If you are thinking of sitting the STAT for entry to an undergraduate course or a higher education course offered by TAFE SA, the information on this page will help you get started.
Prospective students who do not have the necessary qualifications, or whose qualifications are not competitive enough, may consider sitting the STAT to gain entry to their chosen course. If you are eligible and competitive enough to apply with another qualification you do not need to sit the STAT. If you are unsure whether to sit the STAT contact SATAC for advice before you book a test sitting.
If you have a question about sitting the STAT see our STAT FAQs page for answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Eligibility to use STAT in South Australia and the Northern Territory
Results from the STAT Multiple Choice can be used to compete for entry to most undergraduate courses offered through SATAC in South Australia and Northern Territory. Before you book a STAT sitting check first if:
- the course you are interested in considers STAT results, and
- whether you are eligible to use a STAT result to compete for entry to the course
There are rules regarding using a STAT result for entry to courses offered in 2019. Check the 2019 admission pathway information for more details
Results from the STAT can also be used to meet the Course Admission Requirements (CAR) for entry to TAFE SA higher education courses.
If you are applying for courses outside South Australia and the Northern Territory you should check your eligibility to use the STAT with the institution providing the course, or with the tertiary admissions centre in that state.
STAT sittings and availability
For information on where and when you can sit the STAT in South Australia or the Northern Territory please go to the sitting dates and venues page.
STAT fees and payments
SATAC charges a fee when booking the STAT to cover the cost of administration and sitting of the test.
Your place in a STAT sitting is not confirmed until you have paid the fees owing for the STAT.
Payment can be made by credit card online at the time of application. Alternatively, you can print a tax invoice which can be paid at an Australia Post outlet or posted to SATAC with a cheque or money order. You can also pay by EFTPOS at the SATAC office. Cash payments are not accepted. Fees paid to SATAC are not refundable.
If you arrange a STAT sitting with SATAC for an interstate application you will be expected to pay at the time the sitting is booked.
If you are sitting the STAT for entry to a course starting in 2019 the fee for sitting the STAT Multiple Choice is $150.00 if you submit your application between 6 August and 31 October 2018 and pay your STAT fee in this time. The fee increases to $235.00 for applications submitted between 1 November 2018 and 31 March 2019, and for any applicant who pays their STAT fee after 31 October.
A fee of $235.00 is payable for individual sittings held in remote locations.
The fee for the STAT Written English is $150.00 but an additional fee of $85.00 is payable for individual sittings of the test. You will require an individual sitting if your application is late or you are unable to attend a scheduled test sitting in Adelaide.