If you are required to provide documents, you can attach them electronically to your application.
If you need to provide documents for current year studies, submit them as soon as they are available.
For further information about the documents you are required to provide, see the relevant section below. Note that not all document types listed below are relevant to all applications. Your SATAC application, or correspondence we send you requesting further information, will include instructions on what you need to provide.
What SATAC can get on your behalf
SATAC can get some results on your behalf. In most cases, we won't ask you for supporting documents for:
- Australian Year 12 qualifications
- Studies completed at an Australian university
- TAFE SA studies if completed in the current year
- STAT results if you have entered the details of your STAT sitting on your SATAC application
SATAC will let you know if we are unable to get your results.
Your institution may not release results if you have an outstanding debt with them. If this is the case, contact your institution for advice. SATAC will not assess the qualification until the institution confirms your results.
If you studied overseas and your supporting documents are in a language other than English, you must submit copies of:
- the original documents, and
- a full translation.
The translation must be completed by an independent, accredited translator. The translation must also show results for all the subjects you studied.
You can attach scans of your official transcripts and parchments to your application.
It is your responsibility to follow any requests by SATAC to provide further documentation, either in the original language or translated into English.
If you have undertaken a state-based Australian Year 12 qualification or the International Baccalaureate in Australia, SATAC will only request documents from you if we are unable to access them electronically.
If you have undertaken a non-standard Australian Year 12 qualification or have completed your secondary study outside Australia, you will be prompted in your SATAC application to provide documents.
If you have already completed a VET qualification from a TAFE or other registered training organisation, either in South Australia, interstate, or overseas, you must supply:
- a copy of the certificate, and
- a copy of the full academic record showing all subjects studied in the course and their results.
If you are currently studying a VET course, as soon as the course is complete you must obtain and submit:
- a statement of completion of the course signed by the course coordinator or other responsible officer,
- a copy of the full academic record showing all subjects studied in the course.
You can obtain copies of these documents from the institution where you studied.
If you have undertaken your enabling course or program in South Australia, SATAC may be able to access your records directly from the institution.
If you have undertaken the study interstate or overseas, you will need to supply a copy of the award, or certificate of completion, as well as a complete academic transcript showing all subjects undertaken and grades achieved.
You can obtain copies of these documents from the institution where you studied.
If you have studied, or are currently studying, at an Australian institution, SATAC may be able to retrieve your results electronically.
If SATAC is unable to retrieve your results electronically, you may be prompted in your SATAC application, or by correspondence from us, to upload an academic transcript showing all subjects and grades, and a copy of your award parchment (for completed study).
If you have sat the STAT you will be asked to supply your STAT ID during the application process. SATAC can access results from the national STAT database, so you will only be asked to provide results if we are unable to access your test results.
You are not required to submit a copy of your nursing current practising certificate if you are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia or in New Zealand.
If, however, you are registered overseas (other than New Zealand), you must attach a copy of your certificate to your application.
If you are applying for a Nursing course, you will have to meet a specific level of English language proficiency. If you indicate on your application that you have undertaken, or will undertake, an acceptable English language proficiency test, you will need to attach the test report form to your application.
If you feel that circumstances have disadvantaged you in your previous studies, you may seek special consideration as part of the SATAC application process.
This is only applicable to applicants who did not receive support from the institution at the time of the disadvantage.
If you seek special consideration, you will need to attach a completed Special Consideration of Educational Disadvantage form to your application.
Please note that students currently in Year 12 cannot seek special consideration through SATAC.
If you wish to submit a personal competencies statement, you must write it according to the guidelines provided and attach it to your application.
There are specific eligibility requirements that you must meet in order for your life experience to be considered in support of your application. Many of the courses that consider life experience as a pathway also require you to sit the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) in addition to submitting a personal competencies statement.
Documentation submitted to support a claim of military service needs to include:
- the rank(s) you have achieved
- the division(s) you worked in
- the length and dates of service for each rank
You must provide one of the following:
- ADO Service Record Report (full PMKeyS statement) containing a complete service record which is available to serving members of the Armed Forces. The statement contains current rank, date of enlistment, length of service, current occupation, posting and promotion history.
- A letter from your supervisor/personnel officer/commanding officer giving rank, length of service in each rank, and, if possible, occupation.
- Certificate of Service which states rank on discharge and dates of service.
Please note that a Certificate of Enlistment is not sufficient to support your claim.
You may be asked to provide a copy of your CV to support your application. Please ensure that your CV includes details of all relevant employment as well any qualifications you have undertaken.
Some courses require you to submit a supervision form to your application to show support of your application from your employer.
You can find the relevant form linked in the course description for your preference on the SATAC Course Search.
You may be required to submit a personal statement in support of your application.
You can find information about what is required in the course description for your preference on the SATAC Course Search.
Statutory declaration for rural and remote entry to courses
Some undergraduate courses at Flinders University and the University of Adelaide have a subquota of places for eligible students applying for rural or remote entry. If you are eligible, you must submit a statutory declaration to SATAC:
- within ten working days of submitting an application for a Flinders University course
- within five working days of submitting an application for a University of Adelaide course
You can download a copy of the statutory declaration form below.
You can also use this form if you are applying for courses at Charles Darwin University (undergraduate and postgraduate) or Flinders University (undergraduate) that offer NT subquota entry. Submit the form within ten working days after submitting your SATAC application.
Use SATAC Course Search to find more information in individual course entries.
Statutory declaration for applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin
Some undergraduate and postgraduate courses offer subquotas for applicants who are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin.
You can download a copy of the statutory declaration form below or provide an official seal confirming your status.
Statutory declaration in lieu of documents
If you are applying for courses at TAFE SA, you can submit a statutory declaration if you are unable to obtain documentation for your qualification(s).The declaration must contain the following information:
- when you obtained the original qualification
- name and location of the educational organisation
- which subjects/topics you studied and any results obtained
- the circumstances which prevent you from being able to obtain the qualification documents.