STAT: Special Tertiary Admissions Test

The STAT: Special Tertiary Admissions Test is a scholastic aptitude test designed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACAR) to measure aptitude of students seeking admission to Tertiary Education Programmes in Australia. The test measures different qualities in you essential towards territory education programme success. The test is administered separately by the central tertiary admissions centre in each state and territory and the University of Tasmania.  One can sit for the STAT Multiple Choice and the STAT Written English only once in the STAT testing year.

STAT Format

STAT is of two types – Multiple Choice and Written English.
  • STAT Multiple Choice consists of questions on verbal and quantitative aspects. The test is of two-hours with 10 minutes of reading time.

  • STAT Written English requires two pieces of writing on two different topics. It is a one-hour test with five minutes of reading time.

STAT: Scoring

The STAT score is reported as a numeric mark between 100 and 200 (200 being a perfect score). Then they are been converted into percentile and accordingly ranks are given.

STAT: Special Arrangements

For Special test arrangements, the candidate must take permission in writing from TISC (Tertiary Institutions Service Centre). These special sittings as a result of disability or other conditions are made available only if the candidate provides the evidence to support the request.

STAT: Universities & Institutions

Some Universities/institutions encourage applicants who don’t have educational qualifications to sit STAT as an alternative means of qualifying for admission to tertiary study. The STAT requirement varies largely across Australian Universities. For details check University Programme Requirements
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