The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

STAT is one simple option that could help you achieve your goal of commencing a university degree sooner.

There are many alternative pathways into university; however, the STAT test is a quicker option than undertaking a foundation/pre-tertiary bridging course and may be suitable for:

  • mature-age applicants who don’t have a recent or standard Year 12 qualification
  • applicants who completed their previous studies outside Australia
  • applicants who did not gain a satisfactory ATAR
  • applicants to any course for which STAT scores are considered (check current course guides).

What is STAT?

STAT is an aptitude test that evaluates verbal and quantitative reasoning. Specific curriculum knowledge is not required.

There are two different STAT tests:

  • STAT Multiple Choice test
  • STAT Written English test

Find out more about STAT

Frequently asked questions

WHICH UNIVERSITIES ACCEPT STAT RESULTS?
  • Please check Tertiary Admissions Centre websites to find out which universities and courses require or accept STAT.
  • Requirements vary from state to state within Australia. Individual institutions set their own admissions requirements.
WHICH TEST(S) DO I SIT?
  • Refer to the current university course guide.
  • Course authorities set their own admission requirements. They are the only authority that can advise if they will accept STAT  results and which test(s) are required (eg Multiple Choice only or Multiple Choice and Written English).
AM I ELIGIBLE?
  • There are no age restrictions to sit the STAT.
  • Universities/course authorities may impose restrictions on the age at which STAT results are accepted. Candidates should check with the institution to which they are applying to determine if they are eligible.
HOW MANY TIMES CAN I SIT STAT?
  • Candidates may only sit STAT once per test cycle which runs from 15 April to 14 April of the following year. The current test cycle is 15 April 2017 to 14 April 2018.
WHERE SHOULD I SIT STAT?
  • STAT results are comparable no matter where in Australia you sit the test and results are accepted Australia-wide. If possible, you should sit the STAT in the state where you reside, even if you plan to attend university in a different state.
 

Contact us for STAT testing queries for NSW, ACT and overseas locations

For queries related to STAT testing in other Australian states, please contact the Tertiary Admission Centre based in your state.

Australian Council for Educational Research

19 Prospect Hill Rd
Camberwell VIC Australia 3124

T: 61 3 9277 5758
E: stat@acer.org