Thursday 18 November 2021

SATAC is holding STAT sittings this Friday and Saturday (19 and 20 November).

If you are sitting the test on either of these days, here's what to expect!

Where is the test held?

The test is at Bonython Hall, part of the University of Adelaide campus on North Terrace.

How long before the test start time should I arrive?

We recommend getting to the venue around 45 minutes before the published start time of the test. This will give you enough time to enter the exam venue and complete the check-in and registration process.

How long is the test?

The test is 2 hours long plus 10 minutes of reading time at the start. No extra time to complete the test is allowed on the day.

What COVID procedures are in place?

You will need to check in on arrival at the venue using the COVID-SAfe Check-in. Give yourself plenty of time to arrive at the venue and complete this step.

Masks are mandatory for the duration of the test, so please bring yours along on the day.

Hand sanitiser will be available on the day, and we recommend keeping a 1.5-meter distance between yourself and others wherever possible.

What if I am feeling unwell?

If you feel unwell and can't attend the test, let SATAC know as soon as possible. Please do not attend the test if you are unwell.

What should I bring with me to the test?

The items you should bring with you to the test are:

  • valid photo ID that shows your date of birth and a signature
  • your STAT ‘Authority to Sit’ letter
  • 2 HB pencils and an eraser (pens are not allowed)
  • bottled water
  • mask

You won't need calculators, dictionaries, rulers, or highlighter pens.

If you don’t have photo ID, you will need to provide a statutory declaration. You can complete the declaration before the test and bring it with you on the day.

How can I prepare for the STAT?

Read through the Candidate Information Book before you sit the test. You can download the book for free from the ACER website. The book also contains some sample questions for you to try.

I haven't applied for the STAT but I need to, can I turn up on the day?

No. If you haven’t already applied to sit the STAT, or if you have applied but have fees owing, then you won’t be sitting on these days.

You are only permitted to enter the test venue if you have booked and paid and have received a STAT 'Authority to sit' letter from SATAC.

I have questions about the STAT, who can I ask?

If you're unsure about how to apply for STAT, or whether you're eligible to use a STAT result, contact SATAC for advice.