STAT - Special tertiary Admissions Test

STAT: An Introduction

The STAT is a scholastic aptitude test designed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACAR) to evaluate a range of competencies that are paramount for tertiary study in Australia. 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: Purpose

The purpose of STAT is to assess the ability to understand and analyze information the student will be given.
  • The STAT Written English test aim is to assess the ability to form, extract and communicate the ideas in a coherent and efficient manner. The STAT Written English is required for international students to assess their English language skills.

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. Following is the list of the Universities/Institutions:

 Institution STAT version accepted Accepted for
 APM College of Business and STAT Multiple Choice non-2013 year 12 applicants all courses
 Communication•
Australian Catholic University
 STAT Multiple Choice 2013 Year 12 applicants from Rudolph Steiner schools

applicants who are 21 years or over on 1 January 2014

all courses
 Australian Maritime College STAT Multiple Choice
 applicants who are 21 years or over on 1 March 2014

all courses except engineering
 Australian National University* Both STAT Multiple Choice and STAT Written English (mandatory)

STAT Multiple Choice (mandatory)
 Special Adult Entry Scheme (SAES) applicants

University Preparation Scheme (UPS) applicants
 Billy Blue College of Design ** STAT Multiple Choice non-2013 year 12 applicants

all courses
 Charles Sturt University•  STAT Multiple Choice all applicants provided that performance in the STAT is not the sole basis upon which admission is sought

all courses except B Physiotherapy and B Veterinary Science

 CQUniversity• STAT Multiple Choice applicants who are 18 years or over on 1 January 2014
 Griffi th University• STAT Multiple Choice applicants who are 21 years or over on 1 January 2014

all courses except B Medical Science, B Oral Health in Dental Science and B Oral Health in Dental Technology
 International College of Management, Sydney• STAT Multiple Choice non-2013 year 12 applicants

all courses
 Jansen Newman Institute# STAT Multiple Choice all applicants and courses
 La Trobe University** STAT Multiple Choice applicants who are 21 years or over on 1 January 2014

all courses
 Macquarie University• STAT Multiple Choice on-2013 Year 12 applicants

all courses   
 MIT Sydney** STAT Multiple Choice
  •  non-2013 Year 12 applicants
  • all courses
 Southern Cross University* STAT Multiple Choice applicants who are 18 years or over on 1 March 2014

non-2013 Year 12 applicants
 University of Canberra• STAT Multiple Choice non-2013 Year 12 applicants

all courses except those with additional selection criteria
 University of New England** STAT Multiple Choice non-2013 Year 12 applicants – all courses except B Medicine and B Pharmacy

current Year 12 applicants undertaking STAT must contact UNE Admissions Unit
 University of New South Wales** Both STAT Multiple Choice and STAT Written English (mandatory)
 applicants who are 21 years or over on 1 March 2014
422000 B Arts and 429000 B Science only
 University of Newcastle• STAT Multiple Choice non-2013 Year 12 applicants

must be 18 years old. Contact the University on (02) 4921 5000 for further information.

some courses – for details visit www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000965.html
 University of Sydney** STAT Multiple Choice (mandatory) only accepted for 512101 B Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

all applicants must sit STAT by Saturday 30 November 2013 – read the additional selection criteria in the University’s course descriptions.

Note: From 2013 admissions, 512400 B Pharmacy applicants no longer need to sit the STAT test
 University of Technology, Sydney** STAT Multiple Choice
 applicants who are 20 years or over on 1 March 2014

some courses only. Visit www.uts.ac/admreq2014 for specific faculty admission requirements
 University of Western Sydney** STAT Multiple Choice non-2013 Year 12 applicants

all courses except those with additional selection criteria – read the course descriptions for  details of courses with additional selection criteria
 University of Wollongong• STAT Multiple Choice all courses except engineering and law degrees
 William Blue College of  Hospitality Management•
 STAT Multiple Choice non-2013 year 12 applicants all courses   

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