The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) is an aptitude test that assesses a range of competencies considered important for successful tertiary study.

STAT 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

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How do I book a STAT test?

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How to sit a STAT test online

Fees

STAT Multiple Choice AUD $250
STAT Written English AUD $215

Refunds and deferrals policy

Test dates

Remote proctored STAT tests can be taken during the 'test windows' listed below:

15 – 21 May 2017
23 - 26 June 2017
14 - 17 July 2017
14 – 20 August 2017
16 – 22 October 2017
20 – 26 November 2017
04 – 10 December 2017
05 – 11 February 2018

Remote proctoring

Remote proctoring involves sitting your test under live supervision using your computer. You can schedule your STAT test to take place at any time (24/7) during the available STAT test windows. Before booking, you are responsible for ensuring you meet the requirements for remote proctoring.

More information on remote proctoring

How to book a STAT test in Australia

Which state do you want to sit your STAT test in?

How do I book a STAT test in NSW or the ACT?

How to book a STAT test in the Northern Territory

Contact SATAC to arrange your test

Visit SATAC website

or phone:

(08) 8224 4000

How to book a STAT test in South Australia

Contact SATAC to arrange your test

Visit SATAC website

or phone:

(08) 8224 4000

How to book a STAT test in Tasmania

Contact VTAC to arrange your test

Visit VTAC website

or phone:

1300 364 133

How to book a STAT test in Queensland

Contact QTAC to arrange your test

Visit QTAC website

or phone:

1300 467 822

How to book a STAT test in Victoria

Contact VTAC to arrange your test

Visit VTAC website

or phone:

1300 364 133

How to book a STAT test in Western Australia

Contact TISC to arrange your test

Visit TISC website

or phone:

(08) 9318 8000

How to book a STAT test at a test centre

Fees

STAT Multiple Choice AUD $140
STAT Written English AUD $140
Fees include GST

Refunds and deferrals policy

Dates & venues

STAT Multiple Choice and STAT Written English tests are available at a number of locations and dates.

Dates & venues

Special testing conditions

Candidates who have an impairment, temporary illness or special circumstance which may affect their test performance should apply for Special Test Conditions.

Special testing conditions information

Frequently asked questions

WHO USES STAT?
  • Mature 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
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.
AM I ELIGIBLE?
  • There are no age restrictions to sit the STAT test.
  • Universities/Course authorities may impose restrictions on the age at which STAT test results are accepted. Candidates should check with the institution that they are applying to determine if they are eligible.
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 test results and which test(s) are required (eg Multiple Choice only or Multiple Choice and Written English).
WHERE SHOULD I SIT STAT?
  • The STAT tests are comparable no matter where in Australia you sit them and results are accepted Australia-wide. If possible, you should sit the STAT test(s) in the state where you reside, even if you plan to attend university in a different state.
HOW MANY TIMES CAN I SIT STAT?
  • Candidates may only sit STAT once per test cycle which runs from 15 April -14 April following year.
    The current test cycle is 15 April 2017-14 April 2018.

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