a seamless end-to-end test management experience.

 

We use powerful Item Response Theory (IRT) methodology to inform the design of your tests to implement the specific psychometric properties you require. 

 

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Our strength lies in our people.

 

We bring unparallelled levels of expertise to the projects we manage under the leadership of Prof. John Barnard. We have extensive experience and a high level of credibility in our field, including; psychological assessments of individuals, management of high stakes licensure examinations and the implementation of large scale assessment programs.

JOHN BARNARD
 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
FOUNDER

John is an internationally acclaimed expert in psychometrics, assessment and education, holding three doctorates (D.Ed. in Mathematics Education; Ph.D. in Applied Statistics; and an Ed.D. in Psychometrics). 

His work and leadership has been recognised through his appointment as Professor with a dual appointment in an adjunct capacity at the University of Sydney and an honorary position at the University of Cape Town. He is also the Past President of the International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing (IACAT). 

 

He has taught courses in mathematics, physics, psychometrics, statistics and research methodology and continues to consult with professional bodies internationally on these areas. He specialises in psychometrics, computer-based assessment, computer adaptive testing (CAT) and various measurement theories. Following studies in the US, John pioneered the implementation of Item Response Theory (IRT) in South Africa at national level, developed an item banking system and published the first Computer Adaptive Tests (CATs) for selection of students in the late 1980s.

 

Since founding EPEC in 2000, he has been active in numerous projects; from engineering CAT exams on large scale, delivering psychometric services, to the development of Option Probability Theory (OPT).

NICOLAAS CLAASSEN
 
MANAGER
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
DAVID MAREE
 
MANAGER
ORGANISATIONAL SERVICES
ILONKA BARNARD
 
MANAGER
PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

Nicolaas is a registered Psychologist and holds a D.Litt. et Phil. (Psychology). He is a member of several professional organisations, and has been active in the development of assessment instruments for over 20 years. He has further authored a number of publications and presented at conferences.

David is a registered Psychologist and a C2 Researcher. David holds three doctorates (D.D., D.Phil in Cognitive Psychology and D.Phil in Philosophy), and is also a Test Development Specialist and has worked on the use of neural networks in assessment.

FRANK ROBBINS
 
MANAGER
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
HENDRIK DE KOCK
 
REGIONAL MANAGER
INDIA, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA

Ilonka is a registered Educational and Developmental Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society, and holds a D.Ed. in Educational Psychology.

TIANA WILSON-BUYS
 
REGIONAL MANAGER
EUROPE

Frank holds a Ph.D in Theoretical Physics, a Master of Information Technology, a Graduate Diploma in Operations Research and a Graduate Diploma in Statistics. His programming experience is complimented by his knowledge and application of programming languages including C++, Visual Basic, SQL, Pascal, Cobol and Fortran.

Hendrik has experience in teaching, curriculum development, curriculum revising and report writing, the development of assessment instruments and the design and implementation of large-scale assessment programs in education. Hendrik is a Curriculum Expert and Test Developer and holds a B.Ed., H.E.D and a B.Sc.

Tiana holds over 18 years corporate experience and her knowledge and expertise is focussed on business management, strategic business development, marketing and sales negotiation. Since 2005, Tiana has been involved in the research and development of Client Retention Systems and processes for SMEs globally.

 

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We specialise in psychometrics.

Our staff have been involved in computer-based testing since 1986.