SATAC's role

SATAC processes applications for many of the courses offered by its participating institutions.

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 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

  • TAFE SA
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Flinders University
  • The University of Adelaide
  • University of South Australia
  • CQUniversity Australia 
  • Tabor
  • Torrens University Australia
  • SAIBT

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.

SATAC Fee-for-service (421kb PDF)

Advertising with SATAC

The SATAC Guide is an important reference tool for prospective students, teachers, parents, caregivers and influencers in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

SATAC published 33,000 copies of the Guide in 2019 and provided them free of charge to all year 12 students in South Australia and Northern Territory. Copies of the Guide are also provided to libraries, TAFE colleges,  universities and other educational bodies across Australia, and can be purchased from newsagents Australia-wide for $12.

To advertise in the next edition of the SATAC Guide please read the information contained in the 2020 Advertising Guide. Please note that advertising by SATAC's participating institutions or other education providers is not permitted.

SATAC Advertising Guide 2020 (376KB 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)

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