Information on Special Tertiary Admissions Test

Prospective students who are 21 years old or older before January 1st of the year that will be applying for admission may be eligible to apply for the STAT. The STAT stands for Special Tertiary Admissions Test. If you pass the STAT you will gain special entrance admission into the prospective University. You cannot apply if you have earned or completed an AQF diploma or another higher level award from any Tertiary Institution, TAFE, or University. Also if you were enrolled and studied in a schooling program that leads to a higher education diploma, certificate, or award within the last three years you will disqualify for the STAT if you finished more then one full-time year of study. The STAT (Special Tertiary Admissions Test) is a two hour long testing period. Some Universities or programs that accept the STAT for admission entrance might also consider students past employment experience. Their has also been stories of students gaining admission through their written personal competency statement. All entrance forms and options are listed in the SATAC Guide located at STAT Testing: The STAT test are held every year in different centers in Southern Australia, Adelaide, and the Northern Territory of Australia. Applying for Universities and taking the STAT should be done either midyear or at the end of the year. The STAT test has 70 multiple choice questions that will test student’s critical thinking skills and how well they can make sense of different types of material presented to them in various types of questions. Along with the multiple choice there is also a one hour written English test. The STAT is administrated in the tertiary centers in each State. For more information, details, forms, or to contact the STAT please visit them at: