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 pathway to tertiary study for people who do not have formal qualifications, or for those whose past results may not be competitive enough to get an offer.

It is an aptitude test that assesses a range of competencies considered important for tertiary study.

STAT Multiple Choice is the version used by SATAC's partner institutions. It is a two-hour test evaluating skills associated with verbal and quantitative reasoning.

STAT Written English is not used for entry to courses offered through SATAC.

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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.