Australian Council for Educational Research
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2. Test type: which version of STAT do I have to sit?
3. Results: why do I have to apply to enter my university course prior to sitting for STAT?
4. Results statements: if I'm applying for my course through a tertiary admissions centre, do I have to include the information about contact person beside 'Other'?
5. Test locations: there's a long list of test centres, but none in the city where I live. Can I arrange for another special test centre for me?
6. Why is the registration fee so much more expensive than the cost of registering to sit for the test through a tertiary admissions centre in Australia ?
7. Do I need STAT Sample Collection of Questions?
8. Do I need to have my materials sent by courier?
9. Why is there a test centre fee as well as a registration fee?
10. Can I pay by bank transfer or EFTPOS?
Candidates living, working or travelling overseas are often in temporary addresses. We need to be able to send the candidate preparation materials and notification about the test details to you wherever you happen to be overseas at the time, but we would prefer to send an important document like your results statement to an Australian address. Most people nominate their parents or other family member's address as their permanent address.
You only sit for STAT F if you are an applicant to Veterinary Science at Massey University in New Zealand .
All applicants to Australian universities will sit for STAT Multiple Choice.
STAT Written English is also used:
* for applicants to all institutions in Western Australia,
* for some individual courses in NSW, ACT and Victoria. You should check with the university about whether you are required to sit for STAT Written English - neither ACER nor the tertiary admissions centres will advise you on specific course requirements.
* STAT Written English is not required for institutions in South Australia and Queensland
Most tertiary admissions centres close their timely applications at the end of September, but run the STAT sittings in Australia mainly in October and November. The STAT overseas program follows this model. Your results are sent directly to the tertiary admissions centre as soon as they are available, so will reach them in time for first round offers which will be long before you see the printout of your results statement which will be mailed to you about six weeks after you sit for the test. The Tertiary Admission Centres need to have received and processed your application so they can match up the results when they come from ACER. The Tertiary Admission Centres do not hold results if there is no application.
No. Just tick the box(es) besides the tertiary admissions centre(s) that you are applying through, and your results will be sent there directly. Only use the 'Other' box if you are doing a direct application to the university.
No. Most STAT candidates will have to travel to the closest test centre.
Economies of scale. You are getting a very personalised service by choosing to sit for the test overseas, with lots of international communication and the use of expensive couriers to send and return the tests.
That's entirely up to you, and how comfortable you feel about preparing for the test. When you register, you can download the STAT Candidate Information Booklet , which contains a complete set of practice questions. Both the Candidate Information Booklet and the STAT Sample Collection of Questions look like real tests - they have 70 questions, a mix of difficulty levels, and half Verbal, half Quantitative questions. Some people practice by going through one booklet slowly and carefully, checking the answers as they go, and then doing the second booklet as if it were a real test, in a quiet space over two hours, using the sample answer sheet in the book, and not checking the answers until finished.
Mostly, no. Your application is processed very shortly after it is received at ACER, and your materials are sent out by airmail, which for timely applications to most places is fine. However, you may consider using the option to pay to have your materials couriered to you if your application is late, or if the postal service in your part of the world is unreliable. Please note that the quoted generic fee listed on the application form is to major centres only. If you want a courier delivery to a non-major centre, please contact ACER ( email@example.com ) to ask for a quote before progressing with your application.
The test centres are doing our candidates a favour by running very small sittings of the test, and costs of staff time and room hire have to be covered. Most of the test centres we use are established testing organisations which have a set scale of fees, but these vary from country to country. ACER tries to only use test centres which have reasonable fees.
No, cheque/money order in Australian dollars, or credit card only.