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STAT explained

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) is a national test that assesses your ability to learn in a tertiary environment.

STAT is administered by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre and includes two tests:

  • Written English - tests your ability to communicate effectively in writing
  • Multiple Choice - tests in the areas of Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics and Science

To sit the STAT you need to be at least 20 years of age:

  • before 1 March to study in Semester one of that year; or
  • before 1 August if you want to start in Semester two.

Undergraduate study

To be eligible for consideration to enter one of our undergraduate courses you’ll need to sit both tests and achieve the following scores:

Entry requirement Pre-2017 Post-2017

A mark of at least 110 for either component in the STAT Multiple Choice


A mark of at least 140 for the STAT Written English component

A minimum score of 135 for either component in the STAT Multiple Choice


A minimum score of 140 for the STAT Written English component

Note: The scores for STAT Written English and at least one component of STAT multiple choice will need to equate to a notional ATAR equal to or greater than the cut-off ATAR score for the course/s you apply for.

More about STAT

For more information, please visit the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre.

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