About the STAT
STAT stands for Special Tertiary Admissions Test. There are two versions of the STAT:
STAT Multiple Choice
The test consists of 70 questions that test your ability to read and interpret graphical displays of information and passages of writing, to use mathematical relationships and to apply reasoning to tables of data.
Duration: Two hours, with an additional ten minutes reading time.
STAT Written English
The test requires you to write two short essays to assess your ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Duration: One hour, with an additional five minutes reading time.
These tests are developed and marked by ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) and are subject to international testing standards. They are designed to test a range of competencies commonly considered important for success in tertiary study.
- Who needs STAT?
- Where and when: STAT
- How to book STAT
- Making changes: STAT
- Preparing for a test: STAT
- STAT results
Who to contact about whether or not you need to sit the test
If you are still unsure after reading the course information and the STAT requirement for each institution, you should contact the department or faculty running that course. Course authorities at the institution are the only ones that can advise you whether you are required to sit a test. Ensure all advice is in writing. For contact details, see Institutions.
Who to contact about Vision Australia sittings in Victoria
To discuss test formats and other adaptive technology, contact the Tertiary Education Consultant at Vision Australia on (03) 8378 1223. To discuss your booking, contact the Admissions Tests Coordinator at VTAC on 1300 364 133.
Who to contact about booking sittings in Victoria
For help with bookings for general or special sittings, contact the Admissions Tests Coordinator at VTAC by email through your VTAC user account or telephone 1300 364 133.
Who to contact about interstate sittings
For information about sitting STAT interstate, contact your nearest Tertiary Admissions Centre. Tasmanian applicants book their STAT sittings through VTAC.
Who to contact about overseas sittings
For information about sitting STAT overseas, contact the Australian Council for Educational Research.