Special Admissions Test

STAT Information

Please check all information at Universities Admission Centre (UAC) website.

The next special sitting of the STAT to be held at UOW Batemans Bay is on Friday 22nd November. Applications are due two weeks before the sitting.  

What is STAT?

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) is a series of related tests designed to assess a range of competencies commonly considered important for success in tertiary study. STAT assesses your ability to understand the material given and to think critically about issues, rather than to test knowledge of curriculum or a specific academic subject. Many tertiary institutions in Australia use STAT as part of their admissions procedure for certain categories of applicants, in addition to any other information available, when assessing your application for admission. If you have no formal qualifications on which to base your application to a tertiary institution, you may be eligible to be considered for entry to a course by sitting STAT. STAT results will be taken into consideration when applying for UOW Batemans Bay courses.

The registration fees for a special sitting are:

  • One test $180
  • Both tests on the same day $252

The above fees include the supply of written test materials,

  • the supply of written test materials
  • a STAT result notice and arranging the test.


Step 1 Register.

Phone UAC on (02) 9752 0200.

Ask about Special Sittings. You will be sent the application form and session code, as well as information about the test.

Step 2 Pay your STAT registration fees.

You have two payment options:

BPAY - Telephone or Internet banking

Call your bank, credit union or building society to make this payment from your cheque, savings or credit card account. You will be asked for your biller code and customer reference number. Both of these are located on your STAT registration.

Australia Post over the counter payment

Take your STAT registration to any post office in Australia and make your payment by cash, cheque or EFTPOS over the counter.

Step 3 Submit your STAT registration to UAC by mail or in person.

Submit your completed STAT registration to UAC by mail. The UAC postal and street addresses are shown on the STAT registration. Your registration cannot be considered if you do not pay the STAT fee. Your STAT registration must be received at UAC by the test registration closing date. UAC does not accept facsimiled, photocopied or previous years' forms. All test sessions have a restricted number of places available so we advise you to register early. By registering early, you will also ensure that you receive your STAT confirmation letter and sample questions in time to prepare for the test/s.

Preparation for STAT

A Candidate Information Booklet can be downloaded from the UAC website: www.uac.edu.au/stat. This booklet contains some sample questions and information to assist you with preparation for the STAT.STAT preparation workshops are held a various institutions. More information is available at the UAC website.

Further Information

Universities Admission Centre (UAC) website (www.uac.edu.au)
Phone: (02) 9752 0200
Gayl Vidgen, UOW Batemans Bay: gayl_vidgen@uow.edu.au.
Phone: (02) 4472 2125

Last reviewed: 27 August, 2013

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