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.

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

The STAT is a series of written tests which assess a range of competencies considered important for successful tertiary study. STAT Multiple Choice is a two hour test which evaluates skills associated with verbal and quantitative reasoning. STAT Written English is a one hour essay test which assesses a candidate's ability to communicate effectively in writing.

STAT Multiple Choice can be used to meet entry requirements and compete for most undergraduate courses offered through SATAC in South Australia and the Northern Territory, as well as higher education courses offered by TAFE SA.

STAT Written English is not considered for any courses offered through SATAC but may be required by interstate institutions.

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Sitting the STAT

Information about sitting the STAT through SATAC.

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STAT sitting dates and venues

Where and when to sit the STAT in South Australia and the Northern Territory.



Common questions about STAT applications.