Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
If you are applying to the University of Melbourne as an Access Melbourne non-school leaver entry category applicant , the STAT may help you to demonstrate your academic aptitude and likelihood to succeed in your chosen course.
What is the STAT?
The STAT is an aptitude test designed to assess a range of competencies commonly considered important for success in tertiary study.
Your STAT results must be no more than two years old in order to be considered for admission purposes.
If you intend to apply to the University of Melbourne under our Access Melbourne non-school leaver entry category you are required to complete both sections of the STAT.
Section one: STAT Multiple Choice
The STAT Multiple Choice section will require you to read and interpret graphical displays of information, and passages of writing. This assessment will also require you to demonstrate mathematical and data reasoning abilities.
This section includes 70 multiple choice questions to be completed in two hours with ten minutes reading time.
Section two: STAT Written English
The STAT Written English section is designed to assess your ability to produced organised, logical and effective written communications.
The section includes two short essays to be completed in one hour with five minutes reading time.
Where and when can I complete the STAT?
STAT examinations are held throughout the year at a variety of venues in Victoria and around Australia, please check the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website for information about test dates and locations.
How to register for the STAT
You can register to sit the STAT when submitting your undergraduate course application via VTAC.
To register simply complete the STAT section of your VTAC application.
When completing your STAT application you will need to provide VTAC with the code corresponding to the exam you wish to complete.
This code is a number that represents the venue, day and time of the STAT examination you are able to complete. You will find all available STAT examination times, and their corresponding codes listed on the VTAC website.
Please note you will be charged a STAT registration fee in addition to the VTAC application processing fee.
After sitting the STAT your results will be made available to the University of Melbourne via the VTAC system.
You may find STAT preparation courses available, while the University does not endorse preparation workshops, we do recognise that some candidates may find these courses useful as a means of reducing anxiety.
What STAT score do I need to achieve?
Different undergraduate courses at the University of Melbourne require different STAT scores to demonstrate non-school leaver entry applicants’ academic aptitude and likelihood to succeed in their program. Refer to the table below to determine the minimum score you will need to achieve to be considered for your preferred program:
Multiple Choice = MC
Written English = English
|Indicative minimum STAT score|
|Bachelor of Agriculture||MC||140|
|Bachelor of Arts||MC||150|
|Bachelor of Biomedicine||MC||150|
|Bachelor of Commerce||MC||150|
|Bachelor of Design||MC||150|
|Bachelor of Fine Arts (all specialisations)||MC||140|
|Bachelor of Music||MC||150|
|Bachelor of Oral Health||MC||150|
|Bachelor of Science||MC||150|
Learn more about the STAT
For more information about the STAT please visit the ACER website.