Important: Due to COVID-19 SATAC will not be holding venue-based STAT sittings until further notice. STAT online sittings are available through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). For more information go to the sitting dates and venues page.

If you are thinking about sitting the STAT for entry to an undergraduate course or a TAFE SA higher education course, the information on this page will help you get started.

Prospective students who do not have the necessary qualifications, or whose qualifications are not competitive enough, may consider sitting the STAT to gain entry to their chosen course. If you are eligible and competitive enough to apply with another qualification you do not need to sit the STAT. If you are unsure whether to sit the STAT contact SATAC for advice before you book a test sitting.

If you have a question about sitting the STAT see our STAT FAQs page for answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Eligibility to use STAT in South Australia and the Northern Territory

Results from STAT Multiple Choice can be used to compete for entry to most undergraduate courses offered through SATAC in South Australia and Northern Territory. Before you book a STAT sitting check first if:

  • the course you are interested in considers STAT results, and
  • whether you are eligible to use a STAT result to compete for entry to the course

There are rules regarding using a STAT result for entry to undergraduate courses. Check the selection rules for undergraduate admission pathways to learn more. 

Results from the STAT can also be used to meet the course admission requirements for entry to TAFE SA higher education courses.

TAFE SA - higher education courses (34KB PDF) 

If you are applying for courses outside South Australia and the Northern Territory you should check your eligibility to use the STAT with the institution providing the course, or with the tertiary admissions centre in that state.

STAT sittings and availability

Due to COVID-19 SATAC will not be holding venue-based STAT sittings until further notice. STAT online sittings are available through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

For more information go to the sitting dates and venues page.

STAT fees and payments

ACER charges a fee to sit the STAT Multiple Choice or STAT Written English.

  • STAT Multiple Choice: AUD$225 (2 hrs and 10 min test duration)
  • STAT Written English: AUD$210 (1 hr and 5 min test duration)

These fees are payable to ACER at the time of booking.

Arrangements for STAT sittings in regional South Australia and the Northern Territory are being decided and more information will be published here when available.

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