The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) is developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The test is used widely by tertiary institutions in Australia, to assist them 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. STAT evaluates skills associated with verbal and quantitative reasoning. Specific curriculum knowledge is not required.
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.
STAT test sittings within Australia are managed by the state Tertiary Admissions Centres (except for NSW and ACT).
ACER manages STAT test sittings in NSW, ACT and overseas locations; registration information is located on this website.