Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

Learn more about the STAT Multiple Choice entry pathway and how to sit the test.

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) is a multiple choice aptitude test designed to enable university selection officers to assess your potential to succeed in tertiary study.

The test is 2 hours long with 10 minutes reading time and consists of 70 multiple choice questions.

Who should sit the STAT?

You should sit the STAT Multiple Choice if:

  • STAT is listed in the entry requirements for the RMIT program to which you are applying
  • you are a minimum of 19 years of age on 1 January in the year in which you will start your studies
  • you have not been enrolled in secondary studies for at least two years
  • you have no prior secondary school (Year 12), VET studies or work experience that can be considered for entry, or these do not meet the minimum entry requirements for the program

STAT results

Your STAT overall score will be competitively ranked for selection.

STAT scores are valid for 2 years prior to the year of commencement of study.

Your STAT score may be used to meet Year 12 English and Year 11 mathematics prerequisites. In addition to sitting the STAT you must still meet all other prerequisites for your program. Learn more about STAT results and prerequisites, including the minimum STAT scores required to meet prerequisites.

Register to sit the STAT

Sittings of the STAT in Victoria and Tasmania are administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Information regarding sitting dates, fees and locations can be found on the ACER STAT website.


Interstate STAT sittings

ACER also administers STAT sittings in NSW and ACT. South Australian and Northern Territory residents should contact SATAC, WA residents TISC and QLD residents QTAC.


Overseas STAT sittings

For information about sitting STAT overseas, contact ACER

What happens next?

If you submitted a VTAC application for your program your STAT results will be provided to RMIT automatically for the purposes of selection.

If you submitted a direct application for your program you will need to obtain your STAT result statement from VTAC and upload it to your application as a supporting document.

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