The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) is developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on behalf of the Australian Tertiary Admission Centres. The test is used widely by tertiary institutions in Australia to assist with the selection of students across a broad range of academic programs.
The exam assesses a range of competencies considered important for successful tertiary study. Specifically, STAT evaluates skills associated with verbal and quantitative reasoning. It does not test knowledge of curriculum or specific academic content.
STAT provides applicants who don't have a recent or standard Year 12 qualification with an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to cope with tertiary studies. STAT is used primarily by mature entry applicants, however a range of university courses also require STAT results as an additional prerequisite.
ACER manages STAT test sittings in overseas locations only; registration information is located on this website.
Australian STAT test sittings are managed by the Tertiary Admission Centres across Australia.