Admission and aptitude tests

Aptitude tests are used as an additional entry pathway or as extra requirements for course entry. Where required, we consider the results of these admission tests when selecting students.

Courses requiring aptitude tests

If an aptitude test is required, it will be listed in the individual course entry in Find a course under the entry requirements section. The information below provides general information. You should follow the instructions for individual course requirements.

UCAT (Undergraduate Clinical Aptitude Test)

For entry into Medicine and Surgery courses:

  • domestic applicants must complete the Undergraduate Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
  • international applicants must complete the International Students Admissions Test (ISAT).

STAT (Special Entry Admissions Test)

This test is used in selection for certain Information Technology courses and courses where applicants have ungraded results.

Some courses allow you to complete the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) if you don't meet the usual entry requirements. You must still meet the English language, age, and specific course requirements for the course.

The STAT consists of 70 multiple-choice questions to test your ability to read and interpret information and apply reasoning to data.

You do not need to sit the test if you have one of the following:

  • a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or an equivalent Year 12 qualification
  • a Vocational Education and Training (VET) or Technical and Further Education (TAFE) certificate or diploma with graded assessment at level IV or above
  • passed two or more university subjects with graded assessment.

If you're applying a course that lists the STAT as an entry requirement due to having no other basis for entry, you should sit the test only if you have:

  • no school, TAFE or university results (only Information Technology courses will consider applicants on this basis)
  • TAFE or other tertiary qualifications with ungraded assessment
  • Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) or other secondary study with ungraded assessment.

Ungraded assessment means results with pass/fail or competent/not yet competent, rather than a specific mark or grade.

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