The Special Tertiary Admissions Test can cover areas such as written English, numeracy and your ability to interpret data and information.To be eligible for admission on the basis of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test, you must be:

  • a non-Year 12 applicant — not a current (2019) or recent Year 12 student (or equivalent) within the last 2 years (i.e. 2018 or 2017)
  • at least 19 years old on 31 December in the year you commence your studies.


You may want to consider sitting the STAT test if the following criteria are applicable to you:

  • no prior or recent secondary school results (Year 12 or equivalent) or work experience that meet the entry requirements for the course
  • no recent TAFE or university results (within the last seven years) that could be considered for entry
  • TAFE or other tertiary results with ungraded assessment (only have pass/fail results).

We can discuss whether the STAT test can supplement your application through the course of your assessment.

English and maths requirements

In order to receive an offer to your preferred course, you must meet the prerequisites and additional entry requirements. Your STAT results may satisfy the mathematical prerequisites for most courses, except courses where a Maths Methods prerequisite has been specified. STAT written test results may satisfy English requirements for some courses. It is advised that you review the specific entry criteria for your desired course on the relevant course page.

Did you know?

The STAT Multiple Choice test may be used as a basis of admission for selected courses (where noted under ‘Entry Requirements’ on the course page). Results from your STAT test are valid for two years.

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