SATAC's role

SATAC processes applications for many of the courses offered by our participating institutions - TAFE SA, the three universities in South Australia, and Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory.

SATAC assesses the academic and non-academic qualifications presented by applicants, and ranks eligible applicants in merit order for each course according to the rules and guidelines provided by the institutions.

SATAC generates offers based on the number of applicants required to fill each course, as set by the institutions, and act as a 'one-stop-shop' for enquiries about the outcomes of applications.

SATAC also administers the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) for applicants applying for undergraduate courses under a special entry program, and processes applications for selected equity scholarships at the University of Adelaide and University of South Australia.

The selection rules for courses are the responsibility of the institution offering each course. SATAC doesn't make decisions on how qualifications are assessed or how eligible applicants are ranked, nor decide on the relative merits of different types of qualifications.

Participating institutions

Flinders University
The University of Adelaide
University of South Australia
Charles Darwin University

Fee-for-service institutions

CQUniversity Australia 
Torrens University Australia

Fee-for-service provision

SATAC can provide admissions services to other tertiary providers on a fee-for-service basis. The services are a fixed package approved by the SATAC Board. Fee-for-service institutions conform with the operations of the admissions services as determined by the participating institutions. For more information on SATAC's fee-for-service provision please download the Fact Sheet below.

Please note that it is SATAC policy not to have advertisements in the SATAC Guide or website.

SATAC Fee-for-service (342kb PDF)

SATAC Applicant Charter

The SATAC Applicant Charter provides additional information on the obligations and responsibilities of SATAC and the institutions with regards to applications and assessment.

To download a copy of the SATAC Applicant Charter, click the link below.

SATAC Applicant Charter (163kb PDF)