Special Testing Conditions

Candidates who have an impairment, temporary illness or special circumstance which may affect their performance (or others' performance) in the test should apply for Special Test Conditions. Circumstances may be physical (e.g. hearing, visual, motor skills); psychiatric (e.g. anxiety); medical (e.g. diabetes); or a learning disability (e.g. dyslexia).

Examples of special test accommodations include: alternative test format such as large print test booklet, extra time, rest breaks, permission to take in food, wheelchair access etc.

ACER is committed to equity of access for all candidates, and strives to ensure that candidates with disabilities are neither advantaged nor disadvantaged in relation to other candidates who sit for STAT.  Careful consideration is given to all requests, and all reasonable efforts will be made to provide appropriate test conditions for approved candidates.

There is no possibility of special consideration being given to test results. In no circumstances will scores be adjusted to account for any perceived disadvantage.

To apply for Special Test Conditions:

  1. Before you start your STAT registration, email the STAT Office. In the email, include the reason that Special Test Conditions are required.
  2. Attach recent medical report outlining how your condition will affect your performance during the test and what your requirements are.
  3. The STAT Office will liaise with you and once all the details have been agreed to, you will be asked to complete your STAT registration.
  4. You will receive an email confirming your Special Test Accommodations before the test which you should print and take to the test.